If you’re ready for a show that feels like a bold, sexual, potty-mouthed punch in the face, Tender Napalm is a focus on raunchy, violent and vivid escapism that is sure to satisfy.
This show is as close as theatre comes to being a blood sport. Six new one-act plays are presented in Cornerstone College’s Atelier Theatre in Mount Barker. On Friday night, six playwrights, six directors, and a selected bunch of brave actors meet at the theatre. By a series of lucky draws, playwrights are paired with directors, actors are assigned to one of the six writer/director teams, and random topics allocated. The writers have until 6:00am Saturday morning (nine hours) to write their play and email it in. Directors get their scripts at 6:00am, and are back at the theatre an hour later to work with their allotted actors on the play until 8:00pm, when the curtain goes up and we see six new Australian one-act plays.
For those who missed 24.one last year, the unusual concept of this mini theatre festival is (in short) that, after randomly being assigned their topics and rules at the launch party of the festival, five teams of playwrights, directors, actors and technicians must band together to create a one-act play each, only 24 hours later.