Fri, 19 Mar | Lawson Field Theatre

48-Hour Play Festival 2021

48 Hours - 9 Teams - 1 Great Theatrical Event! Playwrights, Directors, Actors, and Stage Managers sign up now for Gisborne's third annual 48-Hour Play Festival!
Registration is Closed
48-Hour Play Festival 2021

Time & Location

19 Mar, 7:00 pm – 21 Mar, 10:00 pm
Lawson Field Theatre, Kicks off at Evolution Theatre

What's this all about?

Calling all playwrights, actors, directors, and stage technicians! ETC is proud to present the second annual Gisborne 48-Hour Play Festival!  

The festival begins on Friday at 7:00pm at Evolution Theatre at 75 Disraeli St. Artists are assigned to teams and presented with the super-secret theme! They then have just 46 hours to write, direct, act, and produce one 10-minute play!    

On Sunday at 7pm, the original plays are presented on stage before a live audience. The cost for tickets for attendees are just $10 each. Attendees are given a ballot and asked to score the plays, remaining fair and honest. The team with the most votes for the best play wins an exciting award.