Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tucson: Old Pueblo Playwrights presents The 8th Annual Play-in-a-Day Festival


From: Kelly Hardesty [mailto:kjhardesty101@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:23 PM
Subject: Play In A Day!


Old Pueblo Playwrights is pleased to announce our


8th Annual Play-in-a-Day Festival

November 5 & 6, 2010

7:30 p.m.


Temple of Music & Art

Cabaret Theater

330 S. Scott Ave.

Downtown Tucson


Tickets:  $7/night or $12/both nights


Reservationscall Gavin (520) 297-3317
or e-mail brit4@mindspring.com


Join us for interactive theater at its most original!


Play-in-a-Day is an annual event with the crazy premise that a half-dozen plays can be written, cast, rehearsed, and performed -- all in less than twenty-four hours.  Audience participation, sleep-deprived playwrights, and cash prizes are all part of this fun, two-night festival.


All performances are script-in-hand, staged readings.  Old Pueblo Playwrights (OPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new dramatic works by Arizona authors.






Friday evening, 7:30 pm --  an evening of Showcase Plays

Enjoy performances of three short plays written by OPP’s own Jack FrakesWatch as twelve playwrights are randomly paired for a night of collaboration.  Join fellow audience members in writing a line of dialog and selecting three props -- all of which must then be written into each of the six overnight plays.

Friday night and into the morning --

Each pair of playwrights create a 10-minute play.  Scripts are due at dawn. 

Saturday morning --

Directors arrive and actors are chosen.  They spend all day rehearsing until…

Saturday evening, 7:30 pm --  an evening of World Premiere Plays

Six world-premiere plays appear on the Cabaret stage for the audience’s pleasure and amusement.   Two cash prizes are awarded:  An Audience Choice is voted on; plus a Critic’s Prize is chosen by a panel of judges from Tucson’s theater community.






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