The Mad Dash: A Theatrical Endeavor in 24 Hours

The Mad Dash is a wild and wacky celebration of new work that brings together the Boston theatre community to write, rehearse, and mount an evening of eight new plays in 24 hours. This yearly tradition is one of Fresh Ink's favorite events, and is a major way we fund the new work we do all season long. 

Get ready for the 5th annual Mad Dash! We are thrilled to be presenting this year's event at the Lyric Stage for the first time.  Join us at 8pm on July 8th to see our efforts culminate in eight original new works, all written, rehearsed, and staged in a single day! 

 

Submit a Sentence!

Get in on the fun and enter our Submit-a-Sentence contest for a chance to see your idea onstage! Here are the details:

  • Write an awesome line of dialogue (fifteen words or less)

  • Submit your line to us in one of two ways: either post your sentence to the Mad Dash 2017 event page on Facebook, OR tweet your sentence to @FreshInkTheatre.

  • Be sure to include #MadDash2017 in your post or tweet so we know it's an official entry — your submission won’t be eligible without it!

  • Submit your line by midnight on Thursday, July 6th.

We’ll be selecting one line that will be included in all eight pieces on Saturday night — come to the show to find out if you’re the winner! And just to make things extra awesome, everyone who submits a line for the contest will be entered to win an awesome prize the night of the performance. 

#MadDash2017

One of the most exciting parts of Mad Dash is the behind-the-scenes look at how the event comes together via social media. We'll be posting even more updates, silly selfies, and backstage  during this year's event using #MadDash2017 -- follow along to keep up with the fun, and check out Mad Dash 2013 and Mad Dash 2014 on Storify to get a peek at the process from past years.

 
Photo by Mad Dash 2014 playwright, Obehi Janice

Photo by Mad Dash 2014 playwright, Obehi Janice