THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Find Their 2018 Company
Today, The 24 Hour Plays, in partnership with The New School for Drama, announced the company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2018 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. Along with 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; and producers Natalie Hustek, Alexandra Cadena, Catherine Giddings, Jordyn Boscia and Coleman Ray Clark and composer Angela Sclafani.
This exceptional group of artists will join together to write, direct and perform five original plays and one musical within 24 hours. The one-night-only performance will take place at The Acorn at Theatre Row in New York City, on Monday, August 13th.
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals is a rigorous professional experience for artists 25 and under. Over the course of a weekend, the company will engage in intensive workshops, panel discussions, and finally, their own production of The 24 Hour Plays in an off-Broadway theater. The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals present an opportunity for young artists to meet their peers and build relationships that will serve them throughout their careers. The 24 Hour Plays seeks the very best of the next generation of theatermakers and arms them with what they need in order to find their way in this business-one another.
"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."
Previous Nationals have featured discussions with Claire Danes, Rachel Dratch, Aasif Mandvi, Warren Leight, Thomas Kail, Leigh Silverman, Denis O'Hare, Annie Baker, Karen Kohlhaas, Lucy Thurber, Kristoffer Diaz, Liesl Tommy, Lucas Hnath, Maria Dizzia, Timothy Douglas, Bruce Norris, Austin Pendleton, Lou Moreno and many other stage and screen professionals.
For additional information, tickets and to learn more about the 2018 Nationals company, interested parties can visit: http://24hourplays.com/nationals/
ABOUT THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
The 24 Hour Plays brings together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater around the world. In addition to The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals, regular events take place in London, Los Angeles, Dublin, Germany, Minneapolis, Athens, Helsinki, Mexico City and Florence. Through collaborations with organizations including The Old Vic Theatre, Dublin Youth Theatre, Urban Arts Partnership, Roundabout Theatre Company, Cornerstone Theater Company, The Orchard Project, Bennington College, Hennepin Theatre Trust, The University of Minnesota-Duluth, PlayGround and The Del Sole Foundation, The 24 Hour Plays have raised millions of dollars for charities. Each summer, The 24 Hour Plays partner with the New School for Drama to bring together the best actors, directors, playwrights and producers 25 and under for an intensive professional experience. Licensed affiliates have produced their own versions of The 24 Hour Plays in regional and professional theaters, colleges, and universities just about everywhere you can find a curtain and a stage.