Theatre Unbound - Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2012

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24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown

(Formerly known as the 24-Hour Play Project)

with your emcee Crushinator the Corset Buster
and lovely assistant Maddie “The Baddie”

January 14, 2012
8:00 PM

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! 40 playwrights, directors and actors - 24 hours - 6 new plays featuring some of the Twin Cities most bad-ass female theatre artists! Theatrical thrills, spills, triumphs and tragedies - you witness the results - one night only!

"Amazing creativity!" - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Anne Simley Theatre
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104


We invite the general public to vote among ingredients such as a line of dialog, an emotion, a prop, or a stage direction. On Friday evening at 9:00 pm, we reveal the winning ingredients to six teams of two playwrights, who must include all the ingredients in their scripts. At 6:00 on Saturday morning, the newly written plays are assigned directors, a cast, and rehearsal time. Rehearsals are conducted throughout the day - technical rehearsals skid to a halt just in time for the doors to open. Performances start at 8:00 PM!


Daphne Olsenson's 18th Birthday

Written by Heather “The Giant” Meyer & Ben “The Velvet Fist” Tallen
Directed by Cherie “The Freakin” Faerie” Anderson
Featuring L.B. “The Crusher” Fitz, Dani “The Devil Daisy” Krivinchuk, Mame “The Maimiac” Pelletier, Mickaylee “Slammer” Shaughnessy, & Erin “The German” Sheppard

The Wild Child of Versailles

Written by Troy “Adventure is Out There!” Iverson & Michelle “Skinned Knees” Storm
Directed by “Jitterbug” Jenna Papke
Featuring Charla “Chocolate Thunder” Bailey, Tiffany “The Tornado” Cornwell, “Big” Ali “Slamdown” Gould, David “Bada Boom Bada Boom Boom” Schlosser, & Adam “The Alpha Male” Western

Broken Together

Written by Mike “The Maniac” Hentges & Toni “No, I don’t have a reservation” Halleen
Directed by Crystal “Red” Schneider
Featuring Otto “Powerstroke” Linder, Roneet “Rarrr” Rahamim, Sara “The Terminator” Truesdale & Laura “Lethal” Wiebers

Lessons of the Woods

Written by Eli Effinger-Weintraub “The Death Merchant of Venice” & Katherine “Wait, Do You Live Here?” Glover
Directed by Anya “Curly Fry” Kremenetsky
Featuring Nicole “Destroy Your Joy” Frethem, Tyler “The Manic Menace” Martin, & Megan “V‑dub” Volkman‑Wilson

A Foolish Consistency

Written by Lana “Sparkle Vampire” Aylesworth & Megan “Megatron” Lembke
Directed by “Hellcat” Maggie Scanlan
Featuring Samuel “Screech” Ahern, Kara “Polish Lightning” Greshwalk, Taous “Big Hair” Khazem, & Tyler “Bangarang” Stamm


Written by Ruth Virkus “The Ruthless” & Brian “The Subtle Flamethrower” Watson-Jones
Directed by Sarah “On The Rocks” Teich
Featuring “Voracious” Virginia Krubsack, Andie “All Toughy” Olthoff, & Victoria “The Juggernaut” Pyan


Press Release
Production Photos
Feature, Pioneer Press
Feature, City Pages
Feature, Minnesota Women's Press
Feature, Aisle Say Twin Cities
Recap, Aisle Say Twin Cities
Art Hounds, Minnesota Public Radio