The San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO) invites audiences to join San Antonio’s theatre community for its seventh annual theatre-making event, TheatreASAP.

The excitement begins on Friday, September 10 at S.T.A.G.E. in Bulverde, when six local playwrights will draw props, cast lists, and San Antonio-related lines of dialogue. Once they have chosen their elements, they have only twelve hours to incorporate them into a one-act play. The completed scripts will be given to teams of actors and directors on Saturday, September 11. From there, the teams must memorize, rehearse, and stage their plays within twelve hours; the finished products will premiere at 8pm that night at the Palmetto Center for the Arts, Northwest Vista College’s state-of-the-art facility for its drama, dance, and music programs. With the Center’s 400-seat proscenium theater, fully functional scene and costume shops, and innovatively designed dressing and green rooms, “our actors and directors will have a fantastic space to work in,” says Mellissa Marlowe, TheatreASAP 2010 producer.

TheatreASAP 2010: It’s About Time

WHO: San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO)
WHAT: TheatreASAP 2010
WHEN: Kickoff Event: Friday, September 10, 6:30pm
Premiere: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 8pm
WHERE: Kickoff Event: Premiere:
S.T.A.G.E. Palmetto Center for the Arts
1300 Bulverde Road Northwest Vista College
Bulverde, TX 78163 3535 N. Ellison Drive
830.438.2339 San Antonio, TX 78251

BACKGROUND: The San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit service organization founded in 1995 to facilitate communication and cooperation among the many theatre organizations in and around San Antonio, Texas. Whether a theatre is college/university, community based, professional or a combination, each contributes to the vitality of theatre in the area. SATCO exists to provide a unified entity, which helps all theatres to meet the challenges of the future as San Antonio and its arts continue to grow. SATCO provides many benefits to members as well as the entire theatre community, including an informational website, the Playbill (a listing of current and upcoming productions), E-Auditions, cast parties and workshops, to name a few.

COST: Premiere:

Regular admission: only $5

SATCO members and military (with ID): Free

(Tickets available at the door.)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:Please call 210.779.6782 or visit www.satheatre.com.

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