Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2nd Annual All in a Day Play Festival

Dreamwell Theatre/City Circle - Two theatre companies join together this weekend to create seven 10 minute plays in just 24 hours. Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the 2nd Annual All in a Day Play Festival on August 1st at the Englert Theatre in association with the Summer of the Arts.

On the night of Friday, July 31st, six writers, six directors and a host of actors will come together to create six original plays. Twenty four hours later, Iowa City area theatre lovers will be treated to a variety of unique shows after a whirlwind of creative mayhem.

“We give the writers a location and a genre and maybe one other constraint,” said Matt Falduto, Dreamwell Theatre founder. “They know how many actors they have and then have to write a ten minute play by 8 am Saturday morning when the actors and directors take over.”

You can follow the creative process through twitter as writers, directors and actors will be tweeting as they work. The hash tag is #allinadayplayfest.

Last year's inaugural production played to a packed house and resulted in a variety of exciting and imaginative projects that left audiences wowed and entertained.

“We were overwhelmed by the turnout last year,” says Brian Tanner, another organizer of the event. “We kept having people ask us if we were going to do the event again.”

Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, contact Dreamwell Theatre at 319-541-0140 or City Circle at 319-541-2980. Or go here.