MUDLARK'S SECOND ANNUAL
24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL
SHAKESPEARE IS DEAD
JUNE 3RD-JUNE 4th, 2017
Final Performances on Sunday, June 4th at 6pm and 8pm
Led by Mudlark's Youth Board and staff, "Shakespeare is Dead" is Mudlark's first 24 Hour Play Festival; an evening of 10 minute plays written, directed and performed by young actors in just 24 hours!
All proceeds go to Mudlark's Milk Jug Fund, which ensures that no child is turned away from a Mudlark program due to financial circumstances.
A 24 Hour Play Festival is a challenge. Create a 10 minute play, from scratch, in a 24 hour period. That means all of the writing, rehearsing and technical elements happen within 1 Day.
What is a 24-hour play festival?
Last year marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Hundreds of celebrations, performances and events were held around the world to commemorate his life and works. So it seemed like an appropriate name for our festival.
This year, we realized we just really liked the name. So it stuck.
Our 24 Hour Play Festival will also give a nod to the great playwright by choosing an iconic prop, line or costume piece from one of his plays as the inspiration for our playwrights who must integrate that prop, line or costume piece into the final performance.
Why is it called "Shakespeare is Dead?"
All proceeds go to Mudlark's Milk Jug Fund, which ensures that no child is turned away from a Mudlark program due to financial circumstances. Help us reach our fundraising goals, and sponsor one of our incredible high school artists >>