The day will soon arrive: 24 Hour Plays is coming to Los Angeles on Oct. 2.
Set to take place at the Hudson Theatres on Santa Monica Boulevard, the creative experiment finds collaborators putting their heads together to write, rehearse and perform new plays and musicals in a 24-hour time span. The one-night only fundraiser will serve as a benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund, a nonprofit that supports entertainment industry workers all year long and one that has ramped up activity amid Hollywood’s dual strikes.
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Actors confirmed to participate in the L.A. show include Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Olivia Holt (Kickin’ It), Drew Tarver (The Other Two), Daryl Sabara (Sky Kids), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Vico Ortiz (Our Flag Means Death), Francesca Reale (Stranger Things), Nicole Kang (Batwoman), Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Midori Francis (Grey’s Anatomy), Nico Greetham (American Horror Story), Lisa Gilroy (Glamorous), Josh Ruben (Scare Me), Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black), Coral Peña (The Post) and others.
Writers scheduled to participate include Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), Kristin Newman (That ’70s Show), Ariana Berkowitz (Carol’s Second Act), Laura Jacqmin (Grace and Frankie) and Ken Greller (Dickinson). Directors scheduled to participate include David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), Nick Lieberman (Theater Camp), Bridey Elliott (Clara’s Ghost), Nell Teare (Bolivar) and Lovell Holder (Loserville). Additional creative team members will be announced soon.
“The 24 Hour Plays are the perfect way to promote creativity and raise awareness during this difficult time,” said Chelsea Frei, a producer on the event who will also host the festivities. “I’ve joined their annual return to Los Angeles as a producer to work with this group of wildly talented artists to raise money for an important cause.”
Added Jacqmin, a participating writer and WGA strike captain: “The 24 Hour Plays show up for artists at the outset of their careers and never stop showing up. Almost as soon as the WGA went on strike, The 24 Hour Plays came through yet again to highlight our work and our struggle.”
Tickets are now available online starting at $50, with a limited number of discounted tickets available for WGA and SAG-AFTRA members.
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