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2013 Carson-Newman 24-Hour Play Festival

When: 4:00 PM on Jan 11, 2013 through 7:00 PM on Jan 12, 2013

Where: Henderson Humanities Building, Phoenix Theatre


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 2013 Carson-Newman 24-Hour Play Festival.

This year's event opens at 4pm on Friday, January 11 with a welcome and workshops conducted by festival respondents for participants in acting, directing and writing. 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 6:00 PM on Saturday, January 12 the plays are ready for performance.

Festival participation is open to high school juniors and seniors and any Carson-Newman student. Off-campus students will be hosted overnight by current C-N students with meals and a festival T-shirt provided. Register online early as space is limited.

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

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