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Playwrights put themselves to the test

TWU’s Drama students create fun and challenging way to showcase their skills.

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor

The honorary theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, will host its very first annual 24-Hour Play Writing Festival featuring APO members and Drama majors and minors. The festival is run exclusively by students who have only 24 hours to write, direct, act, and teach their play to the audience, as well as taking care of the technical aspects of performing a play such as lights, props, and staging. This year’s theme is “Lost.”

The first of its kind

The 24-Hour Play Writing Festival is a new event to be featured at TWU and will consist of six playwrights, six directors, and fourteen actors who will begin the writing and planning processes on January 22 with their official performance scheduled for January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Redbud Theatre on TWU’s Denton campus. Admission is absolutely free; however, donations are accepted. Any money raised from this event will be used to help APO plan and host more theatre events in the future.

Theatre in the community

APO is a National Theatre Honor Society that has over a thousand chapters and, as of 2014, is considered the largest national honor society in America. The members of APO seek to inspire theatre not only amongst Drama students but also within the community. Staying true to this goal, TWU’s Drama students hope to encourage theatre in the TWU and Denton community as they work hard to plan and perform a play in 24 hours.

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