AAT Presents “A Play in a Day”
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts Associated Actors and Technicians
What: 24-Hour Play Festival
When: Saturday, 4 September 2010, 7:30 pm
Where: Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: at the door: $5/general admission, $4/for A.A.T. members
Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts Associated Actors and Technicians presents a 24-hour play festival, A Play in a Day, at 7:30 pm Saturday, September 4, in the Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at the door for $5.
The plays are written, produced, directed and performed by students in 24 hours. This festival may contain adult themes or language.
Sean Bishop, AAT publicity director says, “Here’s how the festival works: Actors arrive Thursday night with a costume and one prop and are then photographed. The photos are kept secret until the following night when the writers meet. Each writer selects several photos at random and then must incorporate each actor, costume, and prop into their play. The writers have from 9:00 pm Friday until 7:00 am Saturday to complete a 10 minute original play. At 8:00 am Saturday morning directors are randomly assigned a script and cast. They have an hour or so to prepare before the actors arrive for rehearsal. By 7:30 pm the plays have been rehearsed with lights and sound and are ready for an audience!
“The 24 hour play festival tests the skills of its participants to see just how fast they can pull a show together. The result is a thrilling and exhausting day of writing and rehearsing with an exciting performance for the audience at the end.”
For more information about the festival, contact sean Bishop, 801 694-7994 or firstname.lastname@example.org