All actors, directors and playwrights met in a room for the first time on Saturday, August 18th at 8PM. All were randomly assigned to teams (six playwrights, six directors, and fifteen actors), and had just one short hour to review what props the actors had brought and possible themes.
The prompt for plays included:
1. The Devil must be included as an important point in the plot
2. All time and locations must be Modern Day, U.S.A.
3. All plays will be no longer then 10 minutes
All playwrights went to their homes to write through the night and have a complete titled script submitted by 7:00 the next morning.
Everyone meets to get a first look at the script for the play they will be performing in less than 12 hours. Once initial read through is done and all the necessary changes have been made, the playwrights are sent home. Rehearsal continues until 5:00PM.
PLAYWRIGHT: Zach Wegner
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Hrutkay
ACTORS: Seth Michael Jambor, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, and Elizabeth Pepe
LOVE THE DEVIL OUT OF YA
PLAYWRIGHT: Lydia Blaisdell
DIRECTOR: Shelby Arnold
ACTORS: Tova Katz and Turquoise Olezene
THE PIE QUEEN OF CHATHAM (NEW YORK)
PLAYWRIGHT: Hope Weiner
DIRECTOR: Casey Cleverly
ACTORS: Dondrie Burnham and Olivia Stoker
PLAYWRIGHT: Kathleen Purcell
DIRECTOR: Adam Berley
ACTORS: Jane Elias, Justin Garascia, and Victor Joel Ortiz
LET’S DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS
PLAYWRIGHT: Tamar MacKay
DIRECTOR: Shane Jensen
ACTORS: Lex Friedman and David McCullouch
THE HOWLING PLAY
PLAYWRIGHT: Ashley J. Jacobson
DIRECTOR: Alexandra Siladi
ACTORS: Joe Bettles, Kerry Malloy and Tyler McClain