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24 Hour Play Festival | Kiss Me Kate

Looking for a one-of-a-kind challenge? Love working in theatre, but can't seem to find the time? This is for you!

Haddonfield Plays & Players will be hosting our first-ever 24 Hour Play Festival premiering on Saturday, August 26th. Within 24 hours, new plays are written, directed and performed. This project allows anyone to participate without the commitment of a full-time rehearsal and performance schedule.

    Sample Schedule:
    • 7pm Casting Call
    • 9pm Writers begin
    • 8am Cast/Crew arrive
    • 9am Rehearsals begin
    • 7pm Curtain Call
Haddonfield Plays & Players is looking for all types of talent for this exciting project. Directors, writers, actors, stage managers, crew and visual artists - all needed!

DIRECTORS

Have you always wanted to lead a show, but never had the chance? Has it been awhile since you've directed, and you'd like to flex your skills? As a director for HPP's 24 Hour Play Festival, you will be responsible for the rehearsal and direction of a 10-15 minute one act play. If you’d like to participate, please email 24HourPlay@haddonfieldplayers.com with your resume by Friday, August 11th. Those chosen will be notified by August 12th via email. (Please put 24 Hour Play Festival in the subject line) In order to be a part of our festival, you should be available Friday night, August 25th and ALL DAY Saturday, August 26th. More details to follow within your acceptance email.

WRITERS

Miss pulling all-nighters in college? Do you find you do your best work under pressure? Ready to test your writing chops? As a writer for HPP's 24 Hour Play Festival, you will be responsible for the creation of a 10-15 minute one act play. In order to apply, please email 24HourPlay@haddonfieldplayers.com (and include one short writing sample that you feel best exemplifies your writing style. (This writing sample does not need to be a play.) A resume is highly recommended in lieu of a writing sample. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 11th, and those chosen will be notified by August 12th. In order to participate in our festival, you NEED be available Friday night August 25th through 9am Saturday, August 26th. We suggest being available all day on the 26th in case the director of your show has questions and most certainly to be able to see the finished show at night. More details to follow within your acceptance email.

ACTORS

Haddonfield Plays & Players is looking for actors for their upcoming 24 Hour Play Festival on Saturday, August 26th. We will be auditioning actors on Friday, August 25th from 7pm to 9pm. Please prepare a 60 to 90 second monologue. The monologue should be one that would best show off your skill and can be either comedic or dramatic, contemporary or classical. Non-traditional monologues welcomed as well! Please email your head shot and resume to 24HourPlay@haddonfieldplayers.com You will be given a time-slot to audition in a response email. In order to be a part of our festival, you should be available Friday night, August 25th for your audition and ALL DAY Saturday, August 26th beginning at 8am. More information to follow at the auditions.

OTHER TALENT

If you are interested in being involved in HPP's 24 Hour Play Festival in a capacity other than a director, writer, or actor, please email your interest to Amanda@haddonfieldplayers.com. We will be in need of stage managers, crew, and other helpers (costumes, props, and set) throughout this process. This is the perfect opportunity to try out a new area of theatre! *All positions are non-union, no pay.

Complete show dates and additional information

Kiss Me KateKiss Me Kate | 24 Hour Play Festival

Audition Dates:
Auditions: Tuesday, July 18
                 Thursday, July 20
Callbacks (if necessary): Sunday, July 23 at 7pm

To Schedule an Audition:
For questions, or to schedule an audition, please send a submission request to Casting@haddonfieldplayers.com; and include headshot and resume (if available); and please be sure to include "Kiss Me Kate" in the subject line.

Audition Information:
Seeking men and women, age 18 and over.  Please prepare 32-48 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show; and be prepared to learn and perform a short dance combination.  You may also be asked to read from the script.  An accompanist and CD/MP3 player will be provided.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will primarily be held on Sunday/Monday/Wednesday evenings; and performances are May 4 - May 20.

Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Friday, October 6 at 8:00pm (Opening)
  • Saturday, October 7 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 8:00pm (Mid-week special)
  • Friday, October 13 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 3:00pm (Markdown Matinee) & 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 19 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm (Date Night)
  • Saturday, October 21 at 8:00pm

Show Synopsis
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
This show contains mature language & mature themes.

*This is a non-paid, non-Equity production.

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