Over the next two weekends, the theater company will offer the 48 Hour Theatre project, in which writers, actors, directors and stagehands will meet and develop a play from start to finish in 24 hours.
“Especially if you’ve never done theater before, it gives you a feel for what theater is like, just condensed,” Abuzz founding Director Torok Lewis said.
Participants will gather the night before each show. Writers and directors will meet the actors who, for the sake of inspiration, are asked to come in costume and bring a prop or bring two props. The group will disperse and the writers have until 8 a.m. the next day to turn in a script by email. At 9 a.m., writers and directors will convene to go over the script. Rehearsals are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.
“What happens if somebody brings in a toaster? There could be some crazy things people out there bring in,” Lewis said.
Plays will be about 10 minutes long. The number of plays depends on the number of people who participate. Admission to performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and June 7 will be by donation at the door.
Walk-ins are welcome, but people are asked to sign up in advance online so organizers have an idea of what roles people want to have in each production, whether it’s in the spotlight or behind the scenes.
Abuzz 48 Hour Theatre Project
Participants meet at 7 p.m. Friday
Show at 7 p.m. Saturday, admission by donation
Participants meet at 7 p.m. June 6
Show at 7 p.m. June 7, admission by donation
Sign up www.abuzztheatre.com