Play-In-A-Day 2016

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What: PLAY-IN-A-DAY 2016!
A Benefit for The BMP District 3 Thespian Scholarship Fund & The One Pulse Foundation.
When: Sat. Sept. 24th ONE DAY ONLY.
Where: Lake Howell High School Theatre 4200 Dike Road
Time: Box Office 6pm. Silent Auction 6-7pm. Showtime 7pm.
Ticket Prices: VIP- $25, General Admission- $20, Students-$10
Raffle Tickets- $1 each or $20 for as tall as you are.

Silent Auction, raffles, 8 TEAMS of theatre/dance artists creating and performing short works under the guidelines of a 24 hour time frame and a common theme.
To keep the integrity of the event, while still honoring the importance of this year’s theme:


The theme was announced to the artists so they could be emotionally prepared to do their best work and so audiences can be prepared for the evening.
The writers are being given their individual ‘twist’ at the beginning of a 12-hour period of their own choosing that is their window for creating the script. The directors and performers will know nothing of their script until it is unveiled to them bright-and-early Saturday morning and will be working furiously to present them to the audience that evening.

Celebrating Beth Marshall’s 18th season involved with the event, 5th year in partnership with Lake Howell High and Penguin Point and a hundred plus artists donating time and talents to the causes of a District 3 Thespian Scholarship and

This year’s winning team will get a spot in the AFTER ORLANDO event on Oct. 17th at Orlando Shakes.
Full info for AFTER ORLANDO can be found at:
Judges include:
Margaret Nolan (Kangagirl Productions/AFTER ORLANDO Producer)
Seth Kubersky (Orlando Weekly/Empty Spaces Theatre Co.)
George Wallace (Orlando Fringe/The Center)

Producing Artistic Director: Beth Marshall
Associate Producer: James Brendlinger
Assistant to Producer: David Merchant
Production Stage Manager: Kaitlyn Harrington
Assistant Production Stage Manager: Emily Lamm
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Roy Cedric Brown
Assistant Technical Director/Sound Designer: Daniel Meyer
Costume Designer: Kyla Swanberg
Box Office Manager: Chris Foster
Front of House Manager: Maria Belvis
Assistant Front of House Manager: Michelle Sobrino
Photographers: Brian Becnel, Patty Wolfe
Interns: Alexia Correa, Clark Levi, Nakary Hurtado

Hosts: Doug Bowser, Beth Marshall

Writer- Irene Pynn
Director- Anthony Pyatt Jr.
Stage Manager- Helena Cooper
Actors- Anneliese Moon, Matthew Villegas, Peri Goldberg

Writer- Andy Haynes
Director- Richard Width
Stage Manager- Paige Gober
Actors- Mike Marinaccio , Alexia Correa, Angel Marengo, Savannah Simerly
Writer- Rose Helsinger
Director- Chris Yakubchick
Stage Manager- Lisa Hardt
Actors- Cody Moss, Bennet Preuss


Writer- Ken Preuss
Director- Lauren O’Quinn
Stage Manager- Blue Estrella
Actors- Zach Lane, Mickey Layman, Amanda Grace

Writer- Cara Fullam
Director- Cody David Price
Stage Manager- Reigan Paulovich
Actors- Brenna Arden, Sarah French, Alex Cumming

Writers- Alexander Hehr, Billy Manes, James Brendlinger, John DiDonna, and Julian Bond
Director- Beth Marshall
Choreo- Dion Leonhard
Stage Manager- David Merchant
Assistant SM- Michelle Sobrino
Actors- Desiree Perez, Robert Cuhna, Madison Rivera, John McDonald, Elba Marina Reyes-Buchanan, Dion Leonhard, Eislinn Gracen,Vangeli Tsompanidis, Michael Osowski

Writer- David Lee
Director- Emily Stevens
Stage Manager-Susan Walsh
Musician- Jose Navarro
Actors- Clark Levi, Nakary Hurtado

Writer-Janine Klein
Director- Dana Brazil
Stage Manager-Sierra Hittel & Caroline Mueller
Actors- Kevin Kriegel, Joel Warren, Gabi Hockensmith

Play-In-A-Day 2016 Results:

What an amazing opening of our 9th season and Play-In-A-Day Event! Thank you to all artists, staff, patrons, sponsors, volunteers, donors and community that supported this event in any way.
This year our theme was PULSE. The proceeds from the event benefitted both the BMP District 3 Scholarship Fund and One Pulse Foundation. We had over 100 artists working to create plays in the course of 24 hrs. Our panel of judges (Margret Nolan/Kangagirl Productions/AFTER ORLANDO, Seth Kubersky/Orlando Weekly/Empty Spaces, George Wallace Orlando Fringe/The Center) chose who will represent Play-In-A-Day at AFTER ORLANDO on Oct.17th at Orlando Shakes as well as gave awards to the following categories–all winners will be guaranteed slots in PIAD 2017:

Winners from PIAD 2016:

AFTER ORLANDO winner: Billy’s Story
By Billy Manes
Directed by Beth Marshall
Stage Manager: Michelle Sobrino
Actor- Michael Osowski

Best Overall Production:
By Ken Preuss
Directed by Lauren O’Quinn
Stage Manager: Blue Estrella
Actors: Robert Cunha, Amanda Grace, Zach Lane

Best Playwright: Rose Helsinger
(Whiskey and Rye)

Best Director: Richard Width
(Between The Pulses by Andy Haynes)

Best Actor (Female)
Dion Leonhard
(Tonight We Dance Forever by John DiDonna
Director- Beth Marshall)

Best Actor (Male)
Michael Osowski
(Billy’s Story by Billy Manes/Director-Beth Marshall)

Here’s to another successful PIAD!