24 Hour Theatre Festival 2 PARTICIPANTS

The Lab Space


The Lab Space will stage its 2nd Annual 24 Hour Theater Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

In 2015, they experienced our first 24 hour festival and the calls started that same night for "MORE, MORE!" Additionally, new theatre companies were formed out of the friendships made during that make-or-break 24 hour period, and other Taiwanese theatre companies have since called and asked their process to make their own festivals.

While they encourage everyone to do it, they, are doing THE 24 HOUR THEATRE FESTIVAL again on FRI-SAT Sept 16-17 (mark your calendars now!)

Following last year's format, a gathering of writers, actors and directors will convene at THE LAB SPACE on Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

From the pick of names out of a hat, WRITERS will be assigned DIRECTORS and DIRECTORS their ACTORS. Each WRITER will also draw ONE CHARACTER, ONE LINE, and ONE LOCATION. WRITERS will then return to their places of inspiration to construct ten-minute plays of no more than ten pages due no later than 7:00am, Saturday morning September 17th.

From 7:00 am until 8:00 am- DIRECTORS and WRITERS meet up to discuss final scripts/make necessary changes, etc.

From 8:00am until 7:59pm, ACTORS AND DIRECTORS create and rehearse a play. (Each DIRECTOR will be given 30min technical time on the stage with the lighting and sound operators)... Furthermore, The Lab Space costume inventory and a costume consultant will be on hand (note: this is a "make what you can with what you have" atmosphere, so technical perfection should be a low priority.)

At 8:00pm, twelve hours later, the ten-minute plays will be mounted and staged for a sold out show. It's fast, it's furious, and always FUN!

What you need to know: Sign up below for your first and second choice of discipline (WRITER, ACTOR, or DIRECTOR)

Here's why: This year, there will be a maximum of eight ten-minute plays of no more than ten pages with a maximum of five ACTORS per play; 40 ACTORS total.

In the event of a surplus of ACTOR or WRITER or DIRECTOR participation, a lottery from a wait-list will be arranged where necessary to pull someone from one category to the next. By indicating a willingness to direct, or act, in the event you are not selected to write, or vice-versa., you are aligning with your festival brothers and sisters in the pursuit of theater that is fresh and crackling on the edge.

Please contact The Lab Space by e-mail at bfly.efx@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

When: 16 Sep 2016 Fri 19:30
Where: The LAB Space


The Lab Space

3F., No.9, Sec. 1, Beitou Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
Taipei TPE 112


The Lab Space is reached by a 5-minute walk from Qi Li An (red line) MRT station exit #2 Inside POLYMER (空場) warehouse artist village. Built by Butterfly Effect Theatre Co., THE LAB is a film and theater rehearsal and performance space, a casting room, a photo studio, a dance space, and more.

Measuring 27 Ping
DIMENSIONS: L: 1182cm X W774cm X H360cm

-High-density ethylene board flooring (1cm thick) covered with black “marley” vinyl flooring (92cm wide, 1.8mm thick)
-A rehearsal mirror runs down one lengthwise wall and is easily covered with velour curtains.
-8 separate North-facing windows- covered with velour curtains
-3 separate AC systems maintain a cool temperature
-Track lighting allows for modified lighting setups

Chinese Address

台北 TPE 112


24 Hour Theatre Festival 2 PARTICIPANTS
24 Hour Theatre Festival 2 PARTICIPANTS
Start Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 19:30
End Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 21:30