What is the 24 Experiment? The 24 Experiment is an extreme theater production project involving talented people with nerve and lots of caffeinated coffee! The 24 Experiment has been performed in theatres across the country. It is a series of short original plays written and produced by teams of risk-taking writers, creative directors, and dedicated actors all in a single day. The finished plays are then performed in front of a live audience. Audience-nominated awards are given for best plays.
Who May Join? The 24 Experiment is open to all actors, writers and directors who want to experience a fast paced, intense and rewarding artistic and social experience. Participation is limited to the first 24 actors, 24 writers, and 12 directors who register. Participants may only register in ONE category. There is a $10 registration fee for all participants. If you would like to join, please click on the JOIN 24 EXPERIMENT button below.
24 EXPERIMENT Schedule Friday, May 18 7:00 PM -- Actors, Writers, Directors meet for introductions, procedures, and head shots. 8:30 PM -- Actors/Directors dismissed. Writing teams formed. Writers receive theme. By blind draw, actors by character age and gender are assigned to writers. 9:30 PM -- Writing teams commence work.
Saturday, May 19 6:00 AM --Script deadline. Writers dismissed. Scripts printed. 7:30 AM -- Directors arrive. By blind draw, scripts are distributed and perused. 8:00 AM -- Directors, by turn select actors and cast roles. 8:30 AM -- Actors arrive, receive scripts, commence rehearsal. 12:30 PM--Lunch Break 1:30 PM -- Directors turn in tech notes to Stage Manager 2:00 PM -- Tech Crew arrives for meeting with Stage Manager. Programs and ballots printed. 2:30 PM -- Actors/Directors exit building.Tech Crew sets up lights/sound, props and set pieces. 3:15 PM -- Actors/Directors prepare for Tech Rehearsal. 4:00 PM -- CommenceTech Rehearsal in running order (Max 20 min per group) 6:00 PM -- Final adjustments, makeup, etc 6:30 PM -- House Opens 7:00 PM --CURTAIN! 9:00 PM -- All 24 Experiment members return theatre to pre-event conditions 9:30 PM -- Wrap Party and Awards Presentation