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24hr Play Generator

Get ready for utter madness, excitement and intoxicating creative fun.

“The 24-hour Play Generator was an invaluable opportunity to distill the process of writing for the stage down to its pure essence… It was just a ridiculous amount of fun from start to finish.”

“With a fiercely ticking clock keeping you on your toes, [it] leaves no room for egos, stress or second-guessing.”

– 2018 participants
WAYTCo’s 24hr Play Generator is putting the liveliness back into live theatre…

Each winter, WA Youth Theatre Company presents it’s signature event, 24-Hour Play Generator, at the Subiaco Arts Centre. This exhilarating new-works incubator takes performances from concept, to script, to stage – all in the space of 24 Hours.

From break of dawn the day prior, with the edge of exquisite pressure, emerging young playwrights, assisted by experienced dramaturgs, create fresh-out-of-the-oven short plays. Next morning, six of these plays, ink still drying, are handed to six professional directors. For the next 12 hours, these directors work intensively with a cast of performers, bringing the work to life. Finally, at the 24th hour, audiences arrive to enjoy six world premieres in one evening: The newest and freshest work in the country!

Together the incubator’s writers, assistant directors and performers constitute a wealth of WA’s up and coming talent. WAYTCo also offers members the opportunity to help with marketing, event coordination and dramaturgical and production support.

24-Hour Play Generator is a highly anticipated event on the WA theatre calendar. Fuelled by the determination of young blood, this year’s event will be the freshest yet.

Event day is already booked: Saturday 18 June 2022.

The excitement promises to be infectious – stay tuned!