Shakespeare Magic: 48-hour play festival
There is magic in the air…
Fairies wreaking havoc on Hamlet? Witches telling prophesies in Twelfth Night? Beatrice meeting… a ghost?!? Anything can happen at Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s fifth annual 48-hour festival, co-produced with the Foothill College Theatre Arts Department, where our writers will explore what happens when a bit of magic gets thrown into the wrong Shakespeare classic!
CALLING ALL ACTORS! Click HERE to sign-up for SVS’s 48-hour play festival. You must be available for the entire weekend of events to participate (See schedule below). Please be sure to sign up under the appropriate category: New Participant, Returning Participant, or Foothill Student. If the category you fall under is full, sign up for the waitlist! Actors will receive confirmation of acceptance by Dec. 10th.
Dates: January 4-6, 2019
Location: Lohman Theatre, Foothill College
Theme: What happens to Shakespeare’s plays when a random sport is introduced to the story?
Friday, 6:30pm: Play Festival Kickoff – Teams are assigned and writers draw, at random, a Shakespeare play and a magical character/element on which to base their script. All teams will be given a required line of dialogue, prop, and surprise requirement to incorporate into their pieces. Directors will sign up for rehearsal space slots and collect actor’s contact information for distributing scripts.
Saturday: Rehearsals in downtown San Jose. Scripts are due from writers at 12:00pm. Writers are required to email a copy to their director (who will send to the cast) and 48-hour festival staff. You will have all day to hunt for costumes and props and rehearse like a Shakespearean madman!
Sunday, Daytime: Rehearsals at Foothill College. In addition to your independent work, each team gets a 30-minute slot onstage between 11:00am-3:00pm to rehearse. A tech run-through of the entire festival will start on stage at 3:30pm.
Sunday, 6:30pm: SHOWTIME for Shakespeare Magic ($12 admission)
Our audience will be given a ballot to determine which play is the Audience Favorite. Team members are not permitted to vote.
For additional information please contact SVS Artistic Director, Angie Higgins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INNOVATE * ILLUMINATE * INSPIRE