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GLENS FALLS — It’s a bit of a head rush knowing there’s only 24 hours to bring a brand new play from conception, to off-book (without scripts) and onto the stage for paying patrons. When you make that nine plays, nine playwrights and directors and over 40 actors, plus tech crew, the buzz is palpable. “We’ve got good plays this year,” said Erin Coon, chairwoman of the annual kansas gas service bill pay Art in the Public Eye’s 24-Hour Play Fest at the Charles R. Wood Theater this weekend. “And most of them are funny, that means everyone is having fun.” The 24-Hour Play Fest, in its sixth run and hosted by Art in the Public Eye, challenges writers and their teams electricity schoolhouse rock — director and actors — to create and perform an eight-to-10-minute play in one day. And again this year, everyone who volunteers for the overnight challenge, comes prepared to expect the unexpected. On Friday night, they all gather at the Wood Theater for a drawing that posits actors, directors and writers in groups. After the random selections of players, Coon shares this year’s theme is “diversion;” the secret prop all teams must use is a peaceful APE (an actual stuffed ape named after Art in the v gashi halil bytyqi Public Eye), wearing a tie-dyed shirt; and the mandatory line required in each play, “It is even electricity distribution vs transmission harder for the average APE to believe he is descended from man.” (H.L. Mencken) There’s a brief get-to-know each other Friday night meeting that helps playwrights get a feel for their team, and then they disperse, giving the playwrights the space they need to squirrel off somewhere to pen a 10-minute masterpiece before a 5 a.m. deadline. Once the plays are submitted to Coon by 5 a.m., scripts are copied and the frenzy to rehearse, find costumes, gather props and set pieces, design lighting and sound gas variables pogil worksheet answers begin, all in preparation to perform. Their fresh creations will be on stage, without notes, before a paying audience in the theater at 8 p.m. “I think I wrote until 2 a.m., from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.,” remarks Faith St. John about her new play, “Animals Anonymous.” Just before lunch, the cast for St. John’s play is rehearsing on stage at the Wood Theater. The four players are attending gas finder mn an Animals Anonymous support group meeting, similar to another type of AA meeting. There’s a frog, played by Kai Infante-Lefaucheur, who really wants to sing; a turtle, Jabari Williams, who starts a near filibuster about the human government before the meeting chairwoman reins him in and he says he really wants “pond reform.” The AA meeting leader is a bear, played by Kimberly Van Orman, who has been modeling her life after the human park rangers. “But they sprayed x men electricity mutant my face and it burned, it was the saddest day,” she said. “That’s when I knew I was a bear and I’d been trying too long to be a human.” Instagram famous fox, Shelley Fairbanks, talked about how she primped and posed for her popular selfies. “But then I realized it was just a picture of a fox,” she said, sharing how she wanted gas house dance hall to smell like a fox again. And so the day goes with nine teams rehearsing, players learning lines and directors adding staging tweaks here and there. Tech rehearsals start at 6 p.m., the curtain rises at 8, and when the last curtain falls, organizers will tally the audience votes and announce the winners. Robert Thomsen, who came from Albany for the fest, is looking for the perfect costume from a rack in the lobby of the Wood Theater around noon on Saturday because this year, he’s going for the win. “This is my second time doing the play fest and last year I was the third place best actor,” he said electricity worksheets high school. “This year I’m trying for first.”