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24 Hr Theatre Project Finalized: Jayne Atkinson to DIrect One of the May 18 Plays [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

24 Hour Theatre Project @ Proctors, Schenectady
For the third year in a row, WAM Theatre and The Mop & Bucket Improv Company (MopCo) will bring together over 50 theatre artists from the Berkshire and Capital Region areas to produce the 24hr Theatre Project. Together, these artists will mount five short works; all written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. The third annual 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre is hosted by Proctors in Schenectady, NY, with a public performance taking place on Saturday, May 18 at 8pm.

Tickets are now available for purchase by calling Proctors at (518) 346-6204 or visiting www.proctors.org/events/berkshire-capreg-theatre-project.

Tony nominated actress Jayne Atkinson (Berkshire Theatre Group, TV’s House of Cards and 24) joins the project as a director this year. Also directing will be Michael Burns (Artistic Director of the Mop & Bucket Company), Dina Janis (Artistic Director of the Dorset Theatre Festival), Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill (Artistic Director of Capital Repertory Theatre) and Kristen van Ginhoven (Artistic Director of WAM Theatre).

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

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24-Hour Theater Project @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshires Theatre Project

Three Nippertown arts organizations – WAM Theatre, MOPCO and the Arts Center of the Capital Region – are joining forces to present the inaugural 24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshire County Theatre Project. The project will team up a wide variety of Capital Region and Berkshire County theater artists all with the do-or-die task of creating five new, original works of theater in the span of just 24 hours.

Here’s how it’s going to work: On Friday evening, five area playwrights will each be given a theme to write about, as well as the number of actors that they’ll have to work with. They will then have 12 hours to write a short script. The next morning, directors, actors, stage managers, designers and technical staff will gather to rehearse those brand-spankin-new scripts. And then at 8pm that same Saturday, those five new scripts will be performed for the public at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Is it a risk? Yeah, quite definitely. Will it be fun? Oh, you bet your ass.

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All in a Day’s Work: The 24-Hour Theater Project

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

24-Hour Theatre Project
Three Nippertown arts organizations – WAM Theatre, MOPCO and the Arts Center of the Capital Region – are joining forces to present the inaugural 24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshire County Theatre Project. The project will team up a wide variety of Capital Region and Berkshire County theater artists all with the common task of creating five new, original works of theater in just 24 hours.

Here’s how it’s going to work: On Friday evening, March 25, five area playwrights will each be given a theme to write about, as well as the number of actors that they’ll have to work with. They will then have 12 hours to write a short script. The following morning, Saturday, March 26, directors, actors, stage managers, designers and technical staff will gather to rehearse those new scripts. And at 8pm that same Saturday, those five new scripts will be performed for the public.

If you’re interested in participating in the 24 Hour Theatre Project as a member of the cast or crew, just send an email to info@wamtheatre.com with “24hr Theatre Project” in the subject line. They are seeking actors, stage managers, sound and light board operators and technical theater interns.

The five new theater works of the 24 Hour Theatre Project will be performed at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy at 8pm on Saturday, March 26. Tix are $15.

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