On Sep. 28, the Hollins University Playwright’s Lab grad students in conjunction with the Wayne Theatre Alliance of Waynesboro, VA will be hosting the second annual Red Eye Play Festival. This is an event that seeks to raise money for the New Works Initiative at Hollins University.
The Red Eye Play Festival is a student-initiated and produced event in which six 10-minute plays will be played at 8 p.m. in each time zone in each time zone across the United States. Grad students in Hollins University Playwright’s Lab wrote all the plays produced during the Red Eye Play Festival. Each host theatre is recruiting a director and 24 actors. Theatres involved in this year’s Red Eye Play Festival include WTA’s Gateway Theater in Virginia, UGF Theater in Montana, Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Cherry Creek High School Theater Department in Colorado, and Nipomo High School Drama Department in California.
“Last year’s festival was such a success that it was unanimous it should become an annual fundraiser for the New Works Initiative. Michael Gilboe and Byron Harris have joined me as Executive Producers and we are committed to growing the festival host by host and spreading the word about the phenomenal MFA Playwriting program at Hollins University as we do,” says Wendy-Marie Martin, festival creator and co-executive producer.
To purchase tickets to the Red Eye Play Festival, call 540-943-9999 or click here to purchase online.