Do you like instant gratification? Do you like art that speaks to the present moment? Do you like your theater fast and furious? Then have we got a show for you.
On Saturday, July 12 at 8:00pm, a group of reckless, talented, insane artists will create and perform seven short plays, written and rehearsed in the span of 24 hours.
That’s right. It’s back. It’s time for the second annual 24 Hour Plays at the Hole in the Wall Theater.
On Friday July 11, 2014, 8 writers will meet at The Hole in the Wall Theater. At 8 PM sharp, they will receive their inspiration and work through the night to create 10 minute plays. At 7:30 AM the next morning, seven directors will arrive, take those scripts in hand, and with the help of the awesome acting pool, work all day rehearsing, staging, costuming, and setting tech, so by 8:00 PMthe curtain goes up on seven brand new one of a kind plays, exactly 24 hours after the writers got their inspiration.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN HITW’s 24 HOUR PLAYS
Must be available Friday July 11 from 7:45pm – 9:00pm for writer/director consultation and Saturday July 12 from 7:30am-8pm. This is an ALL DAY COMMITMENT. We only have 24 hours to put the shows together, and we need you to be there the whole day on Saturday. Will receive one free ticket to attend the show, but not guaranteed a seat if the event sells out.
To submit: Send an email with your contact information and the subject line “24 Hour Director” to
Must be available Friday July 11 from 7:459m – 9:00pm and Saturday, July 12 from 8am-10pm. Please keep in mind: Actors are asked to memorize and perform a 12-minute play with roughly six hours of rehearsal. This ain’t easy.
This is an ALL DAY COMMITMENT. We only have 24 hours to put the shows together, and we need you to be there the whole day on Saturday. If you cannot commit to the full day on Saturday, we encourage you to participate as an audience member instead.
To submit: Send an email with your contact information and a headshot or recent picture, and the subject line “24 Hour Actor” to
Must be available on Friday July 11, from 7:45pm-7am, and be confident in their ability to write a ten page script in one night. If you wish to work as a team with another writer, please submit both your names in one email. We will have writing space and snacks available at the theater during the night. You are welcome to leave before 6 AM if you or your team has completed your play. If you do not wish to write at the theater, you can write from home, as long as you come to the space from 7:45 PM – 9 PM to get your prompts and meet with your director, and email your completed script back to the producers by 7AM.
Will receive one free ticket to attend the show, but not guaranteed a seat if the event sells out.
To submit: Send an email with your contact information and the subject line “24 Hour Writer” to
If you would be happy either writing or directing or acting, please title your email “24 Hour Writer/Director/Actor” and include your role preferences in the email with your contact information
We are also looking for some tech crew and house staff. Email the production team (Jake, Rachel & Scott), if you’d like to help out!
If you cannot participate, or if you’re in more of a “watching” mood, you voyeur you, please join us for the show at the Hole in the Wall Theater at 116 Main Street in New Britain, CT – and see what we’ve been up to. The show starts, ready or not, at 8:00 pm on Saturday July 12.