Tickets are only $10, and proceeds benefit the scholarship program of the Theatre Arts Conservatory, a youth educational initiative of Plan-B Theatre Company.
The SLAM events (Plan-B also has a fund-raising event May 11 featuring adult actors) are a celebration of the creative process itself. Writers are given parameters, including the make-up of the cast, and are given 12 hours of midnight oil to push out a script. The casts and directors then have just one afternoon to make that script stageworthy.
I sat in on one of these marathon rehearsals a few years ago for a City Weekly story, and I can attest that the process is intense yet rewarding. Some of Plan-B’s best original full-length plays have emerged from its crucible. The train wrecks have high entertainment potential in their own right, as well.
Either way, it’s for a good cause. You know, for the kids.
Date: Jan 8, 2011
Time: 8 p.m.
Address: 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, 84101
Where: Rose Wagner Center