The 24 Hour Plays has revealed details for its upcoming 2023 season, which will see the return of The 24 Hours on Broadway, The 24 Hour Musicals, and more.
First up will be The 24 Hour Musicals in New York, which follows last year's Los Angeles return. On hand to write, rehearse, and perform new musicals over a 24-hour period will be David Krumholtz, Amber Ruffin, Sarah Steele, Molly Bernard, and more to be announced. The event will play Theatre Row Off-Broadway June 26 at 8 PM.
The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will return for its 23rd annual event October 23 with an event at NYC's Town Hall. The only announced participant so far is 2023 Tony-winning Kimberly Akimbo writer David Lindsay-Abaire, but full casting and creative teams will be revealed in the coming days. Sponsors for the event include supporting sponsor Audible Theater and lead media sponsor Playbill.
But the season is about more than just NYC. 24 Hour Plays Partner Productions are also returning, with events planned for the International Thespian Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, June 23; Theatreworks in Memphis June 24 (presented in partnership with Lone Tree Live and The Dramatists Guild); Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton, New Hampshire, July 7; Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 31; The Drake in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 4 (in partnership with InterAct Theatre Company, Simpatico Theatre Company, Inis Nua Theatre, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists, and The Dramatists Guild), and Curious Theatre Company in Denver, Colorado, January 26, 2024. International dates are also planned, with events in Nicosia, Cyprus, September 3; Mexico City, Mexico, in December; and Dublin, Ireland, in January 2024.
Also continuing are online series The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, which recently released new episodes celebrating Broadway swings and understudies, and another focused on the WGA Writers Strike. More episodes are planned to drop this fall showcasing work from artists around the world. Check The 24 Hour Plays on Instagram and YouTube for those releases.
The group also provides training in The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, a free professional week-long intensive that features workshops, master classes, panel discussions, career development, and community building, along with a performance. This year's culminating performance will be given July 24 at Theatre Row. The 2023 intensive is being presented in partnership with Pace University.
Along with the new season offerings, The 24 Hour Plays announced some management changes. Madelyn Paquette has been made managing director after serving three years as general manager. New to the organization as associate producers are Jake Beckhard, Serena Berman, and Ryan Duncan-Ayala.
"The 24 Hour Plays never stop," says Artistic Director Mark Armstrong, "and this year we’re bringing even more communities together. From Broadway to California, from Dublin to Denver, artists everywhere are finding their team and getting to work. During this enormously challenging time for the creation of new work, The 24 Hour Plays are still here, bringing the community together and creating singular evenings of theatre where anything can (and does) happen."
For tickets and more information, visit 24HourPlays.org.