Daisy's Madhouse and the Idaho Foodbank are once again presenting their annual play festival at Boise Little Theater. Will Act 4 Food is a wild ride of seven one-act plays that take audiences across the spectrum, touching down on everything from tragedy to comedy, suspense and the absurd. And there's a twist: The playwrights, directors and actors putting on these plays have only 24 hours to create 10-minute performances. Writers are given their assignments at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and 12 hours later, rehearsals begin a curtain call at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $15 and available at willact4food.org.
Proceeds benefit The Idaho Foodbank.
After watching Will Act 4 Food race against the clock, you can sit back and enjoy a more classic take on theater when the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region 7 comes to the Boise State University campus Monday, Feb.17-Friday, Feb. 21. The festival will feature some of the best in college theater productions from around the Northwest, including the Boise State Theater Department performance of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters; a preview of a new play by Idaho's own Samuel D. Hunter; and a keynote speech by playwright, essayist and spoken-word performer Idris Goodwin (How We Got On, Blackademics). Regional awards for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Direction will be presented, with the winners invited to the KCACTF national festival in Washington, D.C., in April. For more information, visit kcactf.org.
If after seeing all of that theater art inspires you to hole up in a room and create, here's your chance--you just have to leave the door open to thousands of visitors. The Modern Hotel has put out a call to artists for the seventh annual Modern Art, set for First Thursday, May 1. Artists working in any medium--painting, sculpture, performance, video, sound, etc.--are invited to apply, and submission forms will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 3, online at themodernhotel.com/modern-art and at front desk of the Modern, 1314 W. Grove St.