McCarthy, Garces, muMs Among Artists for New The 24 Hour Plays, Dec. 5 | Playbill

News McCarthy, Garces, muMs Among Artists for New The 24 Hour Plays, Dec. 5
Andrew McCarthy is among the directors signed up for The 24 Hour Plays latest day long creation for works penned by Michael John Garces, Mike Doughty, muMs and more.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the mainstage season opener will perform one night only Dec. 5 at the Peter Norton Space in midtown Manhattan.

Scheduled to take part in the event (subject to change) are writers Mike Doughty (singer-songwriter and former Soul Coughing frontman who has performed at past events), Michael John Garces (Frag), Elizabeth Meriweather (Nicky Goes Goth), muMs, (aka Craig Grant), Mac Rogers (Fleet Week: The Musical) and Elizabeth Sorrell (Voice. Directors will be Mark Armstrong, Eli Gonda, Andrew McCarthy, Brian Mertes, and Stephen Willeford with an ensemble that includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Nicolle Bradford, Micah Bucey, Joachin Perez Campbell, Brent Cox, Michael Esper, Alexie Gilmore, Patrick Heusinger, Kara Mosley, Kelley O'Donnell, Lucas Papaelias, Matt Stadelmann, Allison Twardziak, Lawrence Winslow and Nancy Wu.

The full one-day process of The 24-Hour Plays begins at 10 PM the night prior to performance. Typically, a group of 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 through the day. The technical rehearsals run from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:45 PM and curtain rises at 8 PM and voila: six shows, all in a day's work.

Those involved in this production join a long line of artists who have participated in more than 100 writers, 1000 actors and 300 new short plays that The 24 Hour Plays has produced since its inception in 1995.

Tickets to the event at The Peter Norton Space/ Signature Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), are on sale by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information on the company, visit

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