On Friday, April 4th, at 6pm, the 5 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements:
A DC landmark (from crowd sourced list — see below)
A DC celebrity (from crowd sourced list — see below)
And thus begins the festival! Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from “words on a page” to “live performance.” At 7pm that night, the shows hit the stage for you, our audience!
Help us tell unique DC stories!
During the LiveArt in a Day event, the plays will explore the sites, personalities and events that make DC the special place it is. But, we need your ideas to make it happen.
What are your quintessential DC experiences, the stories that make living here so unique? What do you want a play built around? How about that time you entered the annual High Heel Race? Or pelted an ex at the Dupont Circle Snowball Fight? Or shyly shadowed Ian MacKaye at the Black Cat? Proposed at the World War I Memorial, cried at the Eastern Market fire? From simply telling us your favorite landmark or your favorite local character, to sharing more complex stories, there are many possibilities, and we want them all.
Tweet your idea with hashtag #liveart24 to @liveartdc, or comment here on We Love DC. We will pick the most promising and creative ideas for our playwrights to choose from for their theme.
LiveArtDC would like to thank our sponsors for this event: We Love DC and the Anacostia Arts Center.
Emcee: Heather Whitpan
Playwrights: Audrey Cefaly, Brett Abelman, Jennie Berman Eng, Kevin Finkelstein, & Paco Madden
Directors: Alexander Fernandez, Jason Schlafstein, Kari Ginsburg, Megan Behm, & Nick DePinto
Actors: Allison Galen, Angela Pirko, Ann Fraistat, Anna Lathrop, Belén Pifel, Ben Calman, Brandon Mitchell, Carl Long, Christian Sullivan, Christopher Herring, Genevieve James, James Radack, Jill Tighe, Julie Garner, Katrina Clark, Loren Bray, Matt Strote, Melissa Marie Hmelnicky, Momo Nakamura, Pamela Lehigh, Rebecca Ellis, Sara Bickler, Seth Alcorn, Theo Hadjimichael, Ty Hallmark
Stage Manager: Clem Trott
PAs: Jon Jon Johnson, Lorraine Imwold
Local Bands: The Iris Bell, Southern Rail, Clarence Buffalo