WHAT: a 32-hour blank-paper-to-live-show theater festival!
WHEN: Writers begin at 10am Friday, May 24; the shows go up at 7pm on Saturday, May 25
WHERE: Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership (www.taosmesabrewing.com)
TELL ME MORE: Local writers. Local actors. Local beer. This is the 7th Annual Gorilla Theater Festival. Each year is a wild ride uniquely its own. We can’t wait to see what happens next!
HOW DOES IT WORK? Writers are randomly assigned casts, props, and prompts at 9am Friday; actors receive brand-new scenes (3 – 5 minutes) or short one-acts (8 – 10 minutes) at 11am Saturday, and spend the day at Taos Mesa Brewing memorizing, blocking, and rehearsing. On Saturday night, the whole thing hits the stage in front of a live audience!
Performances will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 pm at Taos Mesa Brewing.
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT? All participants will receive a super awesome Gorilla VII t-shirt designed by the amazing Sarah Hart! Also, the joy of creating brand-new, piping-hot theater with other regional artists is pretty sweet.
Sign ups coming soon. PLEASE NOTE: This festival is predicated upon everyone showing up FULLY, and ON TIME, for their committed slot — writers, to complete a script within the first 24 hours, and actors, to be available ALL DAY Saturday. Please understand that after Wednesday, May 24, we will expect everyone to be fully committed.
Please tell your friends, near and far!
Official Gorilla Theater 2019 Schedule:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:
Deadline to sign up!
FRIDAY, MAY 24:
9am: Writers gather at the Coffee Spot to receive detailed instructions, prompts, props, & cast lists.
7pm (optional): All participants gather at Taos Mesa Brewing to meet, greet, and beer. Writers are highly encouraged to come and take a break from their screen!
SATURDAY, MAY 25:
9am: SCRIPTS DUE! Writers are officially off-duty.
11am: Acting troupes gather at Taos Mesa Brewing and spend the day rehearsing.
6pm: Official call time.
**Please Note: Actors must be aged 15 or older to participate. Any actors under 18 will need to present a signed approval form from their parents/guardians, as this show undoubtedly will contain adult themes and profanity.