The 24 Hour Plays Hits Los Angeles in Support of the Entertainment Community Fund October 2 | Playbill

Los Angeles News The 24 Hour Plays Hits Los Angeles in Support of the Entertainment Community Fund October 2

The evening supports entertainment industry workers still struggling in the wake of the strikes.

The 24 Hour Plays is giving a special Los Angeles show October 2 to benefit the Entertainment Community Fund. The one-night-only fundraiser will support entertainment industry workers, many of whom have struggled during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

Since 1995, The 24 Hour Plays have been bringing together groups of artists who are tasked with writing, rehearsing, and performing a new play or musical in 24 hours.

READ: Writers Guild, Producers Reach Tentative Agreement, Signaling End of Strike

Artists scheduled to participate in the Los Angeles show include Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), 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 (Gray’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), Chelsea Frei (The Moodys), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Diedrich Bader (Office Space), Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Mamoudou Athie (Elemental), Rachel Matthews (Happy Death Day), Jolene Purdy (10 Things I Hate About You), and Nichole Sakura (Superstore), Malcolm Barrett (Timeless); writers Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), Kristin Newman (That 70’s Show) with Ariana Berkowitz (Carol’s Second Act), Laura Jacqmin (Grace and Frankie), Ken Greller (Dickinson), and more; directors David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), Nick Lieberman (Theater Camp), Bridey Elliott (Clara’s Ghost), Nell Teare (Bolivar), Lovell Holder (Loserville), Rob Greenberg (Animal Control), and more.

"The 24 Hour Plays show up for artists at the outset of their careers and never stop showing up,” said Laura Jacqmin, a participating writer and WGA strike captain, in an earlier statement. “Almost as soon as the WGA went on strike, The 24 Hour Plays came through yet again to highlight our work and our struggle." 

Frei is producing along with The 24 Hour Plays Organization. The fundraiser will be held at The Hudson Theatres in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at, with a limited number of discounted tickets available for WGA and SAG-AFTRA members.

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