24/7 2019 Actors

actors for 24/7 2019

Does it take a cast of thousands? Is a picture worth a thousand words? Come to see 24/7 and figure it out.

When you do you will see the fabulousness of these actors, each talented in at least a thousand ways.

  • Andy Davis
  • Barbara Roberts
  • Browning Porter
  • Christina Ball
  • Gwyneth Sholar
  • James Sanford
  • Jen Bottas
  • Jessie Connover
  • Joseph French
  • Julia Robertson
  • Kate Mohnahan
  • Kiri Gardner
  • Lee Susen
  • Liz Howard
  • Mendy St. Ours
  • Michael Swanberg
  • Mick Anderson
  • Mimi Helpern
  • Nauder Namaky
  • Nick Heiderstatd
  • Steph Finn

24/7 2019 Directors

Exit. Stage Left, even!

It takes pure theatrical wisdom to direct a play you’ve never seen before, with actors who didn’t audition, and a design team working on 6 other plays simultaneously and do it in less than a day! These are just the wild, willing, and wise leaders who will do it on March 2nd at Live Arts in 24/7.

  • Deborah Arenstein
  • Jess Miller
  • Julian Close
  • Larry Goldstein
  • Leslie Scott-Jones
  • Pat Owen
  • Tim Read

Come see their brilliant handy work. Tickets here.

24/7 2019 Playwrights Announced

Who wrote the book of love? Don’t know. What we do know is who will write the plays we love… in 24/7 2019.

Look at this crazy-talented-line up of playwrights.

  • Chris Estey
  • Edwina Herring
  • Miller Murray Susen
  • Savanah Hard
  • Scott Dunn
  • Sean McCord
  • Ray Smith

So join us on March 2nd at 8 PM at Live Arts to see what you love! 

Learn More about 24/7 here.

 

 

24/7 2019 – March 2 at Live Arts

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Written overnight.  Rehearsed all Day.  Performed once for you.

Twenty-Four Seven is a theatre festival created in 24 hours.

New every time, it is the cornerstone of Whole Theatre.

Here’s how we do it:

The theatrical artists’ gather on Friday evening.  A theme for the next night’s show is randomly selected from all the given suggestions – it’s literally pulled form a hat.  Then each of the 7 playwrights pull their cast requirements (i.e. 2 woman, 1 man) from the hat, and they pull their special inspirational word from the hat (i.e. Vancouver).  The playwrights write overnight.

247-2014-latrina-rocksEarly Saturday morning, the new 10 minute scripts are finished.  The 7 directors each pull a script (yes, from the hat); and have a hour to confer with the playwright.  All the actors arrive.  Casting is done by each director blindly selecting names (you guessed it, literally, pulled from a hat).  Then, rehearsals begin.  And, the hat is retired.

Saturday day is a full rehearsal process with no time to second guess.  There is a first read through, blocking, memorizing lines, etc.  Simultaneously, lights are focused, sound is mixed, costumes are pinned together, tech, dress, let the audience in.

Saturday night we present a full show of new works – all fully performed and all freshly premiered.  7 new plays all created in the past 24 hours.

Email Ray for more info or to get in on the fun:  Ray@WholeTheatre.org

Or just come to a 24/7 and enjoy all the fun:

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thank you poem, 24/7 2018

Each 24/7 is unique and needs, dare I says wins, its own personal thank you.  Here is 2018, a thank-you poem (full or in-jokes) to the artists who made it happen:

Last night was a product of your love and your care
I admire your passion and the talent you share
I miss you already, I hate when it ends
Artists I say, make the best friends.

