The George Cope 24-Hour Playwriting Festival

Starting at 7pm, Six playwrights will select their casts and then work overnight to create 6 original 10-minute plays. By morning, the plays will be delivered to directors who will then begin rehearsals with their casts. At 8pm, ready or not, the shows will go on (scripts-in-hand is fine). Join us for the creative results. It’s sure to be a fun night for everyone!

Audition: Friday, April 21 at 7:00 pm
Performance: Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm (YES! 24 HOURS LATER!!)

About the Festival

We are compressing the whole process of writing, rehearsing, and performing 6 plays into 24 hours. After the Friday night auditions, the writers will write overnight the seven plays. Directors will start rehearsals Saturday morning full throttle, speeding to the performance 12 hours later! The Good News: Tech week will now be Tech 45 minutes! The Bad News: This crazy feat of creation will be over in about 24 hours (except for the after party, of course)!  Please note, these performances will be script in hand…no memorization is expected!

See you and your prop on April 21 at 7:00


* Before the Audition

  • Download CSP Audition Form before you show up! In order to save your time, please download the audition form, complete and email to the director. ( Download Free PDF Reader )
  • Please review the CSP Code of Conduct and return the consent formCSP Code of Conduct ensures that we not only have fun but that all feel welcome and that it is a safe environment for all. The purpose is to define accepted/acceptable behaviors, to promote high standards of practice and to establish a framework for professional behaviors and responsibilities.
    ( The consent form only needs to be completed once. )
*Copies will be available at the audition if you can not print at home.

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