Rover Dramawerks' ONE DAY ONLY 24-Hour Play Festival Set for Today
Rover Dramawerks' highly anticipated 24-hour play festival, One Day Only is back! The TWENTY-SECOND installment of "seven short plays from concept to curtain in just one day" returns today, January 25 at the Courtyard Theater of Plano!
One Day Only was first produced in the Metroplex in May of 2000 by Audacity Productions. Rover Dramawerks teamed up with Audacity for the next three festivals, and Rover went solo to present One Day Only 5 through 21. All of these are productions unlike anything ever done before, even by us! For this is an event in which an entire one-act play festival of seven plays is written, produced, directed, rehearsed, teched, and performed in a single day. Just 24 hours.
At 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, a group of writers, directors, actors, and technicians get together for the first time. A brief get-to-know you session includes providing ideas for the writers (to be drawn out of a hat) and taking pictures of the actors (no headshots and resumes are allowed). Then the writers stay at the theatre and work through the night, composing a ten to fifteen minute play based on the subject he/she drew.
At 6:30 a.m. (yes, THAT early!) on Saturday, the directors return. They quickly read the plays, decide who directs which play, and cast the plays from the pictures taken the night before. The actors show up around 8:00 a.m. and the writers go home to get some sleep while the plays are blocked, memorized, and rehearsed all day.
Then at 8:00 p.m., all of the plays are presented for the first time at the Courtyard Theater of Plano. That's right - seven world premieres!
For more information, check out www.roverdramawerks.com.
PLEASE NOTE: The performance on January 25 at 8:00 p.m. is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Tickets are only $12, so even if you are not interested in participating as an actor, writer, or director, we would love to see you in the audience that night!
ALSO NOTE: Audience members are not needed for 24 hours - you need to be there ONLY for the resulting performance at 8:00 p.m. on January 25 at the Courtyard Theater!
FINAL NOTE: This will be our last performance at Plano Stages before we open our NEW theatre facility in Ruisseau Village, located at Parker and 75 in West Plano.