Coralville — Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will host the 4th Annual All in a Day Play Festival this August 27th and 28th at the brand new Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The two theatre companies will once again join forces for this award-winning event to create seven ten minute plays in just 24 hours.
On the night of Saturday, August 27, seven writers, seven directors and 35 actors come together to create seven original plays. Writers randomly choose a location, genre and one other possible dramatic detail they are charged to include in their scripts. Writers, actors and directors brainstorm ideas, then writers create a ten minute play by 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, when the actors and directors take over.
Twenty four hours from the start of the festival - after a whirlwind of creative mayhem - theatre lovers are treated to a variety of unique shows at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts as part the venue's opening weekend. Plays and performances are adjudicated and awards will be presented for performances, plays and directors.
If you are interested in acting in this event, sign up through the Dreamwell website: www.dreamwell.com. Sign up will open at 5:00 p.m., August 7, 2011. The first 35 actors who sign up will be in the show. Slots filled very quickly last year so sign up early! If actors sign up after the slots are filled, they will be placed on a waiting list.
The time commitment for actors is roughly one hour, Saturday evening, August 27, and the entire day and evening of Sunday, August 28.
“We frequently hear from actors that this is one of the most thrilling and fun theatrical events of the year,” said Matt Falduto, Dreamwell Theatre founder. "The event keeps getting bigger and better and, this year since we'll be in the beautiful new Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, we get to bring the excitement to a brand new stage."