Coralville - "The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, City Circle Acting Company of Coralville, and Dreamwell Theatre announce the sixth annual All-in-a-Day Play Festival, Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville.
Dreamwell Theatre board president Matt Falduto notes, “The All-in-a-Day Play Festival is a great example of the amazing things theater groups can accomplish when they work together.” At 7:30pm on Friday, September 20, seven writers, seven directors, and 30+ actors will come together to create seven original plays. Writers will be randomly assigned a location, a genre, and one other dramatic detail they must include in their script. Directors and actors will be randomly assigned to each playwright. The playwrights will deliver their script to the directors and cast by 8am the next morning; the directors and actors then have the day to rehearse.
24 hours from the start of the process, audience members will be treated to a variety of new and unique shows. Plays and performers will be adjudicated by a panel including Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett, CCPA Managing Director Megan Flanagan, and director/producer Christopher Okiishi, with awards presented for performers, playwrights, and directors.
Event co-organizer Brian Tanner of Dreamwell says, “This is one of my favorite events of the year. I always look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with and it amazes me that everything was accomplished in such a short time!” Liz Tracey of City Circle adds, “It is a thoroughly entertaining and original evening – and one made for the digital age. I enjoyed myself so much last year that I signed up to direct this year.”
This year’s participating playwrights are Matt Falduto, Brian Tanner, Joe Jennison, Amy White, Mike Moran, Tony Craine, and Andrew Juhl. The directors are James Trainor, Meg Dobbs, Barbara Lau, Liz Tracey, Adeara Jean Maurice, Bev Mead, and Paul Freese."
(Source: CCPA Press Release)