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THEATRE: 24-Hour Play Challenge - Beenleigh Theatre Group

The 24-Hour Play Challenge hosted by the Beenleigh Theatre Group (BTG) at Crete St Theatre promises an exhilarating experience for actors, writers, and directors alike.

Performance Date and Time: July 26-27, 2024

  • Social Event: Starts at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 26

  • Challenge Start: Officially begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 26

  • Public Performance: Saturday, July 27

Performance Location: Crete Street Theatre, Cnr of Kent, Crete St, Beenleigh, QLD

Challenge Overview:

  • Objective: Create a brand new short play within 24 hours in response to a surprise stimulus.

  • Teams: Participants will form small teams to write and rehearse their plays.

  • Categories: Open to actors, writers, and directors. You can express interest in any of these roles when applying.

  • Age Limit: Participants must be over 16 years old by July 26, 2024.

  • Cost: A flat fee of $10 per participant covers challenge expenses and includes benefits like challenge prizes, supper on Saturday, greenroom snacks, and mandatory membership for non-members of the 2024 Beenleigh Theatre Group.

  • Application Deadline: Expressions of interest close on July 6, 2024.

  • Play Guidelines:

  • Plays should not exceed 25 minutes in length.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own costumes and props; BTG cannot guarantee availability.

  • Keep sound and lighting requirements simple.

  • No overnight stays at the theatre from 12-6 AM on Saturday.

  • Plays can be of any style or genre.

  • BTG does not retain rights to any works created.

Judging and Awards:

  • Adjudication: A guest adjudicator will evaluate each play.

  • Audience Choice: Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite play.

  • Awards: Prizes will be presented for various categories at the conclusion of the challenge.

How to Apply:

  • Visit the BTG website to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Select your preferred role (writer, actor, director) and indicate any team preferences.

  • Each participant must fill out their own EOI form.

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