24-Hour Theatre Project a ‘high-adrenaline theatrical experience’

Newman University will host the 24-Hour Theatre Project Feb. 19-20 as part of its Heritage Month celebration.

According to Mark Mannette, associate professor of theatre and director of the Theatre Department, "The 24-Hour Theatre Project is a high-adrenaline theatrical experience with all the creativity and problem-solving skills of a normal six-week process packed into 24 hours."

All Newman University students, prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate in the project. To participate, contact Mark Mannette.

Here's how it works:

  • Teams will be selected at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, just before the 7 p.m. Sloppy Joes performance.
  • Playwrights in each team begin writing at 8 p.m., and have 12 hours to finish their scripts.
  • Actors and directors come in at 8 a.m. Saturday and begin rehearsal.
  • The shows are performed starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre.

Admission is $3 to non-participants.

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