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The IMCOM-E 2019 One Page Play Festival & Community Showcase

Note: This event has already passed.

Schedule of Events (as of August 26, 2019)

Friday, Oct. 11
Monologue Competition Sign-up
. (Stuttgart Theatre Center Lobby)
6 p.m.
Sign up to compete in the annual Monologue Competition. Coaching sessions are held on Saturday with professional performer and acting coach, Andrea Huber. Seven monologues will be selected for a competition on Sunday afternoon with trophies awarded for the top three. Must be present to sign up. Open to ages 14 years and up.

“Play as You Go!” Improvisation Workshop: Presenter: Paul Bourne
7:30 p.m.
Be in the audience or be on stage – it’s your choice! Watch the cream of US Army Entertainment performers at their top game as they challenge themselves and the audience with quick decision-making on stage. From drama to comedy - anything might happen…and probably will. Games played and scenarios made up – all in front of your very eyes. Don’t just sit there! Get up on stage. You know you want to! Open to ages 14 years and up.


Saturday, Oct. 12
Workshop: Computerized Light & Sound Control Systems.
Presenter: Vic Phillipson.
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Festival Tech Director, Vic Phillipson, will share the latest developments and innovations in computerized theatre control systems, including instruction on how to control lights, sounds and projections with one system.

Scheduled Monologue Coaching Sessions: Coach: Andrea Huber (Location TBA)
9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Professional performer and acting coach, Andrea Huber, will coach monologue entrants on improving their delivery and acting skills. Seven monologues will be selected for competition on Sunday afternoon with prizes awarded. Open to ages 14 years and up.

Workshop: Writing a One Page Play. Presenter: Paul Bourne
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
An introduction to and a workshop in creating, writing and directing One Page Plays. The first step in creating scripts for Sunday’s One Page Play Competition. Get your creativity and imagination on and see what you have to tell the world in One Page or less. No previous experience required. Open to all interested writers and directors, ages 13 and up.

Workshop: Vocal Production & Auditioning Workshop for Singers and non-Singers. Presenter: Helene Schneiderman.                                                           10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.:                                                                                 Internationally known singer, Helene Schneiderman, will work with singers to maximize their voice and audition skills. A prepared musical selection (opera or musical theater) and sheet music are required. Limited one-on-one sessions are available in the afternoon, time permitting. Open to ages 14 years and up.

Lunch Break
12-1:30 p.m.

Workshop: Casting and Directing One Page Plays. Presenter: Paul Bourne.
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:
The writers and directors have done their magic and it is the time to put the One Page Plays together. An open casting call will fill out the new One Page Plays and rehearsals will start. Casting will open to everyone ages 10 years and up. No previous experience is required.

Workshop: Scheduled Monologue Coaching (as needed)
2- 4:15 p.m.

Dinner Break
5:30- 7 p.m.

The Community Showcase Festival
7 - 10 p.m.
Military Theaters from across Europe present 13-minute scenes, numbers and snippets. A magical mystery evening of musicals, plays and performance pieces featuring the highlight of the Entertainment program. This festival will be adjudicated by professional adjudicators who select awards for the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Open to all ages.


Sunday, Oct. 13
Army Entertainment and Theater Director Meeting
9-10:45 a.m.

One Page Play Rehearsals and Tech Times. (Locations & Schedules TBA)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Workshop: Acting & Directing. Presenter: Ron Ziegler & Kathy Pingel.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.:                                                                                                    “Slow Down and Pick Up the Pace!” Directors and actors know a well-paced show will keep an audience’s attention, help to build a sense of urgency within characters and dynamically move the story forward.  It is more difficult to determine if a show is well-paced and how to achieve it.  Synonyms for well-paced are brisk, energetic, lively all which denote fast.  To achieve this takes more effort up front and an idea that seems counterintuitive: slowing down to examine how to speed it up. Open all ages.

Lunch Break
12-1 p.m.

Monologue entrants meet in the Theater for final coaching.
12:30 -12:55 p.m.

Monologue Competition
1 - 1:30 p.m.:
Come see the finest actors face off in a duel of monologues. From comedy to drama, this competition is always exciting and surprising.

One Page Play Presentations
2 - 4:30 p.m.:
The one-page Play is the THING! These plays were written and directed throughout the weekend. Presented for the very first time ever, these imaginative scripts will highlight the talent and creativity in Army Entertainment programs. Only one page long, these plays will run the gamut of theatrical expression and art.         

Festival Awards Presentation
5 - 6 p.m.:
The awards for Community Showcase, Monologue and One Page Plays will be announced and trophies presented.


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All events are free

Registration Information

No registration required except for the monologue competition.