Seeking Writers, Playwrights, Actors and Directors for 24-Hour Play Festival

Seeking Writers, Playwrights, Actors, and Directors for the Indiana State University Department of Theater’s

24-Hour Play Festival
by ISU Students
Directed by ISU Students
December 1-2, 2023
7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 24-Hour Play Festival is an event where writers are matched with a director and actors, and then spend an evening writing a brand-new play based on the theme. Only a mere 24 hours later, the plays will be performed in front of an audience. The 24HPF is a celebration of what writers, directors, actors, designers, and stage managers can do in a short span of time. The 24HPF honors creativity and theater in a fun, low stakes capacity! Basically, we come together, discover the festival theme, create original works, and then perform them the next day.


Day 1: Friday, December 1st
– 7:30 PM: Everyone meets in Dreiser Theater.
– The theme is announced!
– Playwrights are matched to a director, actors, and designer.
– Directors, actors, and designers are dismissed.
– 8:30 PM: Playwrights write their plays until…
– We give you snacks!
– Playwrights go home and sleep!

Day 2: Saturday, December 2
– 9:00 AM: Directors and actors arrive, receive their scripts and begin rehearsing.
– We feed you lunch!
– Directors, actors resume rehearsing.
– Design team meets with each group to make a plan.
– Production meeting!
– Tech Rehearsal.
– We feed you dinner!
– 7:30 PM: Perform the shows!

Interested in participating? Sign up at

Questions? Contact Alicia Jay at or 812-237-3337.

  • Sponsoring Unit
    Indiana State University Department of Theater