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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...

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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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,...

Instant Play Festival inspires student creativity

nanyonjomukungu 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...

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