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Whirlwind #10 – August 3-4, 2019 – Theme TBD

Yes, this will make it a cool 10 times (!) for the Fest. Illinois Valley’s 24-Hour Whirlwind Theatre Festival began in 2015, and we haven’t fallen apart yet! Come celebrate our 10th Whirlwind, this time at the Kerby Belt Building, immediately following the mini-writing retreat “Let’s Write!” which is organized by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists.

WRITERS, PERFORMERS, DIRECTORS, FOOD-MAKERS, CREW gathers Saturday August 3 @6pm.  New people are encouraged to try it out. All ages. It’ll be a wild ride, but so far no one has declared, “Well, THIS was a waste of my time.” So we’ve got that going for us.

AUDIENCE comes Sunday August 4 @6pm to watch the show!
Stick around for the post-show discussion after. Tell us how great we were. Just kidding. But really. Tell us how great we were.


The theme for the 9th IV Whirlwind was Choose Your Own Adventure. Read on for more info on that one, or join the facebook event page for updates:

WHIRLWIND PLAY FESTIVAL: Choose Your Own Adventure
February 1st and 2nd
Takilma Community Building 9367 Takilma Road

INTRODUCTIONS: Friday, February 1st at 6:00 PM
SHOW: Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM
$5-$100 pay what you can / no one turned away

Our theme: Choose Your Own Adventure

A WHIRLWIND PLAY FESTIVAL is a festival in which people (no experience necessary!) come together to create several short plays within 24 hours, culminating in a performance for the community.
Participants meet at 6:00 PM on Friday night for introductions. Then everyone goes home to sleep except the writers, who will stay up late, each writing a 10-minute piece. HOWEVER (and this may be a game changer for you) for this show, we have decided to release the writing prompts a week early for anyone who wishes to write, but does not wish to stay up all night.
ALSO: This is the last chance to write a piece to be included in the first anthology of the Whirlwind Play Festival, which will be published this summer!
SHOWTIME: Directors and performers rehearse the plays all day Saturday. Participants will be provided with simple meals. Please contact us if you would like to help out providing these meals! At 6:00PM Saturday, the plays will be performed in front of a live audience.

Email or call Lindsey Jones( or 816-769-7287) with:
1. your name
2. your phone number
3. your e-mail address
4. your role(s)
(writer/director/performer/kitchen queen/costume wizard/stagehands), and teammate if you are signing up as a writing or directing team.
*NOTE: We may have to limit the number of writers we can accept.