The Will Act 4 Food: 24-Hour Play Festival is an extraordinary event where
over 100 writers, directors and actors have 24 hours to write, cast, direct,
design, memorize, and perform their 10 min. plays before an audience. The
Festival will begin Friday evening, with the playwrights working through the
night to complete their play. The play must include a set of
“ingredients/guidelines” (e.g., genre, prop, phrase and product) that are drawn
by each of the playwrights at the start of the event. These
“ingredients/guidelines” must be written into the script by the playwright
and/or presented on the stage as props or costume items.
On Saturday morning the finished scripts will be assigned to a director/stage
manager team. These teams will be joined by the actors chosen by lottery for
a day-long rehearsal, culminating in a public performance of all the plays that
The primary goal of the Will Act 4 Food Festival is to raise at least $10,000
for the Idaho Food Bank. It is also our hope that by coming together for this
cause, we will foster collaboration, cooperation, and communication among the
Treasure Valley Theatre Community.