The 24 Hour Plays: Bennington

A talented cast and crew of Bennington alumni and friends—six writers, six directors, and 24 actors— will create, produce, and perform six short plays in just 24 hours.

Proceeds from the benefit will support the Spencer Cox Scholarship and the Nicky Martin Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at Bennington College.

SPENCER COX, who died in 2012, was a pivotal member of ACT UP, the direct-action advocacy group with a mission to end AIDS. He played a defining role in the formation of the Treatment Action Group (TAG) to focus on accelerating AIDS treatment research and lent creative intellect and intense focus to help fight one of the most pressing social and public health crises of our time.

NICKY MARTIN, who died in the spring of 2014, was a Tony-nominated and Obie Award winning theater director and beloved former faculty member at Bennington College. Martin was an actor for most of his life, and only turned to directing when he was in his early 40s. He was at Bennington from late 1970s to the mid-1980s and inspired a younger generation of directors and actors whom he continued to work with throughout his career at the Huntington Theater Company and the Williamstown Theater Festival. He worked at The Public most recently as the director of Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.

All proceeds from this special gala fundraising event go directly to the Spencer Cox Scholarship and the Nicky Martin Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at Bennington College.

  • Bahar Baharloo
  • Aadya Bedi
  • Danielia Cotton
  • Julia Crowley
  • Dominik Eisenschmidt
  • Joel Marsh Garland
  • James Habacker
  • Deidrea Hamid
  • Colin Hinckley
  • Maya Macdonald
  • Eben Moore
  • Gregory Nanopoulus
  • Mercedes Olea
  • Julia Prudhomme
  • Jane Ray
  • Molly Tarlov
  • Nathan Thompson
  • John Wills Martin
  • Brandi Wilson
  • David Drake
  • Tara Elliott
  • Lorca Peress
  • Loren Segan
  • Julie Tucker
  • Elizabeth Williamson
  • Mohammed Ali
  • Jill Eisenstadt
  • Sarah Gancher
  • Lily Hougton
  • Jonathan Marc Sherman
  • Maia Villa