Two day play festival challenges Nanaimo artists

Writers, dancers and actors have 48-hours to create an original work of theatre

Schmooze Productions, a theatre company, hosts its inaugural Speeding Bullet Play Festival, where groups are challenged to create an original theatre piece in just 48 hours.

Participants receive an inspiration package, which could involve anything from lines of poetry,  choreography, a special prop, an image, a sound, a stage direction, or more. Groups then have 48 hours to create, write, rehearse and perform their creations.

Anyone can participate. Groups can have up to five people. Cost to enter is $50 per team. The works will be performed at the end of the weekend for the public. Winners receive their names on a trophy.

The festival runs Feb. 3-5 at Nanaimo Centre Stage. To register, or for more information, please visit