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Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend of September 24-25, ten student writers responsible for this assortment of ideas had watched...

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016

For the ninth year since its inception, the Instant Play Festival kicked off the 2016-2017 Whitman theatrical season in style, with students showcasing their hastily constructed and quality-made short plays on Harper Joy Theater’s Alexander Stage. The plays ranged significantly. Dramatic, introspective works like ...

Wire Watch: Week of September 22nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016

Each Thursday, The Whitman Wire highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week’s picks: Walla Walla Corn Maze Opening Day, Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., Walla Walla Corn Maze. Sharron Matthews, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Gesa Power House Thea...

Instant Play Festival Fosters Theater Collaboration

Instant Play Festival Fosters Theater Collaboration

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

The Instant Play Festival arrived this year in a whirlwind of activity, creativity and collaboration. For two days, over the 26 and 27 of September, theater goers were entertained by 14 funny, strange and often poignant plays Whitman students produced. The premise of the Instant Play Festival is simple:...

Instant Play Festival Returns This Weekend

Aleida Fernandez

September 26, 2013

The Whitman College theatre department's annual Instant Play Festival returns this weekend with 14 new playwrights. A perennial favorite, the Instant Play Festival challenges the 14 playwrights along with volunteer actors, directors and techies to write an entire play over the course of a night and...

Instant Play Festival finishes strong with an entertaining day two

Quin Nelson

September 23, 2012

What do boots, the words "Show me your hands!" and an offstage crash have in common? That was for the playwrights of the Instant Play Festival to create and the audience to find out Sunday night on the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theatre. The seven playwrights whose works were performed Sunday night...

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Mallory Martin

September 20, 2012

The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course of three weeks, absorbing all they can and learning the tricks of the trade. At 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

Theater department gears up for Instant Play Festival

Theater department gears up for Instant Play Festival

Alex Hagen

September 22, 2011

For one weekend in September, the Whitman theater department will throw caution into the wind and produce fourteen shows in the span of less than 48 hours. Whitman Drama's annual Instant Play Festival, entering its fourth year, has become an anticipated tradition among many in the Whitman community. In the three weeks leading up to the festival, students work with different profes...

Instant Play Festival inspires student creativity

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September 23, 2010

Harper Joy Theater's Instant Play Festival, a showcase of the collaborative creative efforts of the Whitman community, commences Saturday, Sept 25. For three weeks, students have participated in writing workshops under professional playwrights Jason Grote, Dan Lefranc and Kristen Kosmas. During these...

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