"Liev is Iago, Lili's double-crossed?" Liev Schrieber was the betrayer in last season's Betrayal (not to be confused with Max Bialystock's "Betrayed"), but this season, he'll play Iago in the Public Theatre's Othello. Taylor recently starred in Angus MacLachlan's Dead Eye Boy Off-Broadway. The two played opposite each other as strangers in a bar in Christopher Shinn's Sandcastle, one of the plays presented at the Sept. 24 24 Hours Plays benefit.
The full day process of The 24 Hour Plays begins at 10 PM the night prior to performance. Typically, a group of fifty theatre artists (playwrights, directors, actors and designers) meet and are briefed and photographed. The writers are then left to their own wits to produce a ten-minute play. The following morning at 7 AM, the directors give the scripts a once-over, divvy them up and cast them. Actors make their entrance at 8 AM and rehearse from 9 AM on. The technical rehearsals run from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:45 and curtain rises at 8 PM and voila: six shows, all in a day's work. Proceeds go to Working Playground, a not-for-profit cultural organization that provides arts education programs.