Independence Community College Fine Arts will be hosting a free performance of The 24 Hour Plays® on August 27th at 7 p.m. in the William Inge Theatre.
The 24-Hour Plays® is such an exciting, stimulating, and collaborative experience,” explained Paul Molnar, Director of Theatre Performance. “Imagine 50 high school students from six different schools all coming together, and within 24 hours, they write, rehearse, memorize, design, and then perform, in front of a live audience, five brand new 10-min plays!”
Students arrive on the evening of the 26th for check-in; five writers will stay overnight in the William Inge Center working on their plays. The following day, the remainder of the students return for rehearsal and costume/set design.
“It is truly an exceptional experience,” concludes Molnar. “It allows students concretely to engage creatively with peers from around the region while being mentored by professional writers. Additionally, our ICC theatre students work as producers and mentors for the visiting high school students helping them learn what it takes to produce an event. It is a lot of work, but one of my favorite opportunities here at Independence Community College.”