24 HOUR THEATRE
PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THIS EVENT, BUT YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE TICKETS.
Friday, August 23 to Saturday, August 24
Open to youth 8 and older, and adults!
What is it?
24 hours to write, rehearse and perform a series of one-act plays to close out the summer under the direction of Nettie Allen, David Carnevale, Jay Mower, and Chad Oakley.
Where Is It?
Carlton Oaks School, 9353 Wethersfield Road, Santee, CA92071
How Much Is It?
Free to participants. Performance tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door.
How Does It Work?
It’s actually pretty easy. Take a look at the schedule below.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
7:30 PM All participants meet in the auditorium. Directors come on the stage and draw the suggestions out of hats for enough material to be the basis for one-acts. Actors’ names and A.D. names are also drawn.
8:00 PM Directors meet with playwrights to brainstorm ideas. Directors give input on how they would like to see their show structured for optimum experience for their actors.
8:30 PM Playwright groups begin the work of constructing the plays late into the night. As teens begin fading, they can call their parents for pick-up. Adults will stay until it’s done.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
7:00 AM Director/A.D. Teams meet to read scripts, plan blocking, and meet with costumers to give vision.
8:30 AM Actors rehearse all day, rotating between the auditorium and separate rehearsal rooms. Costumers pull pieces from storage and go to other ACT theatres where appointments have been scheduled.
11:30 AM Lunch for ALL participants to discuss progress. Topics: sets and props needed, costumes still needed, performance order
12:30 PM Continue rehearsals and costume fittings. Each group will do their own separate dress rehearsal.
4:00 PM Dinner on own to rejuvenate/memorize lines.
5:00 PM Dress rehearsal with all groups in the auditorium.
7:30 PM Performance