In just a couple days, Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will host the 5th Annual All in a Day Play Festival, Sept. 1 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The two theatre companies will once again join forces for this award-winning event to create seven ten minute plays in just 24 hours. Last year’s installment had the distinction of being the first performance to grace the stage of the CCPA! This year’s festival promises to be just as exciting!

Get your tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 1 performance at the CCPA here! Only $8!

On the night before the event, seven writers, seven directors and 30+ actors will come together to create seven original plays. Writers are randomly assigned a location, a genre and one other dramatic detail they are charged with to include in their scripts. Writers, actors and directors brainstorm ideas and then the writers scurry away to create a ten minute play by 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. At that time, the actors and directors take over.

Twenty four hours from the start – after a whirlwind of creative mayhem – theatre lovers are treated to a variety of unique shows at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Plays and performances are adjudicated and awards will be presented for performances, plays and directors. This has become a very popular event, for participants and audience members alike. In it’s 5th year, it’s sure to be as exciting and dynamic as ever!

Interested in Acting in the All in a Day?

Sign up here on this page, starting Sunday, August 19 at 3:00pm. No early requests please. We are looking to fill 35 slots. After the slots are filled we will have a stand-by list.

Due to issues with our submission forms, please copy/paste the information between the **** below into an email and send to (or call 319-423-9820 with the info) We will email you back asap if you are included in the event or if you are on the waiting list.

All of the following are required
Name (first and last):
Contact email:
Phone number:
Are you 18 or older? (yes/no):
If under 18, please list your age. (minimum age of 10 years. A consent form will be emailed to participants aged 10-17 to be provided at the event.):

I understand that by submitting this, I am agreeing to be available Friday evening, August 31 and all day on Saturday, September 1 in order to create this show. I certify that I meet the age requirements.
I understand that I may be videotaped or photographed as part of this event and allow Dreamwell and City Circle to use those images and videos for promotional purposes.
I also understand that if I cannot fulfill this commitment, I will email as soon as possible so someone else may take my place.
Initialing here confirms acknowledgment of the above:

Any other information?