Redmond High School theater students take on drama challenge

Theater students at Redmond High School (RHS) will roll out seven original plays from blank page to theatrical stage in twenty-four hours on Saturday, April 15, 2017, RHS Drama Coach Pat Tellinghusen recently announced.    

Referred to as the “24/7 Project”, the concept was modeled after the show of the same name produced by local playwright Cricket Daniel at Bend’s 2nd Street Theater, Tellinghusen explained.

Daniel is also lending her talents to support RHS students in this event.

“This is like theater boot camp,” Tellinghusen said. “I can’t wait to watch the students discover what great things they can accomplish in a short amount of time.”

The evening before the performance, seven student playwrights will receive their prompts and have eight hours to write a seven-minute play. The next morning at 6:00 a.m., the playwrights deliver their plays to seven directors who have two hours to plan before the cast and crew arrive. While the casts rehearse, the crews engage in a high stakes scavenger hunt to find the props, set and costumes for seven plays.

The curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m. in the Clyde Moore Auditorium at Redmond High. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students. The 24/7 Project raises money to help pay for RHS main stage productions.