2014 Carson-Newman 24-Hour Play Festival


JANUARY 10-11, 2014

A little bit of caffeine, a lot of creativity and 24 hours to produce a 10-minute play (from writing to performance) -- that is the challenge of the 2014 Carson-Newman 24-Hour Play Festival.

This year's event opens at 4pm on Friday, January 10 with a welcome and workshops conducted by festival respondents for participants in acting and production development. Following dinner, the clock starts and the 24 hours of fun and madness begins with auditions. At 10PM the playwrights set to work developing 10-minute plays based on the actors, props and costumes assembled by all the participants and at 5AM the directors cast their productions. Actors join the directors and stage managers at 7AM to begin a day of rehearsals.  Finally, at 6PM on Saturday, January 11 the plays are ready for performance.

Festival participation is open to high school juniors and seniors and any Carson-Newman student. Registration for high school students is $20 and includes all meals, a T-shirt and housing overnight with a C-N student host. No experience is necessary and you DO NOT have to be a theatre major to attend. Join the C-N Theatre program as we Ignite the Power of Story.

Register online early as space is limited. 

Questions can be directed to Kyle Biery, Director of C-N Theatre. or 865.471.3293

  • 24-Hour Play Festival Registration (2014)

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