Directors 24/7 2016

24-7-2016-website-direcotrsWhere do all these great directors come from?  It’s a riddle wrapped up in an enigma wrapped in bacon.

If you would like to walk into a theatre at 7am, see a stack of freshly written plays — written by a now exhausted and strung-out playwrights —  pull one at random and be told, “Here, make this work!”  Then the job of Director for 24/7 is the perfect job for you.

Here’s the crazy-talented folks who are doing it at Live Arts on April 9th:

  • Deborah Arenstein
  • Christina Ball
  • Evan Bergman
  • Joseph Bromfield
  • Phil Hurst
  • Kate Lambert

Get your tickets now: HERE.

Playwrights 24/7 2016

24-7-2016-website-playwrightsIf every year we say we have the best playwrights ever, but each year they’re different playwrights, you might ask, how does that work?

A. Each year the playwrights do indeed get better.

B. Each year we all get better.

C. Everything you read on the internet is a lie.

D. All of the above.

You’ll have to come see the shows on April 9th to find out  (buy tickets here).

But, in the mean time, look at this amazing list (our best playwrights ever!):

  • Alex Citron
  • Scott Dunn
  • Shawn Hirabayashi
  • Allen Hoover
  • Mike Long
  • Marty Moore
  • Denise Stewart

 

24/7 2016 Moves to April

24-7-2016-website-aprilCrap!  You know what’s like, right?  I mean, whatever, right?  All this snow and all this “I can’t drive,” and all this “I ain’t go no power in my house,” and “global warming/global schwarming,” and all this, “Thanks Obama!”

Wow.

Suffice it to say that people are MAD because there is no 24/7 this January.

Due to winter storm Jonas, 24/7 2016 has been rescheduled for April 9th.  Still same concept.  Still same writers, directors, cast and crew — hopefully all — still no idea what will happen.

This ain’t no April Fools Joke.

See you at Live Arts on the 9th — and hopefully before.

24/7 – 2015 – Welcome Home

Our seventh year did everything but disappoint. We had 7 great plays, directed with precision, and acted with brilliance.

Theme: Welcome Home

The Plays:

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7280-011A Space Odyssey Named Disaster

by Alex Rafala
dir by Erica Arvold
(inspiration: painful)

Cast:

  • Mary Coy
  • Misty Vrendenburg
  • Kate Lambert

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7291-017We have Finally Taken Action

by Kay Leigh Ferguson
dir by Marty Moore
(inspiration: laughter)

Cast:

  • Carolyn Demanelis
  • Amanda Watson
  • Anders Coe
  • Rodney Umble

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7300-024Hell Is Other People

by Miller Murray Susen
dir by Bryan Garey
(inspiration: appendix)

Cast:

  • Lee Susen
  • Jacqueline Ford
  • Dinah Pehrson
  • Martyn Kyle
  • Kathleen Mueller
  • Rodney Umble
  • Trina Candia

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7325-040Free Range

by Joel Jones
dir by Chris Estey
(inspiration: disco)

Cast:

  • Joseph Bromfield
  • Mariko Schaper
  • Trina Candia

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7363-066Dancin’ Dirty

by Robert Wray
dir by Mary Burruss
(inspiration: bitch)

Cast:

  • Ike Anderson
  • Michael Swanberg
  • Marshall Camden
  • Rodney Umble

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7389-084Sea Shanty

by Kate Monaghan
dir by Kate Bennis
(inspiration: unsightly)

Cast:

  • Flavia Ruffner
  • Laura Mawyer
  • Johnny Butcher
  • Trina Candia
  • Roger Ainslie

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7402-092Fun & Games

by Kisha Jarrett
dir by Edward Warwick-White
(inspiration: dance-like)

Cast:

  • Jaime Kurtz
  • Rose Harper
  • Sean Chandler
  • Derick Williams
  • Sean Michael McCord

