After the last day of finals, Palo Alto High School’s Thespian Club will host Play in a Day, an annual event where students and alumni collaborate to write, block and stage a play in 24 hours.

The play will be performed the next day on Friday, Dec. 22, in the Performing Arts Center.

Created as a fun way for students to showcase their creativity, the event divides participants into groups which are assigned props, costume pieces, sound effects and topics to include in their plays.

“It is an event where the focus is really on the process [and] the performers,” said Kathleen Woods, director of the Paly theater program. “It’s not on all the details that you usually have to pay attention to for a production.”

All interested Paly students are invited to participate, regardless of whether they have former theater experience, and should attend the Thespian Club meeting in PAC 131 on  Thursday, Dec. 7, for more information.

“I’m always really excited about Play in a Day because it’s an event almost no other school does,” said junior Annie Tsui, a past Play in a Day participant.