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Students collaborate on a short play during the early hours of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts' 24-hour play slam Wednesday night. Students had 24 hours to create a produce a short play.

Students collaborate on a short play during the early hours of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts' 24-hour play slam Wednesday night. Students had 24 hours to create and produce a short play. (Photo by Darren Whitley/Northwest Missouri State University)

Feb. 28, 2015

Theater students play ‘lost and found’ during 24-hour play slam

When 30 Northwest Missouri State University students arrived at the Studio Theatre on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 25, they came armed with backpacks, blankets and pillows.

For the next 24 hours, their task was to brainstorm, write, prepare, rehearse and produce a short play – complete with lights, sound, props and costumes – that debuted for a live audience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

The students were divided into three teams and each team drew three plot elements from a bucket – a person, a place and a thing. Whatever their plot, each play’s theme also had to fall under the theme of “lost and found.”

Click here to view an audio slideshow documenting their experience.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468