1440 Countdown

Make a play in 24 hours


 1 day—1,440 minutes—86,400 seconds—total play creation

1440 Countdown: Make a Play in 24 Hours
Friday, April 19 at 5pm through Saturday, April 20, 2019
Final performance April 20, 2019 at 6pm


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CALLING ALL TEAMS! Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Gather 5 to 8 people from your school, friends, or drama club and report to the TheatreWorks rehearsal hall on a Friday evening for an overnight play creation lockdown! Doors open 24 hours later to an enthusiastic audience of friends and family and a distinguished panel of judges who will provide feedback on each team’s work. This is a creative pressure cooker where a sleepless night can give way to an exciting new play. You’ll have one day, one theme, one bag of supplies, and one chance at glory. There is only so much time to create your masterpiece!


1440 Countdown is held at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Tuition: $300 PER TEAM of 5 to 8 people. Includes meals and snacks for the duration of the event.

The prize for the First Place Team is the opportunity to perform on the Lucie Stern stage during TheatreWorks' New Works Festival in early 2019.


For more information, please call 650.463.7146 or email education@theatreworks.org.