Combat Theatre

Fundraiser - All Proceeds Benefit WCT

Sketch Comedy

Produced in association with
Bunny Gumbo
August 26, 2017

Subjects and locations are literally pulled from a hat, with 24 hours to write, produce, memorize, and perform an evening of short plays. Think it can’t be done? Think again. Watch local writers and performers put themselves to the test! This is a theatre experience unlike any other, so don’t miss out!

Create Theatre In Just 24 Hours!
Participate In Combat Theatre On The WCT Stage!


Calling All Waukesha Civic Theatre Writers, Directors, and Actors! We are bringing Combat Theatre to the WCT stage!

Combat Theatre is an evening of six to eight plays all written, directed, and acted within 24 hours. The playwrights draw a subject from one hat, a location from another, and the number of actors (both male and female) they need to include, and write a 10-15 minute play based on those variables overnight. They deliver their completed scripts at 8:30 am the next morning and then the directors and actors have until 7:30 pm to learn lines, stage the blocking, design the technical elements including lights, sound, set, costumes, and props, and then perform. James Fletcher and the Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company will be running this program.

There's a lot of pressure for the playwrights, directors, and the actors, but great fun as well. Actors often get to play against type and they are forced to make bold choices.

The audience, meanwhile, has the chance to experience a performance unlike any other. There's an energy in the theatre that just can't be recreated in a regular show. The audience knows that these plays didn't exist 24 hours ago and may never be seen again

The show will perform on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 7:30 pm. We need six to eight writers, six to eight directors, and 24 to 40 actors. The commitment for playwrights would be a 13 hour commitment, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 am. It might be August 25-26, or it might also be a different day and time frame, but still 13 consecutive hours. The commitment for directors and actors would be from 8:30 am to 10 pm on Saturday, August 26th. All participants must be out of high school, and at least 17 years old. There is no fee to participate, and everyone is responsible for their own food and beverages throughout the day.

Please reach out to us as soon as possible to let us know if you would be interested in being considered as a writer, a director, or an actor, or if you have any questions about the program. You can call or email John Cramer at 262-547-4911 or jcramer@waukeshacivictheatre.org.

  Saturday

August 26

7:30 PM

Ticket Prices

All Tickets

$25.00


Sponsored In Part By

WCT projects are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Sponsored In Part By

WCT projects are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

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Student rate is available for children and any patron with a current student ID. Senior rate applies to all patrons 60 years or older. Military rate is available for any patron with a valid current Military ID.

For our "Pay What You Can" performances, patrons can buy tickets for that show on the day of the performance at whatever price their budget will allow.

Subscriber rate is available to any subscriber for unlimited additional tickets outside their package.

10 ticket minimum per performance required.

Educational Group Rate is only available for all educational groups and Boy and Girl Scout troops. 10 ticket minimum per performance required.

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