21st June, 7.45pm in the studio at the Old Fire Station
Part of Offbeat Festival
In conjunction with OFFBEAT, a new theatre festival by the OXFORD PLAYHOUSE and ARTS AT THE OLD FIRE STATION, the OXFORDSHIRE THEATRE MAKERS present a 24-HOUR PLAY MAKING EVENT.
Local writers, directors and actors will create four exciting new short plays in only 24 hours
The plays will be presented at the Old Fire Station on Tuesday 21 June at 7.45pm as part of the Theatre Scratch Night. The teams will have devised the plays overnight and rehearsed through the day. Members of the Oxfordshire Theatre Makers Steering Committee will be supplying coffee, support and kind words of encouragement.
How does it work?
At 7.30pm on Monday 20 June the Opening Ceremony will take place at The Jam Factory. At 9pm four writers will be presented with a title and first line, suggested by a member of the public (please come an contribute your ideas!), from which they have to begin writing. The participants will then all head over to the Old Fire Station where they devise and write through the night (and sleep as well!). At 9am the writers will hand over the scripts to the directors and they then have the day to realise their vision. The Performances will begin at 7.45pm with all shows finished by 10pm… just over 24 Hours from the moment they were given their titles and first lines.
Lizzy McBain, Chairman of the Oxfordshire Theatre Makers (OTM) says, “OTM began a year ago to support professional theatre makers living and working in Oxfordshire. This exciting event is an excellent opportunity for us to engage with artists, venues, and the public in a creative and inspiring way.”
***MONDAY 20th JUNE***
7.30pm Opening Ceremony at The Jam Factory (Just turn up)
***TUESDAY 21st JUNE***
7.45pm Performances in THE OLD FIRE STATION STUDIO SPACE (Book tickets here)