NEW YORK CITY: The 24 Hour Plays, in partnership with the New School, has announced the 2020 cohort for the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. The week-long professional experience for artists 25 and under will feature virtual workshops, panels, and a 24-hour production to be released on Aug. 11.
“The 24 Hour Plays bring together creative communities around the world for a transformative experience,” said artistic director Mark Armstrong in a statement. “But coming together this year needs to happen in a different way. The nationals have been a meaningful experience for young artists who’ve launched important careers and, by gathering virtually this year, we’ll be able to meet them where they’re at—literally—and expand the experience to include additional time and more performance opportunities. This experience is my favorite thing we do all year, because there’s nothing like hearing a new voice for the first time.”
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020 company will include actors Sammy Bluth, Kevin Brown Jr., Malik Childs, Nicole Delsack, Ekemini Ekpo, Sarina Freda, Angela LaRose, Bailey Lee, Nicholas Leung, Amber Li, Sami Ma, Ariana Mahallati, Julian Mazzola, Abby Melick, Alex Michell, Melody Munitz, Lisa Naso, Benny Salerno, Zoë Sher, Maya Shoham, Jessica Natalie Smith, Portland Thomas, Keith Weiss and Ema Zivkovic; directors Britt Berke, James Bruenger, Miranda Cornell, Elizabeth Couser, Ryan Dobrin, and Margaret Lee; playwrights Mildred Bodden, Kiana English, Claire Herzog, Marissa Joyce Stamps, Isabella Waldron, and Anna Zabel; and producers Narissa Agustin, Ryan Duncan-Ayala, Olivia Facini, Kelsi Parsons, Chloe Brevik Rich, and Dylan Tashjian, and composer Austin Pogrob.