Twin Cities 24
Twin Cities 24 is a festival in which performers must write, direct and perform an original play all within 24 hours!
In the 24 hours prior to the performance, a creative hurricane will be swirling around The Southern Theatre. The night before, ensembles were given a location and theme from which they must create an original 10-15 minute play. Their playwrights work through the night to create the text, incorporating several "curveballs" into their piece. The directors and actors take over in the morning and they have the day to rehearse, memorize, and tech their show.
Its creativity condensed! After the 24 hour period, these ambitious ensembles present to you their brand new work onstage. Its exciting, fresh, and striking - This 24 hour festival takes the best instincts of their participants and focuses them towards a simple goal: make. Make something, anything, but make it in the next twenty-four hours and be ready to share it. We can't tell you if you'll see a comedy and laugh until you cry or if you'll stumble upon a drama and just cry. That's part of the magic of TC24.
Now, dear audience, you have a part in this too: You get to vote on your favorite after you've seen all the new plays! Yes, yes... We know. Theatre isn't a competitive sport and all art is subjective. But we're kind of ignoring that and awarding a TC24 Audience Choice Award and a $300 cash prize to the audience favorite.
Who's making this beautiful art?
Here is the current list of participants, appearing in no particular order:
(Check our website for full bios!)
Company Bio: "We are all about contemporary works with small ensemble casts."
Jake Lindgren - Director
David Henke - Playwright
Sarah Jean Lanners - Actor
Amy O'Conner - Actor
Sean Porten - Actor
Seth K Hale - Actor
Jake Pritchard - Actor
Company Bio: "We're a new group interested in moving beyond life as it is experienced
every day; we seek to transport, move, and challenge an audience while exploring what
makes us human."
Logan Toftness - Playwright
Hannah Farr - Director
Sami Johnson - Actor
Aubry Eggers - Actor
Paul Haskins - Actor
Lucas McGee - Actor
Natalie Leighton - Makeup Artist
Box Wine Theatre
Company Bio: "Box Wine Theatre's mission is to bring high quality theatrical
productions to the stage on a low budget. Our goal is to bring a meaningful experience
to our audience while sparking new ideas and encouraging the questioning of
mainstream social norms and opinions. Founded in 2008 by Adam Sharp and Bethany
Simmons, Box Wine Theatre holds the belief that human nature is beautiful in its' flaws
and we celebrate those flaws by producing stylistically or thematically unique shows
which represent the comedy and tragedy that exists in all of us."
Adam Sharp - Playwright
Bethany Simmons - Director
Cody Stewart - Actor
Diana Wild - Actor
Suzie Cheng - Actor
Company Bio: " We're a small, experimental theater company in Grand Rapids, MN, with
a focus on original productions in unorthodox spaces.
John Schroeder - Director
Nathan Bergstedt - Playwright
Steph Schroeder - Actor
Josh Cagle - Actor
Katie Benes - Actor
Genesius and Friends
Company Bio: "We're an elite team of theatre mercenaries framed for art we didn't
commit. Today we survive as storytellers-of-fortune. If you have a story, if no one else
can help, and if you can find us, maybe you can hireGenesius & Friends."
Scott Dixon - Playwright
Diana Jurand - Director
Stela Burdt - Actor
Barbara Benson Keith - Actor
Randy Wilson - Actor
The Night Farts Cometh
Company Bio: "Two person company of people dealing with their fears."
James Roop - Co-Everything
Heather Meyer - Co-Everything
"TC24 Orphans" (Ensemble name TBA)
Company Bio: "Strangers brought together to participate in TC24!"
Playwright - Jennifer Sisko
Director - Laura DeShane
Actor - Ross Christianson
Actor - Alyssa Janilla
Actor - Emma Lenz
Actor - Kylie Steinbach
The Southern Theater (View)
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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