Events ~ 24-Hour Play Festival ~ Wakefield

Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main St.
Wakefield, Rhode Island

From the press release

CONTACT: Maggie Cady
(401) 218-0282

WAKEFIELD – The Contemporary Theater Company kicks off their new season with The 11th Annual 24-Hour Play Festival on January 9. This celebration of creativity and collaboration is a collection of scenes, written, rehearsed and performed in a single day.

“This year I am excited that there are new twists, including the big innovation that the writers this year will work together to create one cohesive story,” says Artistic Director Christopher Simpson. “This is a huge undertaking that’s more challenging and exhilarating than ever before and promises to be a night to remember.”

The playwrights begin the process at midnight, writing through the night until actors and directors arrive in the morning and begin casting and rehearsing the plays. Photos, videos and stories are uploaded to the company’s website and facebook page throughout the day, allowing the audience to keep up with the process as it unfolds.

The event draws large crowds each year, and at the end of the evening, the audience gets to vote for their favorite plays and actors.

“The energy and excitement of the event really shows in the performances,” says the festival’s production manager, Maggie Cady. “We bring together actors, directors, and writers from many CTC shows to work on the most creative project of the year!”

As the company enters its eleventh year, the play festival brings together the old and the new for a day full of theatrical mayhem and magic.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind event – once it’s done, it will never be seen again. It’s a highlight of the Contemporary Theater Company’s calendar, and one that should not be missed!

The performance is January 9 at 8 p.m. at the South Kingstown High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12.

A complete schedule of events and more information is available at or by calling 401-218-0282.


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