September 01, 2005

SIUC to host 24-hour theater project

by Paula Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Area playwrights, actors and directors may participate in an upcoming 24-hour theater project — during which they'll collaborate, write and perform their own original short plays at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Activities begin with a brainstorming session at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Communications Building and culminate with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the building's Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theatre.

The "24-Hour Play Day" is open to all. Admission to the staged plays is free.

"It's become a trend in universities and arts organizations across the country," says David A. Rush, head of the SIUC playwriting program. "We tried it last year and it was such a success everyone asked that we bring it back."

Sign up in the Communications Building's "green" room. Use the building's southeast door.

For more information call Rush at 618/453-5747.

Providing cultural outreach is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the long-range plan the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.