The results are remarkably polished and hilarious, full of inside-theater humor and subversive casting. This year's performance will take place November 12 at GableStage.
"The atmosphere is electric," says Joseph Adler, artistic director at GableStage. "There's a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of excitement, and a lot of pressure. We've got people coming in to participate from all three counties. Any time you get that many people together under the pressure of getting something up in so short a time, there's a bonding that takes place that is really important."
So this month is a typical one for the Amadeos: a world-premiere play, a sleepless fundraiser, and a sleepless baby. "I thought the 24-Hour Theatre Project was difficult last year when I was pregnant with a broken wrist," Katie says. "But it's a piece of cake compared to doing it with a 10-month-old baby and a husband in rehearsals. I don't know what kind of maniacs we are to attempt this."