"One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of deadlines." So said prolific writer Émile Zola. Albuquerque's Blackout Theatre Company challenges local theater artists to a 24-hour deadline -- they have just one day to write and stage a new one-act play. The various results, 24/7, will be performed for the public on August 12.
Blackout company member Heather Yeo says the short deadline encourages the participants to "take artistic risks, big choices, that they might talk themselves out of if they had weeks to prepare."