Seventh Annual 24-Hour Play Project & Benefit Gala

Who said Rome wasn’t built in a day?

Over 40 Twin Cities playwrights, directors, and actors dazzle us every year with six new short plays written, rehearsed, and propelled onto the stage. The catch? They only have 24 hours to do it! Eat, drink, bid and marvel as “prominent local artists walk the tightrope of on-the-spot creation” (City Pages).

Back by popular demand: the Theatre Unbound 24-Hour Play Project Ballot! The items that received the most votes became the “ingredients” that playwrights used in the brand-new plays they wrote for our Seventh Annual 24-Hour Play Project and Benefit Gala.

Special Guest Host:

Allegra Lingo


Gender Bender Therapy:

Written by Mic Weinblatt and Brenda Bell Brown
Directed by Miriam Monasch
Featuring Lacey Piotter and Shad Cooper

The Order of the Four Legs:

Written by Eli Effinger-Weintraub and Ben Layne
Directed by Gretchen Weinrich
Featuring Angela Marsh, Kirstin Kuchler and Craig Anderson

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Kwiki-Mart:

Written by Mariah Christensen and David Lind
Directed by Dionne Laviolette
Featuring Mikel Clifford, Mikael Rudolph, Anne Zander, Kara Greshwalk, Tony Stopperan and Katherine Larsen

You May Feel This:

Written by Elissa Mautner and Steve Moulds
Directed by Jenna Lory
Featuring Chenea Love Green, Amber Nicolette Swenson and Noë Tallen

Button Girls:

Written by Ruth Virkus and Toni Halleen
Directed by Laura Wilhelm
Featuring Renée Werbowski, Billie Jo Konze and Mystery Artist

The New Triscadecaherptagonographer:

Written by Gemma Irish and Ben Tallen
Directed by Dana Buchwald
Featuring Tamara Philbrick, Tyler Martin, Lauren Briggeman, Paul McGuire and Peter Wagenius


Press Release
Article: MinnPost

February 8, 2008
8:00 pm
One Night Only!

Everyone jumps in with both feet. Everyone seems to make broader, braver choices.

Ahna Brandvik Participating artist