365Days/365Plays in Hastings 


 

Here are links to each of these odd little audio/telephone performances.  Due to space, they are low-quality mono Mp3 files.

WARNING:  Many of these pieces contain adult language and material. 

November  2006

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March 

April

May

June

July 

August

September

October

November 2007

 

Copyright  © 2006 

By Suzan-Lori Parks

PARTICIPANTS

365 DAYS / 365 PLAYS at Hastings College 

On November 13, 2002, Pulitzer-prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks got an idea to write a play a day for a year.  She began that very day, finishing one year later.  The resulting play cycle, called 365 Days/365Plays, is a daily meditation on an artistic life.  Some plays are very short, less than a page.  Others last forever.

Over 600 theaters produced the plays in Atlanta, Austin, Canada, Chicago, Colorado, Greater Texas, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Northeast, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Southeast, Universities (365U), Washington DC Area, Western US and in universities (365U). Produced by Bonnie Metzgar and Suzan-Lori Parks, the 365 Festival was performed from November 13, 2006 through November 12, 2007. 

Hastings College had the unique distinction of being the only group to perform all of the 365 plays in one year (acutally 380 plays total.)  Also unique to the H.C. project, was the performance of all of the pieces via telephone recording rather than live staging.  For further information contact Jim Fritzler at jfritzler@hastings.edu

 For information on the 365 National Festival, visit 365 DAYS/365 DAYS

 HOW WE DID THEM:

1.  E-mail scripts out weekly. 

2.  E-mail back available times during the week.

3.  Connect by phone.

4.  Record four to five pieces sometimes alone, sometimes with another actor.

5.  Mix voices and sound effects to literally create the sound of what was on the printed page.