I had an absolute blast taking part in Available Light's 24 Hour Theatre event. It was my second time writing for AVLT, and the entire event is such an adrenaline kick. Had the chance to work with the wonderful Audrey Rush as my director, and a trio of actresses for whom I would write anything, anytime, anywhere, just to see them breathe live into my words. Josie Merkle, Eleni Papaleonardos, and Krista Lively Stauffer. Such a privilege to work with them!
If you've never been to an AVLT 24 Hour, I highly recommend doing so. They brought together 6 writers, 6 directors, and an ensemble of actors on Friday night. We drew names and formed into teams, and then went from there. I wrote the script overnight and then came to the theater on Saturday morning to work with Audrey, Josie, Eleni, and Krista to finish it up and polish through rehearsals. There's something invigorating about rewriting in the room. I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with actors. So much of play is often written in a vacuum, and that's one of things I've adore about events like this one. It forces the collaboration element that is essential to theatre to begin much sooner than it might have otherwise.
Thanks AVLT for a great weekend!
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