At 8 PM on Friday, September 27 6 directors will meet with 6 casts to rehearse and stage a 10 minute play. The only problem? They have only 24 hours to produce it. Show time starts at 8 PM on Saturday the 28th and like the saying goes, the show must go on!
So I'm glad to announce that I and the APSU SDS are hosting the Redeye Ten Minute Play Festival, a 24 hour play festival that will go up simultaneously in all four Time Zones. In its second year the Redeye is a national event that produces the plays of six playwrights nationally in the format of a crazy theatre marathon. Tickets for the Central Redeye are on sale now here. You can get tickets online for only $8 or as low as $5 for students. And you had better get them fast. Ticket prices move up to $10 at the door.
Think of it like the White Box Challenge on HGTV or Cutthroat Kitchen on Food Network. You have a huge time constraint and a seemingly impossible task and you have to find some way to get it all done. It's like that but with theatre. It also builds community as artists band together to get the work done and share it immediately with a waiting public.
And did I mention that half of the proceeds of the show go to the New Works Initiative, a fund that helps playwrights raise money to produce their work? And another twenty percent of the proceeds go to help the local Students for a Democratic Society. So it's not only a fun event that gets artists together but it also helps a worthy cause. What more could you ask? It's community theatre in it's ultimate form!
So what can you expect?! Come see art happen right before your eyes as actors and directors undergo a theatrical experiment live in front of the audience. Help us answer the question "can 6 plays happen successfully in 24 hours?”
Do you also live in the Clarksville, TN area and want to do more than just watch the show? Come be one of over 20 actors to take the stage and make this crazy idea happen! Could that be you? Well you better act fast. The first 20 actors that email Fronkensteentheatre@gmail.com get in. And let me tell you slots are gonna go fast!
Always wanted to act but never could get past an audition? There is no audition. All you have to do is email the Fronkensteen Lounge and get on the list!
All you have to do is fit a few qualifications and you’re in!
- Be available from 8 pm 9/27 thru 10 pm 9/28
- Must sign a waiver and release form at check-in
- Must be willing to go crazy!
Are you ready to go crazy for the arts? Then don’t forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!