Thursday, October 29, 2015

OPP Play-In-A-Day call for Writers & Directors


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Old Pueblo Playwrights’ 12th Annual Play-In-A-Day Festival will rock midtown Tucson on November 20th and 21st at Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway.

Play-In-A-Day is:

12 Playwrights paired into 6 sleep-deprived teams, tasked with writing 6 short 3-character plays overnight…

6 Directors tasked with rehearsing the plays through the day with Actors cast just that morning for public performance that very evening!

One superb Improv Group—Not Burned Out Just Unscrewed—as hosts…

Equals 24 hours of Dramatic Fun and Laughs!!

Do YOU have what it takes to Write, Direct, or Act a play all in one day?


Contact Festival Chair Dave Sewell at today!


Here’s more about PIAD:

On Friday night (11/20), we will gather at Unscrewed Theater for NBOJU’s regular show, which starts at 7:30 PM. During that performance, or just after, we will perform three solemn PIAD rituals: the selection of the 3 props and the one line of dialog (chosen by the audience) which must be used in each show, and the random pairing of the 12 playwrights into 6 teams. At the conclusion of the evening (about 9:00 PM), the playwrights will be sent home to write their play throughout the evening/wee hours. On Saturday (11/21), the playwrights will turn in their scripts by 6 AM, the scripts will be printed and copied for the directors who will arrive at 8 AM, actors will arrive at 9 AM to be cast, and the directors will rehearse the plays throughout the day at Unscrewed Theater. On Saturday afternoon, the shows will be “teched” (minimal), and on Saturday night at 7:30, the shows will go on (script in-hand)! A distinguished panel of judges will deliberate on the winners of the coveted Jack Frakes Prize while NBOJU performs a short set. At the conclusion of the evening the prize will be awarded and everyone will pass around hugs and pats on the back for a great weekend of mirth and sleeplessness! Sound like fun? Contact DAVE at


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Want to know more about OPP? Check out our New Play Festival going on this weekend (Friday 10/31 & Saturday, 10/31; November 1st, 2:00) at the Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott, Downtown Tucson. Tickets are only $7 at the door (cash/checks only, please).



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