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Any Body for Tea  April 17-18
Apr 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – Apr 18, 2020, 11:00 p.m.
Bellerose Composite High School,
49 Giroux Rd, St. Albert, AB T8N 6N4, Canada

24 Hr Theatre Challenge

Engaging. Creative. Inspiring.

Join us for a truly memorable experience. We have put a great deal of effort into making this performance unique and inviting. Want to learn more about what 24 Hour Theatre has in store for you? Register to join today!

24 Hour Theatre Challenge is an exciting time for you to get involved in a unique pressure cooker theatre experience. You are challenged to write, direct, rehearse, build, produce, and perform a play, all within 24 hours!  At the end of the show, an adjudication panel will ask the audience to indicate their choices according to the specific categories of best actor, best script, best director, best tech, and best overall production.

Here’s how it works:

Participants will register online individually but will come to Bellerose as a group, including a director, 1 tech and no more than 3 actors. Tech will participate by handling behind-the-scenes tech positions like stage-manager, props, lighting, and sound.

On Friday, Sept 27th at 3:30pm the 5 person teams will meet in the Bellerose Cafeteria.

You will have a timed duration to write the script, direct and then act out your plays from memory at 7 p.m. the next day. There are some award categories presented at the end of the evening.

This event is open to anyone. Students, faculty, staff, and high school students in the area are all welcome and encouraged to participate.

It has been called the “most spontaneous and unpredictable theatre show”!


Each member should register individually

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Friday Sept 27th: 3:30pm: Meet in the central cafeteria area of Bellerose Composite High School.

  • Bring your PROP, COSTUME or COSTUME PIECE, and 1 LINE of DIALOGUE with you.

  • Identify the actors, tech, and the director.

Depending on number of participants, plays will be no longer than 15 minutes in duration.

  •   Introductions and explanations of the logistics by event coordinators

  •  Each participant will come onto the stage and present their prop, costume, and line of dialogue.

5:00pm:  Students will be assigned rooms to work in, and must create an outline for their play.

  • REQUIREMENTS: you must use 1 prop, 1 costume or costume piece, 1 line of dialogue and 1 piece of tech (this will be provided by the venue).

  • Scripts must be written in proper script format and includes stage directions, tech requirements, and dialogue for no more than 3 actors. 

6:00pm: Dinner in central cafeteria area

6:45pm: Regroup and devise play, writing down important details, notes, dialogue. 

  • First draft of the script must be completed prior to leaving for the night

9:00pm: Meet in central cafeteria area for explanation of the following day events. 

  • Hand in all materials, include tech script.

9:15pm: Head home for the night.

Saturday September 28th:

10:00am: Meet in Central cafeteria area of Bellerose Composite High School for debrief

  • Explanation of day- timeline and expectations of project by event coordinators

10:30am: Return to practice areas to rehearse the play including props, costumes. 

12:00pm: Cafeteria for lunch

12:30pm: Scheduled time for tech rehearsals on stage with their tech person. 

  • You will be working with the resident Tech Manager. 

  • Use time wisely, your time is limited.

 5:00pm: Meet in Cafeteria for information and logistics for performance. 

  • Schedule for performances presented.

5:20 - 6:00pm: Dinner in Staff Room

6:00pm     Return to rehearsal rooms to prepare for show. 

Show will start at 7pm.

6:30pm:    Doors open for audience, entrance will be donation based: please pay what you can

7:00pm:   Show begins

8:30pm: Show ends with awards for 

  • Best Acting, Best Script, Best Direction, Best Tech, Best Overall Performance, Best Use of Costume and Props & Most Grit

9:00pm: Show ends and cleanup begins, all students should be leaving with all items they brought. 

  • Classrooms returned to original condition.

* Depending on the number of registrants, the schedule times are subject to change.

A great deal of work has gone into this performance, and we couldn’t be happier to bring it to the stage. Make sure you don’t miss out.

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