The Lilac Players' First Annual 48 Hour Play Festival

This November 13-15, join the Lilac Players for a jam-packed weekend of theater, fun, and deadlines in our first annual 48 Hour Play Festival!


Ways to be involved:

  • Writing: at the start of the weekend you will receive a prompt and a cast and will have 24 hours to write a 10 minute play that can be performed over Zoom (1 per team)

  • Directing: you will be paired with a writer and cast to “stage” the new 10 minute play (1 per team)

  • Acting: you will be paired with a writer, director, and other actors to bring the new play to life (2-4 per team)


We’re looking for 6-12 teams total, so get involved however you like!


Do you have a writer, director, and set of actors in your friend group? Great! Sign up as one team and work together all weekend! If you want to participate but don’t have a fully formed team, don’t worry! Sign up as an individual and we will match you with a perfect team.

Key dates:

  • Deadline to register as a Writer or Director: 10/31 

  • Deadline to register as an Actor: 11/6

  • Festival Kickoff: 11/13 at 7:00PM EST

  • Final Showcase: 11/15 7PM EST


All festival activities will be held over Zoom and hosted by the Lilac Players. Participants will require a reliable internet connection.


We strongly encourage registrations from women and other underrepresented gender identities, BIPOC, and members of the queer community.

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