The 24 Hour Play Festival takes place over two nights. On the first, the audience and the theatre crew all gather for a social gathering. At this gathering the writers, directors and actors are randomly placed on teams. One writer, one director and an equal number of actors. A headline is then randomly drawn from a collection of newspapers. This ends the first night for the audience.
The writer then has until 8 am the next morning to write a script centering on the headline and utilizing the actors he/she has been assigned. At 8, the script goes to the director and the cast who have until 8 pm that night to rehearse the script.
At 8 pm, the audience returns to see the “shows.” Each play runs approximately 15-20 minutes. MAT would like to have a minimum of five writers and directors and 25-30 actors involved, but a prior commitment is required.
The 24 Hour Play Festival Drawing November 16th
The 24 Hour Play Festival Performances November 17th