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24 Hour Plays

Every August at the Crowley Theater


Each Ausgust, Marfa Live Arts hosts a free and open to the community 24 Hour Play event. The concept is simple: participants write, direct, rehearse and perform six one-act plays within a twenty-four hour period. It’s fast-paced, creative fun. All interested actors, writers, directors and technical crew are invited. No previous experience is necessary.

The 24 hours start at 8pm that Friday night with a general meeting. Participants are divided into groups of writers, actors, etc. and given the basic outline for the next 24 hours. Writers will have Friday night to write their 7-10 minute play, which is due at 6am Saturday morning. Actors and directors then meet at 8am, receive their scripts and have the day to rehearse. When Saturday evening arrives, time is up and it’s show time!


The entire community is invited to attend the free performance on Saturday at the Crowley Theater in Marfa.


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