The challenge is to write, cast, rehearse and perform seven new plays in 24 adrenalin filled hours.
Here's how it works:
Eight writers, eight directors, and a group of actors, plus production staff, assemble at the Earl Arts Centre on Friday December 7 at 6.30 pm. You are welcome to come along too!
We assign the writers with directors and casts and provide them with stimuli, not to help them stay awake, but to inform the creative process. This might be an object, a metaphor or something random that they need to weave into the script. This will be revealed on the night.
Writers then get writing, while directors and cast sleep anxiously awaiting an early start and the prospect of an unknown new script that must be rehearsed ready for an 8.00 pm show on Saturday 8 December.
It is a daunting challenge, and a white knuckle ride, but we haven't failed yet!
Mudlark is an adult contemporary theatre company producing new work that is theatrically rich, socially current, and emotionally complex; crafted around the Tasmanian experience.
We produce one funded show a year, have another in development for the year following, and around that, create development opportunities for Tasmanian theatre workers.
Our signature event is our annual One Day project, which challenges artists to write, produce and stage plays within 24 adrenalin filled hours.
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