Whole Theatre announces that 24/7 this year will once again be held at – and as a benefit for – Live Arts. Feb 29, 2020 at 8pm – One Show Only. We have appreciated our relationship and enjoyed supporting Live Arts for 11 years.
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.
- Next 24/7: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
- At Live Arts Theater (as a benefit for Live Arts)
- Tickets On Sale Now!
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.
Early Saturday morning, the new 10 minute scripts are finished. The 7 directors each pull a script (yes, from the hat); and have an 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 the first read-through, blocking, memorizing lines, etc. Simultaneously, lights are focused, the 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: