24 Hour Theatre Project Seeks Submissions before March 1

Cast, crew, directors, designers & producers of the 2012 24hr Theatre Project.

Cast, crew, directors, designers & producers of the 2012 24hr Theatre Project.

for 3rd Annual 24hr Capital Region/Berkshire Theatre Project
by Kelly Galvin, Assistant to the Artistic Director, WAM Theatre

PITTSFIELD, MA: Producers WAM Theatre and The Mop & Bucket Improv Company (MopCo) are delighted to announce the 3rd Annual 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project will take place on May 17 and 18 at Proctors GE Theater in Schenectady, NY, with a public performance taking place at 8pm on Saturday, May 18.

The 24hr Theatre Project brings together over 50 theatre artists from both the Berkshires and the Capital Region to mount 5 short works by women playwrights; all of the works are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 Hours.

WAM Theatre and MOPCO invite interested theatre artists to submit a resume and headshot (if applicable) to kelly@wamtheatre.com by March 1, 2013 with ‘2013 24hr Project’ in the subject line.

Playwrights, Actors, Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, and Technicians are all invited to express interest. Preference will be given to those who have not participated in the 24hr Project before or who have only participated once as well as artists with professional experience. Equity members are invited to submit interest and are able to participate in the project via an Equity Waiver.

“The 24hour Theatre Project has been an incredibly exciting collaborative experience for artists in the Berkshires and the Capital Region, and has really resonated and been popular with audiences,” says Kat Koppett, Co-Director of the Mop & Bucket Company. “In 2010 the event took place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy and sold out; it sold out again in 2012 at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox,” adds Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director of WAM. “We’re delighted that Proctors invited us to perform there this year and we’re hoping to sell out again!”

For more submission information go to www.WAMTheatre.com.

Tickets are already available for purchase by calling Proctors at (518) 346-6204 or visiting www.proctors.org/events/berkshire-capreg-theatre-project.

The 2013 24hr Theatre Project is sponsored in part by didyouweekend.com.

About The Mop & Bucket Improv Company:
The Mop & Bucket Co. (MopCo) is the Capital Region’s premiere improvisational theatre company, heralded as Best of the Capital Region by the Times Union and Metroland. The company has been in existence in its present form since 2005 and performs every Friday at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady and every Saturday at The Comedy Works in Albany, NY. MopCo also performs, teaches, and trains at other venues around the region, nationally and internationally. MopCo provides corporate entertainment, shows for private parties, school shows and special event talent.

About WAM Theatre:
WAM Theatre is a theatre company based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State. Inspired by the book ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM Theatre was founded in 2009 by professional theatre artists Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck. WAM’s philanthropic mission is two-fold; first, producing theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls; second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. WAM has donated over $7000 to its beneficiaries by creating professional theatre for everyone that benefits women and girls. www.wamtheatre.com

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