Overnight Sensations 2021
A micro-brewed theatre festival presented by the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University, in partnership with Mill Mountain Theatre which again this summer, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, will take place entirely on ZOOM.
On Friday night six playwrights are randomly paired with six directors, who then randomly draw from a hat a variety of writing prompts and a pre-selected cast of actors. Before 8 am the next morning, they have to write a 10-minute play. They meet via ZOOM with their directors over a virtual continental breakfast on Saturday morning and make any last minute changes before the actors sign in to ZOOM and the plays begin rehearsal. When 8 pm rolls around, and the audience are at their screens and the show begins!
Nikki Adkins, Isabella Hutchinson, Mac Mitchell, ArLynn Parker, Ben R. Williams, Dwayne Yancey
Stephen Baltz, Paul Gabbard, Erin Lane, Damien J. Matherson, Jared Lee Morgan, Breana C. Venablé
For those who may be concerned, content warnings are available for review: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1utpOX1IfgpgU5i1aav2edQ0Leb6mZ8iKBpvHpX8In_w/edit?usp=sharing.
(Before clicking on the link, we would like to inform those who are comfortable letting the play unfold without a warning, this is a spoiler alert.)
ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL END 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE EVENT START TIME.
After making your reservation, you will get an email with a confirmation of your request, but it won't include the Zoom link or event instructions. YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT WITH THE LINK TO THE PERFORMANCE and any additional directions specific to the event.
You can join the event up to 15 minutes before the start time. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. DON'T LIVE ON THE EAST COAST? PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE!
Hollins Playwright's Lab on Zoom
Online Access Information
You will be provided instructions to access the digital content for this event. When and how these instructions are delivered to you is determined by the Event Organizer. To ensure access, use an up-to-date email address and avoid unsubscribing from email updates. See our Help Center
for more information.