What is it?
The 48 Hour Play Project is a student-run production that starts with a prompt on a Friday night and ends with a full-blown performance the following Sunday evening. An exciting experience necessitating teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity, this project asks students to write, direct, or perform a series of short plays for a live audience.
Playwriting: Playwrights are responsible for writing and editing the plays for the performance; collaborating with directors to cast, block, and rehearse plays; and assisting with technical details at the time of the performance.
Directing: Directors are responsible for choosing a play to work with; casting, blocking, and rehearsing plays in collaboration with playwrights; and assisting with technical details at the time of the performance.
Acting: Actors are responsible for attending and participating in auditions; collaborating with directors and playwrights in rehearsal for the plays; memorizing the plays in their entirety; and performing the plays multiple times on the evening of the performance.