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For the sixth time in almost as many years, four teams of local writers, directors, and actors will spend 24 straight hours creating four short original plays for performance at Rockwell Upstairs Ballroom, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 (available at the door).
Juneau Douglas Little Theatre hosts 6th theater challenge 101613 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly For the sixth time in almost as many years, four teams of local writers, directors, and actors will spend 24 straight hours creating four short original plays for performance at Rockwell Upstairs Ballroom, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 (available at the door).
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Story last updated at 10/16/2013 - 7:20 pm

Juneau Douglas Little Theatre hosts 6th theater challenge

For the sixth time in almost as many years, four teams of local writers, directors, and actors will spend 24 straight hours creating four short original plays for performance at Rockwell Upstairs Ballroom, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 (available at the door).

Here's how it works: a theme or topic will be chosen at random (literally out of a hat) and announced at 8 p.m. on Friday night; writers then spend the next 12 hours writing, delivering scripts to their director and actor teams at 8 a.m. the following morning; directors and actors then rehearse for 12 hours; curtain rises at 8 p.m. Saturday night.

Since its debut in 2006, the 24-Hour Miracle has grown into Juneau Douglas Little Theatre's signature event. This year's writers include Amy O'Neill Houck, a local writer, fiber artist and outreach coordinator at Perseverance Theatre; Heather LaVerne, founder of the UAS Improv team; Juneau Empire columnist Clint Farr and Geoff Kirsch, who will be writing for the fifth time (he's also co-producing with Frank Katasse). Directing: local theater and music mainstay Patricia Hull; Mike LeVine, making his sixth 24 hour Miracle appearance; Heather LaVerne, pulling double duty (she's young and full of energy); and local film/stage director Heather Paige.

Actors run a wide range of ages, talent, and experience-and the list is still growing. Anyone and everyone is invited to sign up and act, right up until the theme announcement on Friday night. It's a great way to get involved in Juneau's theater without much time commitment. The only requirement: if you sign up, show up.

For more information, contact Geoff Kirsch: geoff@geoffkirsch.com

To speak with this year's writers and directors:

Clint Farr: cjfarr@hotmail.com

Amy O'Neill Houck: amy@perseverancetheatre.org

Heather LaVerne: heather_laverne@hotmail.com

Patricia Hull: patricia.hull.ak@gmail.com

Heather Paige: heatherpaige42@hotmail.com

Mike Levine: michaelclevine@yahoo.com


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