Six years ago, an idea was put into play for the Newman University Theatre Department. The purpose is for all Newman University students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join together for an impromptu event like no other.
According to Director of Theatre Mark Mannette, “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.”
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, teams consisting of playwrights, directors, and actors will come together and begin the process. The official clocks start at 8 p.m. when playwrights in each team begin writing. They will be given 12 hours to finish their scripts. The next morning, at 8 a.m., the actors and directors in each team begin rehearsing.
The shows are performed starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre. These eclectic performances are open to the public for just a $3 admission price. All are encouraged to come out and enjoy the shows!