The 24 Hour Plays: ARTS, Inc.
A Fast Theatre Festival
A whirlwind of art, education, and community is coming to Topeka, giving writers, actors, directors, and stage managers a chance to create from scratch six new short plays and perform them for an audience – all within 24 hours.
Applications are now online for area theatermakers to apply for a role in creating six original plays, up to 10 minutes each, to be performed in the Hussey Black Box Theatre at Topeka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 25.
From among the applications received, 24 Hour Plays: ARTS, Inc. organizers will accept six playwrights, six directors, six stage managers, and 24 actors who will create and rehearse the shows for live performance on Saturday night. These ensembles will convene for the first time on Friday night, March 24 to begin their creative process of writing and producing original short plays for public performance on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
The 24 Hour Plays phenomenon has swept the nation and the world, with productions even on Broadway. Creative communities come together to produce plays written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. A radically-present approach to theatre, participants make work that responds immediately to the world around us, builds communities, and generates new artistic partnerships. There is no charge for applications.