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Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will host the 5th Annual All in a Day Play Festival on 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!

On the night of Friday, August 31st, seven writers, seven directors and 35 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 of the festival – 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.

If you are interested in acting in this event, sign up here! Sign up will open at 3:00 p.m., August 19. No early requests, please! The first 35 actors who sign up will be in the show. Slots filled very quickly last year, so sign up early! Once slots are filled, additional requests will be placed on a waiting list.

The time commitment for actors is roughly two hours, Friday evening, August 31, and the entire day and evening of Saturday September 1. If you just want to attend the performance, tickets are only $8!

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!