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.