Kelsey Leigh Ervi

Seeking 24-HR Play Festival Submissions

At the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, WaterTower Theatre will have its first 24-HR Play Festival. Here's how you can participate.

published Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Kelsey Leigh Ervi

Addison — At this year's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at WaterTower Theatre, there will be a 24-HR Play Festival, in which writers, directors, actors and designers will have only 24 hours to create, rehearse, tech and perform four 15-minute plays. This is a trend that has been happening around the country for years (Plano's Rover Dramawerks had its 25th One Day Only festival in 2015), and looks like a fun exercise in theater madness.

Find out how to participate below. You have until Jan. 24 to submit an entry for consideration:


WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced that submissions for WaterTower’s 24-HR Play Festival, which will take place in the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, will be accepted starting January 11, 2016.  Submissions from local playwrights must be received no later than January 24, 2016.  Playwrights will be notified of their status by February 1, 2016.

Local playwrights are invited to submit either a short play or excerpt from a full-length play for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed and four playwrights will be chosen for participation in the 24-HR Play Festival. Playwrights must be available from Friday, March 4 at 8pm through Saturday, March 5 at 8pm.

Submissions should be emailed to Kelsey Leigh Ervi, Artistic & Marketing Associate for WaterTower Theatre, by Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Playwrights, directors and actors will come together to create 4 brand new plays in just 24-hours. Four playwrights will be chosen via submission, after which they will be assigned a director and a group of actors who will then inspire them to write a 15-minute play. The 24-Hour Play Festival will culminate in a one-time only performance at 8pm on Saturday, March 5 in the Main Stage where each of the new plays will be performed for the public! The 24-HR Play Festival serves to provide a creative opportunity for local artists to work collaboratively. Thanks For Reading

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