And fifty-seven pots of coffee, four cornish game hens, twenty-some assorted volunteers, a packed-to-capacity audience, and oh yeah, twenty-four hours. Last night we actually pulled off our 24-Hour Theater event! And not only did we pull it off, it was good! Is that surprising? Not entirely, but, well…it’s a short amount of time to put together a whole lot of show.
For those of you who missed it, we had a bevy of talented and focused writers, actors, directors, set designers, costume designers, gophers, organizers, command-barkers, errand-runners, food-preparers, sign-makers, ticket-takers, and more convene at 826michigan Friday night at 8pm. Twenty-four hours later, two short plays, three skits (written by our Comedic Playwriting workshop participants, aka the 826 Players), and one 10-to-1 playwriting competition went off without a hitch in front of a crowd so big that not only was every seat filled, there were a dozen or so people standing in the back.
Haley, and Ruby—act out one of the finalists’
plays in the 10-to-1 playwriting competition.
sort of stole the show as the maid in the murder
mystery The Cat’s Meow.