Will Kerner Photo-WBK_7353-060With Special Guests: The Tip-Top Twins

  • Tina
  • Tammy

More Photos Here>> 

24/7 2015 Crew

  • 24-7-2015-crewProducer: Ray Nedzel
  • Stage Manager: Kristin Wenger
  • Assistant Director: Chris Baumer
  • ASM: Daryl Bray
  • TD for the Day: Will Slusher
  • Lights: Heather Hutton
  • Light Assist/spot op: Roman Cybak
  • Light Op: Heather Hutton
  • Sound Design: Wren Curtis
  • Sound Design: Felipe Ferro
  • Costumes: Amy Goffman
  • Costumes: Linda Zuby
  • Costume Assistant: Julie Mignosa
  • Props Master: Tracie Skipper
  • Head Running Crew: Fareine Suarez
  • Running Crew: Sarah Cain
  • House Manager: Charlotte Drummond
  • Box Office: Ernie Reed
  • Usher: Cathe Comer
  • Usher: Tom Raney
  • Usher: Alan Farr
  • Concessions: Melissa Wender

 

24/7 2015 Actors

24-7-2015-actorsYou’d have to go to 27 consecutive magic shows to get this kind of wonderment.  Look at the line up of actors for 24/7 this year and… prepare to be amazed.

Actors in 24/7 2015 (alphabetically by first name):

  • Amanda Watson
  • Anders Coe
  • Brandon Lee
  • Carolyn Demanelis
  • Derick Williams
  • Dinah Pehrson
  • Ike Anderson
  • Jacqueline Ford
  • Jamie Kurtz
  • Johnny Butcher
  • Joseph Bromfield
  • Kate Lambert
  • Kathleen Mueller
  • Laura Elliott
  • Laura Mawyer
  • Lee Susen
  • Mariko Schaper
  • Marshall Camden
  • Martyn Kyle
  • Mary Coy
  • Michael Swanberg
  • Misty Vrederburg
  • Rodney Umble
  • Roger Ainslie
  • Rose Harper
  • Sean Chandler
  • Sean Michael McCord
  • Trina Candia

Tickets on sale now:  www.livearts.org

 

 

24/7 2015 Directors

This town has the great directors all over it.  But sometimes they’re busy, or hidden, or in high demand.  It’s like a scavenger hunt to find them and lock them in while they still have availability.

We are pack rats.  Or squirrels.  Or hunter-gatherer-types-of-gun-free-amerian-artists.  Anyway, look what we found.  Charlottesville’s hottest director list.  Each and everyone has (voluntarily) signed on for 24/7 2015 at Live Arts.

24/7 2015 Directors (alphabetically by first name):

  • 24-7-2015-directorsBryan Garey
  • Edward Warwick-White
  • Erica Arvold
  • Jasmine Witmer
  • Kate Bennis
  • Marty Moore
  • Mary Burruss

5 women, 2 men.  That’s right.  The secret is out.

Get your tickets now (this will sell out) at www.livearts.org

 

24/7 2015 Playwrights

24-7-2015-playwrightsHoly Guacamole!

(And, I’m not talking about a divinely delicious Mexican side dish.)

I’m talking about the fantastical, magical, freakin’-lip-smackin’-divinely delicious lineup of playwrights we have for 24/7 in 2015.

Here they are, alphabetically by first name:

  • Alex Rafala
  • Joel Jones
  • Kate Monaghan
  • Kay Leigh Ferguson
  • Kisha Jarrett
  • Miller Murray Susen
  • Robert Wray

Once again, we provide more female playwrights than male playwrights.  That’s just how we roll. We put on our dresses just like every other man.

24/7 — Our Seventh Year Itch!  Tickets go on sale first full week of January at www.livearts.org.

 

 

24/7:2015-Our Seventh Year

24-7-2015-our-seventh-yearWell, well, well… going back to the well.

24/7 2015 is gearing up like a rector-set from a child’s dreams in the 1960s.  What?

Each year we produce seven new 10 minute plays in 24 hours. We do this by getting

and giving them a theme and 24 hours… Bingo!  (wait, what, now we’re playing bingo? — well, let the metaphors mix.)

Get involved now, or get ready to buy your tickets at livearts.org on January 4th.  Then come see the show of shows:

  • 24/7: January 24, 2015
  • Live Arts
  • 7pm and 9:30pm
  • Tickets: livearts.org or 434-977-4177

Okay,Well that’s it, Look for updates soon, and start buying your tickets for this guaranteed to sell out show, on January 4, 2015.

Dip into the well, build something in your dreams, and play many games: bingo!