The 24 Hour Plays, in partnership with The New School for Drama, will present The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals August 13 at The Acorn at Theatre Row.
The company, under the leadership of Artistic Producer Patti Anne Miller and Managing Producer Hope Chavez, will include actors Alexandra Slater, Amandine Thomas, Andrea Ferro, Auberth Bercy, Benjamin Salus, Brandon Fox, Calum Bedborough, Connor Bryant, Isabella Dawis, Jackie Abbot, Karoline Xu, Kelsey Pressnall, Kristen Krak, Marielle Young, Maya Naomi Carter, McLean Peterson, Missy Hamblet, Olivia (Olive) McGowen, Simon Schaitkin, Wesley Zurick, William Mandell Valles, Jordan Bellow, Edison Ventura Mata, and Julius Powell; directors Aaron Simon Gross, Jasmine B. Gunter, Victoria Gruenberg, Ali Jamali, Emily Messana, and Conor Bagley; playwrights Eliana Pipes, Fiona Gorry-Hines, Hannah Manikowski, Maxine Dillon, Megan Pope, and Stefani Kuo; producers Natalie Hustek, Alexandra Cadena, Catherine Giddings, Jordyn Boscia, and Coleman Ray Clark; and composer Angela Sclafani.
This group of artists will join together to write, direct, and perform five original plays and one musical within 24 hours.
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals is a professional experience for artists 25 and under. Over the course of a weekend, the company will engage in workshops, panel discussions, and their own production of The 24 Hour Plays in an Off-Broadway theatre.
“The 24 Hour Plays are the best way to bring any community of artists together for a transformative experience,” said Mark Armstrong, executive director for The 24 Hour Plays, “but they provide an especially meaningful experience for the young artists who’ve used this experience to launch important careers. Alumni of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are everywhere in the arts and entertainment industry. We’re looking forward to welcoming this incredible group of the artists of the future this summer and putting their work on an Off-Broadway stage.”
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For additional information, tickets, and to learn more about the company, visit 24HourPlays.com.