|24 Hour Theater III
The Adults Only 24 Hour!
Writers' lockdown 11pm - July
On Friday, July 29th, we once again locked five local playwrights into our theater with nothing but caffeine, computers and sweet, sweet inspiration to sustain them for the next seven hours. When dawn broke, we were the proud parents of five new, original works!
Only ... this time it
was a little different.
This special edition of "Adult's Only" 24 Hour Theater wasn't about creating five new plays full of gratuitous nudity and simulated sex (not that there's anything wrong with that). Instead, we wanted to give the playwrights and the actors a chance create works without any restrictions beyond the five common elements provided. Encouraging them to be provocative, ribald and quite probably offensive to people with delicate sensibilities. The writers ...
Each writer drew a script element from a hat ... a setting, a prop, a character, a line of dialogue, then a sound cue. Once all five elements were drawn, the writers were charged with finding a way to incorporate them into a brand new script. The elements were drawn from a pool of prompts collected anonymously on this website! That's right ... YOU can submitted your ideas for props, settings, dialogues, characters, and sounds. The writers were completely at your mercy! The elements drawn were:
PROP: A copy of "The Recycler"
The writers will had 7 hours to complete their original script with all five elements in place. After seven hours of comraderie, writing, swearing, smoking, and several Coronas ... at 7am, five new scripts were rushed off to Kinkos.
At 8am our directors arrived to read the scripts, and at 9am a crack crew of actors joined in to help us cast, rehearse and tech our new little bundles of joy over the course of the day. Following the performance of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on Saturday, July 30th, we presented the world premiere of five new plays. We also presented a staged reading of Chris Spencer's The Play That Will Never See The Light of Day (which was our inspiration for this special adults-only theme.)
And the plays written were (WARNING: Adult Content!) ...
A one-woman tour of the
"Heart of Gold Women
A wizard wannabe
answers a "master's" misleading
A female couple buys a
Jim's dead brother
comes back to warn him of
Susan Lucci struggles
to transform a raging cunt