On Nov. 13, 2002 , playwright Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day for an entire year - nothing Shakespearean, just "whatever happened to fall out of the sky that day." The result is 365 Days/365 Plays - and the largest theatrical collaboration in U.S. theatre history, as this fall over 600 theatres will produce a week's worth of plays starting on Nov. 13, 2006 (of course).
The exercise, she reports, was "great fun. It was also like a puja, or an extended daily prayer, and kind of like walking a pilgrimage on my knees. It was wild and necessary and arduous and delicious." (To see samples of the plays, which are typically just a page or two, click here.)