6th Annual Play-in-a-Day Festival
Friday, May 9  & Saturday, May 10, 2008

7:30 p.m.

Temple of Music & Art

Cabaret Theater

330 S. Scott Ave.

Downtown Tucson

Join us for interactive theater at its most original!

Tickets$6 per night  or  $10 for both nights

Reservations:  Call Richard (520) 623 - 8234 or e-mail: orlando132000@yahoo.com


Play-in-a-Day is an annual event with the crazy premise that a half-dozen plays can be written, cast, rehearsed, and performed -- all in less than twenty-four hours.  Audience participation, sleep-deprived playwrights, and cash prizes are all part of this fun, two-night festival.

Friday evening --

Enjoy performances of Five Short Plays, written by OPP members.  Watch as twelve playwrights are randomly paired for a night of collaboration.  Join fellow audience members to write a line of dialog and select three props -- which the playwrights are then obliged to write into their plays.

Friday night and into the morning --

Each pair of playwrights create a 10-minute play, due at dawn. 

Saturday morning --

Directors and actors arrive and spend all day rehearsing until…

Saturday evening --

Six world-premiere plays appear on the Cabaret stage for the audience’s pleasure and

amusement.   Two cash prizes are awarded:  An Audience Choice is voted on and a panel from Tucson’s theater community chooses a Critic’s Prize.


All plays are script-in-hand, staged readings.  Old Pueblo Playwrights (OPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new dramatic works by Arizona authors.