Monday, November 16, 2015

Actor Call for 12th Annual PLAY-IN-A-DAY, THIS SATURDAY


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ACTORS! Have you marked your calendar?



Actor Call for Old Pueblo Playwrights

12th Annual PLAY-IN-A-DAY



3244 E. Speedway, just east of Country Club (across from The Loft movie theater)

Come to rear entrance


  • No auditions or appointments necessary; we’ll give you time to introduce yourself to our directors. (Resumes & headshots welcome, but not required)
  • No lines to learn: all Old Pueblo Playwrights shows are presented with script in-hand.
  • Great short term commitment—one day!
  • Nearly everyone who responds gets cast in a show.
  • Fun environment: great way to “stretch” yourself by creating a character on the fly.


Have questions? Contact Festival Chair Dave Sewell at

By the way, we still have openings for DIRECTORS and OVERNIGHT PLAYWRIGHTS. Contact Dave if you’re up to the challenge!


What happens at Play-In-A-Day:

On Friday night, we will gather at Unscrewed Theater for our host’s (Not Burned Out Just Unscrewed) 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 up to 12 playwrights into 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, 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 Jack Frakes Prize and the Audience Choice 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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