Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Dinklage and Holland Taylor to Perform 24 Hour Plays at the Public | Playbill

News Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Dinklage and Holland Taylor to Perform 24 Hour Plays at the Public
Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Dinklage and Holland Taylor are among the actors who will appear in a benefit presentation of The 24 Hour Plays, which will be presented Jan. 19 at the Public Theater.

Brooks Ashmanskas
Brooks Ashmanskas

The 8 PM benefit, performed by Bennington College alumni, was created to establish a scholarship at the school in tribute to Tony-nominated and Obie Award-winning director Nicholas Martin.

Also participating will be actors Tim Daly and Joel Marsh Garland, as well as writers Sofia Alvarez, Mitchell Lichtenstein and Jonathan Marc Sherman.

The event unites participants to write, cast, rehearse and present six one-act plays within a 24-hour period. The event kicks off The 24 Hour Plays' 20th Anniversary Season.

"The Public Theater is honored to welcome Bennington alumni and the 24 Hour Play festival to pay tribute to the incomparable Nicky Martin," said Public Theater associate artistic director Mandy Hackett in a statement. "Nicky graced our theater with his incandescence, his gifts for his storytelling, his integrity, and indomitable spirit. Establishing a scholarship in his name will be sure to inspire generations of future theater-makers as Nicky did for so many of his students throughout the years. During my time at Bennington Nicky was my teacher and inspired me with his love of craft, vitality, and spark."

For tickets, priced $150, visit

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