I'm alive! Kind of. Last Friday, I participated as a writer/director in the SMC Drama Club's 24 Hour Play Festival. A bunch of us kids got together throughout the theatre at 7 pm Friday night and tried to write our way out of multiple paper bags while attempting to keep our sanity as much in tact as possible. The first stage involved those who signed up to be actors perform in a few improv games so that the directors had a preview of what to expect
After, the actors and directors are free to go home until 7 am callback time, which leaves the writers up all night coming up with their best ideas. You'll be put into writing groups and make your way to a part of the theatre that is most comfortable or wherever you manage to get first.
So, my group and I made our way into Room 134 and lost our minds as early as 9 pm.
Soon, Fort making, Destiny's Child, and Cumby's runs were underway. Everyone actually finished impeccably fast so around 3 am, we all gathered in the main theatre for improv games.
Sleep happened for a short while, then the arduous process of casting and directing began. I came in as an assistant director (I went home and got more sleep because yay good health) and worked with Shannon Carroll in "SMC Crushes: The Musical" aka everyone's favorite webpage live with songs and dancing. Our cast: Zac, Kristyn, Melissa, Rosalie, and Jay were amazing to work with and a good group of people to lose my mind with as well.
And lastly, the act of the actual shows going up. It was a big success with a great turnout and everyone I've talked to enjoyed it!! The incredible Dom Wood filmed everything in case you missed it and want to watch it/you couldn't get enough of all the theatre. If you want to get involved with the SMC Drama Club, our meetings are every other Thursday (next Thursday) at 5:15! Improv is also on Tuesday nights at 9 pm with the lovely Brendan Oates in the Trap Door Theatre in McCarthy. Enjoy! More to come!