Write. Act. Watch. A 24 Hour Play Festival and Silent Auction

  • Details

  • 1/27/18
  • 6 - 10:30 p.m.
  • $12.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Theatre
  • Fundraiser/Benefit

Event Description

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre is hosting our 4th annual season fundraiser, "Write. Act. Watch." A 24 Hour Play Festival and Silent Auction, on Saturday, January 27th at 6:00pm. 

The event will be taking place at Whipple Auditorium in the downtown Cedar Rapids Library (450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa), and will feature works six original, never-been-seen plays... all written, directed, and performed within a 24 hour period. 

Here's how it works:

Six writers and six directors are chosen from a sign up list. They meet the (Friday) evening before the event, and the writers draw 2 genres and a famous movie line to incorporate into their play. They then draw the director who is to direct their play and the directors draw the actors for each play. Writers have from 7pm Friday evening until 7am Saturday morning to write an original 10-15 minute play. At 8am, scripts are distributed and each cast rehearses with their director for the next 8-10 hours, followed by a performance in front of an audience Saturday evening. 

Are you ready to hear the BEST PART? ALL of the talented directors, writers, and actors performing in this event have roots RIGHT HERE in the corridor! 


There will be a silent auction and social hour starting at 6pm. We have some AMAZING silent auction items that have been graciously donated by some of Cedar Rapids' finest businesses, and we will be asking you to bid on these items before the performances start and through the first half of the performances.

The money we raise from this auction will go towards equipment expenses, performance rights, set materials, and other necessary items to start the season out right. 

Community support is the only way that RHCR Theatre can achieve our season goals, and we continue to look to our friends, neighbors, and local businesses to encourage and support us throughout our endeavors.

Thank you for supporting local artists and live theatre. We are SO excited about our season kickoff, and we CAN'T WAIT to see you there! 

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the event, or through the Eventbrite link above, or by clicking the link on our website at www.RHCRtheatre.com.

If you would like to participate in this event, please use the Sign Up Genius page here:


We look forward to seeing you there!