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Think you can write and produce a play in 24 hours?

OAT is partnering with area high schools to bring you an evening of new works written, directed, and performed by students in just 24 hours. Students in grades 9-12 can participate.

Who: Students in grades 9-12

Where: Ozark Actors Theatre 701 N. Cedar St., Rolla, MO 65401

When: February 18 and 19 (public performance Saturday at 7:30)


Friday at Ozark Actors Theatre

6:00-7:00 PM- Choose groups and brainstorm Story Ideas and Characters


Saturday at OAT & Rolla HS

9:00-10:00 AM 1st Read throughs, edits, etc.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Blocking & Memorization

12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break on campus bring your own lunch or money to order pizza

12:30-3:30 PM Memorization, rehearsals & tech

3:30-5:00 PM: Dinner Break...leave

5:00-7:00 PM: Final Dress rehearsals

7:30 PM: Performances

Strike after performances


Writing Guidelines

1 Set: No location/scene changes...time lapses are acceptable if needed

10-15 pages in length

Write for stage not film

Avoid prop/costume heavy shows…let your writing tell the story

Keep language and content appropriate

Avoid lengthy monologues (5-6 sentences at most and don’t overload 1 character w/ multiple monologues)


If you want me to print the script, I will need you to share your document with me by 9:00 AM Saturday morning! 




Maggie is a sophomore from Steelville, MO. Her past roles include Mayzie LaBird in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, Kat in PITCH IN, and upcoming: the Knave of Hearts in this summer's production of DOROTHY IN WONDERLAND. She enjoys giving costumed tours of a local 1890s Schoolhouse in her free time.



Scout has been featured in several local school and OAT productions such as CHARLOTTE's WEB, BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, and Broadway Beginning´s production of PITCH IN. She can be seen this summer at the Rolla Bandshell as White Rabbit in DOROTHY IN WONDERLAND produced by OAT.

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Kennedy is thrilled to be a part of OAT JR. Kennedy has done a number of community theatre shows with Fine Linen Theatre and OAT, his favorite roles include: Crutchie (NEWSIES), Micheal(ELF) and Fred (CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN). He also competes in dance competitions with Stonecrest Dance Center. Kennedy is grateful for his friends and family.



Audrey is delighted to be joining OAT’s traveling performance troupe! She has previously been seen in OAT’s productions of FOOTLOOSE, DAMN YANKEES, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (Tootie), and many more! Audrey is grateful to her whole support team for all of their love and encouragement.



Jersy began her journey in musical theatre on the OAT stage in 2019 as Jane Banks in MARY POPPINS. Other credits include Imogene Herdman in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, Savannah in Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY at Capital City Productions in Jefferson City, and performing on stage for Taylor Louderman’s Power of Theatre.

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Isaac is from Rolla, Missouri and is 13 years old. He enjoys wrestling, taekwando, playing baseball, acting, and singing. Isaac taught himself to play piano and enjoys being the big brother to 3 younger siblings. He has a gregarious personality and makes people laugh. He is a joy to be around!



Chris's first theatre experience was with his church and since then, he has grown to really love theatre over the years. Chris has been in OAT shows such as THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER and SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Horton).



Zach is sixteen and attends Rolla High School. He has been in several OAT shows including THE WIZARD OF OZ, PETER PAN, and ELF, as well as high school shows such as THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Zach also loves designing and constructing costumes for theatre.



Quincey Steelman is excited to be performing with OAT Jr. She made her OAT debut in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER. Quincey lives in Salem, Missouri, with her family and is a very active 12 year old who loves volleyball, basketball, singing, and being on stage.

2021 Performances

June 4th: Summerfest

June 16th: Rolla Chamber Luncheon

June 21st: Make Music Day 

June 25 - 27th: DOROTHY IN WONDERLAND at the Bandshell

July 8th: PATSY CLINE opening at OAT

July 9th: OAT Summer Theatre Academy Rolla

July 14th: Crawford County Fair

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