Ashland U's 24-hour Theatre Project performance is Nov. 9

10/30/2019 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Theatre and Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society are producing another 24-Hour Theatre Project this fall. The performance of an original script written and produced within 24 hours will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University's Studio Theatre.

A limited number of tickets are available for this free public performance. Patrons can secure their seat by calling the Ashland University box office at 419.289.5125

Numerous Ashland University students will be participating in this project, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Within the next 24 hours, the students will write, audition, memorize, design and rehearse a play which will be publicly performed at 7:30 p.m. the following day. 

Founded by 2018 alumna Megan Harvey (Medina), the reins have been transferred to APO senior member, Ivey Buffenmyer (Ashland), who will serve as the producer and leader of the writing team and will manage team leaders Eric Breeden (Medina), assistant producer; Alejandro Ridolfi (Middleburg Heights), directing; Nik Demers (Shelby), stage management; Drew Berlin (Barberton), lighting design; AnnMarie Hill (Mansfield), costume design; Maya Rickard (Wooster), scenic design; Tristan Peterman (Canton), set construction; Ethan Tingler (Roseville), music composition and sound design; and Rachel Lowery (Elyria), properties and hospitality.

The excitement of this project is the anticipation of not knowing what will be performed for the audience, since everything will be created in a condensed period of time. A normal production includes five to six weeks of rehearsal; this group will have a single day to prepare.

For more information, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of the College of Arts & Sciences communications and performing arts publicity and events, at 419.289.5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.