The Newman University Theatre Department will hold the second annual 24-hour Theatre Project. The activity will begin Jan. 25 and finish with performances of original productions at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus.
Newman faculty, students and staff participating in the project will assemble on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Jabara Theatre. Participants will be randomly assigned to teams, each consisting of a director, playwright, and actors. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 25, the playwrights of each team will begin writing a new short play, approximately 10 minutes in length, which kicks off the 24-hour process. The next morning at 8 a.m. the directors and actors will begin rehearsing the play. At 8 p.m., 24 hours after the writing began, the plays are produced for a live audience.
Each team’s final play will be performed beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Jabara Theatre. Newman University faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public are invited to attend the event. Tickets are $2 for everyone. The proceeds will benefit the Sloppy Joes Improv Troupe and the Theatre Club. The Sloppy Joes is an improvisation-comedy group made up of Newman students.
For more information on the production or the Newman theatre program, contact Mark Mannette at 316-942-4291, ext. 2486, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: Jan. 18, 2012 A previous version stated a wrong date for the final production which will be on Jan. 26.