|Who Wears Short Shorts?
| Open: 11/03/07 Close: 11/03/07 - Independent Theater
Take 5 writers - give them 12 hours to write a 15 page script (with a couple of surprises thrown in for fun!). Thrn they hand off to five directors who will be joined by 20 actors who are then given a mere 6 hours to rehearse before putting the show onstage - one night, two shows only! Truly a night of fun as you get to see which cast can pull it off - with an audience vote for awards like Best looking cast and Best use of a prop!
And bonus: it's superhero themed!
The Brave Writers: Matt Klan, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Jennifer Spragg, Michael Weems and Kymm Zuckert
The Tenacious Directors: Kathryn Hnatio, Melissa Nocera, David Pleva, Chris Simon and Christine Vinh
The Glue Holding the Whole 21 Hours Together: Blake Bradford
|Wwss4: Four Your Shorts Only
| Open: 11/08/08 Close: 11/08/08 - Off Off Broadway Playhouse
Phare Play is at it again. Giving six writers a mere 12 hours to crank out a script. They don't get to pick their theme or even their actors. Heck, they're even forced to use a certain line. And then the directors and actors only get an afternoon to get fully blocked and offbook? Before they have to subject their work to audiences who not only are there to be amused but also to judge them in categories like "Hottest Cast" and "Best Use of Prop"?
Hell, yeah! And you know it's a ton of fun! One night only - two shows. You know you want to.
|Wwss5 - Phare Play's 21 Hour Play Festival
| Open: 03/28/09 Close: 03/28/09 - Beckmann Theater
Phare Play is back with its biannual short play festival. 21 hours to put together seven one acts for your viewing pleasure. Here's how those 21 hours break down:
SEVEN CAFFEINATED WRITERS:
Bill Bria, Emily Ehlinger, Duncan Pflaster, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Oliver Thrun, Michael Weems and Spencer Wolf
Friday, March 27th: They meet at the Beckmann theatre in midtown at 10PM to get their themes, script guidelines and the headshots/resumes for the actors they have to write a play for. They go stock up on coffee/Red Bull and write all night and come back at 10 AM on Saturday morning with six copies of their completed scripts ready to go. There they meet up with -
SEVEN IMMENSELY CREATIVE DIRECTORS:
Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Nina Capone, Paul Falcetta, Randa Karambelas, Brooklyn Scalzo and Andy Travis
Who also show up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28th at the Beckmann theatre. They are then handed a script and given about 30 - 45 minutes to caucus with their writer. Then about 11:00AM, the writers go home to sleep and the directors meet up with their -
THIRTY BRAVE AND ENERGIZED ACTORS:
Donella Alanwick, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Micah Chartrand, Catherine Corbett, Chris Cramer, Emily Evans, Erin Fehr, Alec Head, Graeme Humphrey, Ben Klier, Jeff Kroh, Andrew Lazaroff, Derrick Marshall, Elizabeth May, Michael McKeogh, Lauren Meley, Kate O'Phalen, Blaine Pennington, Annie Pesch, Cara Picone, Gillian Riley, Eddie Rodriguez, Alicia St. Louis, Dani Suder, Alexia Terrell, Adia Tucker, Steve Unwin, Jere Williams and Danny Wiseman
Who then go out into the city with their directors and casts to rehearse for a good five hours or so. Just enough time for the actors to be fully blocked and off book.
Then there are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come be a part of the fun!
| Open: 10/17/09 Close: 10/17/09 - Beckmann Theatre @ American Theater Of A
Six writers have decided that they don't need to sleep and that they can IV line some caffeine to write a show in 12 hours : Joe Benincase, Gabriel Garcia, Duncan Pflaster, Oliver Thrun, Nora Vetter and Michael Weems.
Six directors are actually brave enough to lead a bunch of strangers and assemble a show on the fly: Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Gretchen Ferris, Graeme Humphrey, Ashley Marinaccio and Chris Simon.
Twenty-four actors are putting it on the line to see who can hold it together to be fully blocked and off book on a mere six hours of rehearsal : Stevie Aycock, Marian Brock, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Mary Brown, Chris Cusano, Paul Falcetta, Tanya Fazal, Erin Fehr, Ben Klier, Jamie Lewis, Jeffery Martin, Samantha Mason, Kristen Kay Miller, Doua Moua, Natalie Neckyfarow, Faith O'Gorman, Jeffrey Parrillo, Cory Shoemake, Alexia Terrell, Aimee Todoroff, Thomas Wesson, Zak Wilson, Laura Yost and Jenny Zerke
You know you want to see this! It's either going to be a train wreck or an unbelievable spectacle of fun!
There are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come root them on!