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The 24 Hour Plays: Writers & Books

September 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

About the Show

Join us for the unexpected: five 10-minute plays conceived of, written, directed, rehearsed, and performed within 24 hours.

Five writers, five directors, and five actors gather at Writers & Books on Friday evening at 7 pm, with the actors presenting themselves in costume, contributing random props, and exhibiting their special talents (think accents, songs, cartwheels).

Responding to these provocations, five playwrights write through the night, penning original scripts. The directors return at 7 am to wrangle over and claim the scripts they want to direct. Actors re-enter at 8 am to discover what play they’ve been written into. A unique evening of plays—some comedic, others poignant— is born. Join Writers & Books for two performances at 7pm and 9pm!

Event Impresarios: Alexa Scott-Flaherty and Chris Fanning.

Plays logo circleAbout The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays have brought extraordinary artists together to create new work written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day around the world since 1995. Each show is entirely different than the last, although the concept is always the same: actors, writers, directors and producers come together to make new short plays in only 24 hours. We hope you’ll join our partners for another unforgettable night of theatre!


September 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT


Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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