The dating game was just like money in the bank
The contestants unaware, and the winner was Frank
Then a woman alone talked with a fork and knife,
Until scuba-diving Perry brought love to her life

Soccer friends, on Halloween, in costumes were dressed
Till one jumped from a bridge thinking she was possessed
And a date, what a date, in a garden in our venue
With a hipster couple and a trickster-chef”s menu

Proud parents with children, well wouldn’t you know
They fought to the death! Then one baby read Poe.
Yes, Mr. Whiskers felt lonely, but let’s not be stupid
Sometimes we need help from Pat dressed as Cupid

And in Hollywood, three writers who started from zero,
Proved what we all know, every woman’s a hero
Plus a dance break surprise to watch and to listen,
It was West Coast Swing from your stage manager Kristin

Our designers were amazing!  So I say, Hey Team,
Thank you for the gift of 24/7 ‘18.

24/7 2018 Crew

24/7 Designers and Crew for 2018This show rocks. This crew rocks. They need to.  Our 24/7 team has 7 plays to “tech” in just a few hours. Even we don’t know how they do it. Maybe it’s because over 75% of our tech crew teammates are women. Men play football and start wars; women create life and make the world a better place. Just an observation. …Back to the theatre! Come see the magic on Jan 20th.

  • Stage Manager…Kristin Wenger
  • Assistant Director…Marianne Kubik
  • Assistant Stage Manager… Sarah Cain
  • Playwright Coach… Kady Garey and Brian Garey
  • TD for the Day… Sam Carannante
  • Lighting Genius… Heather Hutton
  • Light Assistant… Liz Howard
  • Sound Design… Joseph Schefer
  • Costumes… Amy Goffman
  • Costumes… Mimi Helpern
  • Costumes… Kristen Heiderstadt
  • Costumes… Tricia Emlet
  • Props Master… Daryl Bray
  • Props Assistant… Kerry Moran
  • Set Design… Jim Horstkotte
  • Running Crew… Sue Horne
  • Running Crew… Scott Dunn
  • Utility Player… Kate Monaghan
  • Hospitality Goddess… Deborah Arenstein
  • Documentarian/Photog… Kathleen Mueller
  • Producer/Host… Ray Nedzel

Actors for 24/7 2018

Actors for 24/7 at Live Arts 2018Maybe we’ve gone too far.  You tell me.  Don’t these actors have too much talent to be in 24/7?  But, here they are in 24/7.  Well, maybe they’re each a bit crazy; and maybe that’s just about right.  Thanks, you grossly talented bunch of stage-worthiness, you!

Tickets on sale now here, act fast, it’s selling out.  

  • Alec Beard
  • Amalia Oswald
  • Brandi Duncan
  • Brian Wimer
  • Bruce Young
  • Carla Manno
  • Christina Ball
  • Dawn Schimke
  • Frank Saxons
  • Ike Anderson
  • Johnny Butcher
  • Kara McLane Burk
  • Katie Muhlenkamp
  • Lisa Weigold
  • Lyndsay Goodrich
  • Misty Vredenburg
  • Nick Heiderstadt
  • Pat Owen
  • Perry Medlin
  • Priyanka Shetty
  • Sam Reeder
  • Sharon Millner
  • Tiff Ames
  • Wendy Novicoff

Directors for 24/7 2018

directors for 24/7 2018

Here is all you need to know about the directors for this years 24/7 – our 10th anniversary 24/7 – they are all nuts.

In a good way.

Over the past 10 years, each has been on stage – and few have even been writers — for a previous 24/7.   And yet, most have never directed a 24/7 play before.

With that experience – and nuttiness – this year is gonna rock.

Directors:

  • Chris Estey
  • Claire McGurk Chandler
  • Jen Downey
  • Laura Mawyer
  • Lee Susen
  • Linda Zuby
  • Mendy St. Ours

 

24/7 2018 Playwrights

The playwrights for 24/7 2018
The playwrights for 24/7 2018

Wow is the word.  And with the list below, “wow” maybe even be the theme.  Well, we don’t know yet if “wow” will have anything to do with this year’s 24/7 theme, but we do know it will describe the plays from these amazing writers taking the 24/7 overnight play writing challenge.   Wow:

  • Leslie Scott-Jones
  • Marija Reiff
  • Edwina Herring
  • Nauder Namaky
  • Marty Moore
  • Miller Murray Susen
  • Jen Tidwell

Wow.