The All in a Day Play Fest is back! Dreamwell Theatre, Iowa City Community Theatre, Riverside Theatre, and Run of the Mill Theatre Productions are coming together to facilitate this year’s All in a Day Play Festival! Participants will convene the evening of Friday, April 19. Within 24 hours, writers will write, directors will direct, and casts will… cast! Performances will be at Iowa City Community Theatre (Johnson County Fairgrounds) on April 20!

Calling All Actors! We’re looking for 24 adult actors (16+), and 12 youth actors (10-15, should have an adult accompany them), as well as a few directors. Sign up here!

Participants will gather at 6:30 pm on the evening of April 19 at Iowa City Community Theatre (Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building A). Actors, directors and writers will be matched up and will have time to do some initial planning before departing for the evening. This meeting will last approximately an hour. Writers will return home and began creating a script.

On Saturday, April 20, individual groups will convene at an assigned location at 10:00 am. Scripts will be distributed and rehearsal will run from 10-5, with a lunch break. Prior to the performance groups will have a short amount of time to run their show in the ICCT theater space. Tech time will begin at 3:30 pm. Actor call for the show will begin at 6 pm, and will start no later than 6:30 pm. The final performance will begin at 7:30.

Parents of Youth actors– your child should have supervision/transportation throughout the day. If you are interested in also acting, please let us know and we will make sure that you are either placed in the same group or that you and your child will have rehearsal at the same location.

Deadline is Friday, April 19 at 5 pm.

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