Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Mark Milestone Edition
Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrated its landmark tenth edition, available now on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. In the biggest round yet, 28 actors were paired with the industry's top writers, who created new pieces just for them in only 24 hours. From 6 PM on, the new monologues were published, one every 15 minutes.
Elizabeth Marvel performed "This Isn't Going to be the Usual Broadcast," written by Mallery Avidon.
Aya Cash performed "Bad Bones," written by Joshua Conkel.
Alexander Hodge brought to life John J. Caswell Jr.'s "A Space Growing Larger."
Dynamic duo Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden and Nina Quezada Bloomgarden teamed up for "dog adopt vid real-2 final FUR REAL REAL.mov," written by Alexis Scheer.
Deirdre Lovejoy urged us to "Call Your Aunt Bobbi Please" in a piece by Emily Breeze.
Zabryna Guevara starred in Andrew Rincón's "How We Mourn Now."
Merle Dandridge performed "Godoksa," written by Andrew Rosendorf.
Shaunette Renée Wilson brought to life "Seventy Days," a piece by J. Holtham.
Ronald Peet brought Dylan Guerra's piece, "Together," to life.
"Sweet Lou, Esq.," performed by Brett Gelman, was written by Alex Edelman.
Liza Jessie Peterson starred in "Noodles by Lamont," written by Garlia Cornelia Jones.
On Monday night at 6 PM, actors shared brief orientation-style videos to allow the writers to get to know them better. By 7 PM, writers and actors were paired, and writers got to work on crafting new monologues especially for their assigned actors. Actors received their monologues Tuesday morning at 10 AM, filmed their performances throughout the day, and at 6 PM their videos began to be released to the world, completing the 24-hour cycle.
The 24 Hour Plays are known for their work on Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world. Since 1995, their events have brought together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater. Past participants including Jennifer Aniston, Laverne Cox, Billy Crudup, David Cross, Rosario Dawson, Daveed Diggs, Peter Dinklage, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, Edie Falco, America Ferrera, Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Rock, Sam Rockwell, Liev Schreiber, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Silverman, Marisa Tomei, Naomi Watts and more!
More information for those who would like to support The 24 Hour Plays or attend a live performance in the future is available at https://24hourplays.com.
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