Red Eye Festival comes to WTA’s Gateway

The Wayne Theatre Alliance and the Hamner Theatre will join forces to present the East Coast segment of Hollins University’s The Red Eye Theatre Festival on Saturday, November 3 at WTA’s Gateway in downtown Waynesboro..

The Red Eye Theatre Festival will feature seven scripts selected by a jury of playwrights.  Seven directors and 25 actors will gather in each of  four locations across the United States. At 8 am, the directors will draw their script, select their actors and go into rehearsal.  At 8 pm the seven casts will mount the stage in each of the four locations and present their family-friendly scripts for the audience.  The performances will be video-taped for later use.

The unusual theatrical event will be organized by Wendy-Marie Foerster from her location in California.  The East Coast coordinators are Boomie Pedersen, Artistic Director of the Hamner Theater and Clair Myers of the Wayne Theatre Alliance. Bryon Harris, Hollins MFA candidate in playwriting will be the production advisor and stage manager. Members of the Waynesboro Players will also be part of the Festival.  Other actors and directors will be recruited from Central Virginia.