Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! One way I celebrated ringing in the new year is helping ECT with their fundraising event – the One Day Play. Who says writing has to be a solitary act? It was a ton of fun, and it was my first time writing with a group of people. We each selected scene numbers and outlined said scenes, then we picked new scenes which we later wrote that night to become one full length play. The actors rehearsed at 6 in the morning and then went on at 8pm and 10pm on NYE!
Title: Spa Wars: Episode 4 – Spa vs Spa
“Extra sassy, extra sexy, and extra gay! Come laugh with us… and get turned on too.”
I can’t wait to do another one, and work with these and other talented writers again!
“ONE DAY PLAY”™ : A SHOW WITH A TWIST, ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE
Plays created in 24 hours have been around since the 1950s, when Rachel Rosenthal pioneered the form in Los Angeles. Most companies producing such entertainments will present an evening of short pieces, usually between ten and twenty minutes in length, all created within a period of 24 hours from concept to execution.
The Eclectic Company Theatre is taking the concept to a different level. The ECT will present one full length play created in 24 hours. That is, one real play, not an evening of sketches. In 24 hours, a group of writers and actors will create, rehearse and bring to performance a single new play.
You may have seen 24 hour theatre before, but you probably haven’t seen this done with 24 hour theatre before.
Writers include Kerr Seth Lordygan, Rochelle Perry, Anne Pierce, Timothy Sprague, Natasha Troop and Roger Weiss
Actors Include Marco Antonio Parra, Corey Blake, Dave Mack, Janie Steele, Susan Slome, Tim DeLano, Luke Martin McMahan, Aleshya Uthappa, Thomas Prosser, Brian Sonia-Wallace & Lupe Carranza
Directed by Gary Lamb
Stage Manager Mikaela Runyan
We’ll be there to ring in the New Year after the 10 p.m. show.
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WHAT: “One Day Play.” ™ A full length play created in 24 hours from conception to execution.
WHO: Produced by Kerr Seth Lordygan and Meghan McConnell. Presented by The Eclectic Company Theatre. Written, directed and performed by the artists and associates of The Eclectic Company Theatre.
WHERE: The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Party follows second show.
ADMISSION: $15 for first show. $20 for second show (includes party with light refreshments and Champagne toast).
RESERVATIONS: (818) 508-3003 or ONLINE