Location: The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-3215

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: $15

24Hr Capital Region/Berkshires Theatre Project

About the event:

WAM Theatre, MOPCO and The Arts Center of the Capital Region present the first ever 24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshire County Theatre Project. The project will team Capital Region and Berkshire County theatre artists all with the common task of creating five original works of theatre in 24 hours, with a public presentation at the end of the 24 hours.

How it works: on Friday evening, March 25, five playwrights will receive the number of actors they are writing for and a theme and they will then have 12 hours to write a short script. The following morning, Saturday, March 26, directors, actors, stage managers, designers and technical staff will gather and rehearse those new scripts. At 8:00pm on Saturday night, those five new scripts will be shared with the public!

To express interest in being involved with the 24hr Theatre Project, email info@wamtheatre with ’24hr Theatre Project’ in the subject line. We are looking for stage managers.

Follow the project on Twitter with the hashtag #24HrProject

Participants: (in alphabetical order)
Check back often to see who else will be part of this exciting event!

Brad Berridge-Berkshires (Sound Designer/Composer), Michael Burns-Capital Region (Director), Linda Bidwell Delaney-Capital Region (Playwright), Joan Coombs-Berkshires (Actor), Emily Curro-Berkshires (Actor), Peter Delocis-Capital Region (Actor), Tim Dugan-Capital Region (Actor), Emma Dweck-Berkshires (Actor), Susan Dworkin-Berkshires (Playwright), Abigail Elwood-Berkshires (Stage Manager), Mark Fleischer-Capital Region (Director), David Girard-Capital Region (Actor), Margaret Hall-Capital Region (Stage Manager), Juliana von Haubrich-Berkshires (Scenic Designer), Kat Koppett-Capital Region (Playwright/Producer), Karen Lee-Berkshires (Actor), Alexandra Lincoln-Berkshires (Actor), Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill-Capital Region (Director), Corinna May-Berkshires (Director), Mark Meritt-Capital Region (Live Musician), Nahal Navidar-Capital Region (Playwright), Yvonne Perry-Capital Region (Actor), Stephanie Remmert-Capital Region (Actor), Chris Rohmann-Berkshires (Dramaturge), Carrie Saldo-Berkshires (Actor), Eileen Schuyler-Capital Region (Actor), Enrico Spada-Berkshires (Actor), Kaitlyn Stewart-Capital Region (Actor), Leigh Strimbeck-Capital Region (Producer), Adam Sugarman-Berkshires (Actor) Todd Quick-Berkshires (Actor), Tony Rivera-Capital Region (Actor), John Romeo-Capital Region (Actor), Jamuna Yvette Sirker-Berkshires (Playwright), Catherine Taylor-Williams-Berkshires (Director), Kristen van Ginhoven-Berkshires (Dramaturge/Producer), Anne Undeland-Berkshires (Actor), Nick Webb-Berkshires (Lighting Designer), Kevin Craig West-Capital Region (Actor)

Quotes from participants:

“The Berkshires and the Capital Region are filled with such amazing talent and creativity-it’s what the Theatre Olympics opening ceremony would be like but for 24 hours and in Troy! – actor Tony Rivera

“Theater is all about collaboration, and I’m really excited to be working with these artists.  I feel like a kid opening a brand new box of 144 crayons. I hope my muse will stay awake with me.  Actually, I’m hoping that I will stay awake with me!” -playwright Linda Bidwell Delaney

“I’m thrilled to be a part of an inaugural event that’s providing an opportunity not only to collaborate with the many talented theatre artists from this area, but also a chance to collaborate with those from the Berkshires.  Mostly because WAM, MOPCO and the Arts Center are doing something that is absolutely vital-building community by bringing us together; it’s a gift!” -actor Tim Dugan

“I’ve been hearing from colleagues in NYC that 24 hour Theatre Projects are great fun. So thrilled to learn that the Berkshire/Capital Region has one and I’m even more thrilled to be a part of it! -playwright Jamuna Yvette Sirker

“How wonderful to finally bridge ‘the great divide’ between the theatre worlds of the Berkshires and the Capital Region. It’s been a long time coming. I can’t wait to meet and work with my comrades on the other side!” -actor Anne Undeland

“I’m so impressed with the level of talent willing to collaborate with this event, and just know this will be an unforgettable evening of theatre-not to be missed!” -actor Yvonne Perry

“There’s a rush of adrenalin that comes with making bold choices in a project like this. There’s no time to sit and ponder. I think it’s where one’s instincts get challenged.” -actor John Romeo

“A once in a lifetime theatre event. Let the rumpus begin!” -actor Eileen Schuyler

This is a SWAN day event: Click here to view all the SWAN Day Events around the world.

SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It is an annual event taking place on the last Saturday in March-Women’s History Month.The official date of the Fourth International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 26, 2011. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities around the world to find new ways to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.