The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020

Building up the next generation of theatermakers to create new work and build career-long artistic relationships.

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, in partnership with the New School for Drama, is a rigorous professional experience for artists 25 and under. Over the course of a week, the company will engage in intensive workshops, panel discussions with industry game-changers, and finally, their own production of The 24 Hour Plays.

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Written by Anna Zabel
Directed by Britt Berke
Produced by Kelsi Parsons

Alex Michell
Ekemini Ekpo
Benny Salerno
Maya Shoham


Written by Mildred Bodden
Directed by Margaret Lee
Produced by Olivia Facini

Amber Li
Nicholas Leung
Kevin Brown, JR.
Nicole Delsack

The Water Rumbles in Limbo Time

Written by Marissa Joyce Stamps
Directed by Miranda Cornell
Produced by Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Portland Thomas
Bailey Lee
Sarina Freda
Ema Zivkovic

Somewhere In the Ether(net)

Written by Claire Herzog
Directed by Elizabeth Couser
Produced by Chloe Brevik-Rich

Julian Mazzola
Abby Melick
Ariana Mahallati
Keith Weiss

Dinner with the Parkers

Written by Kiana English
Directed by Ryan Dobrin
Produced by Narissa Agustin

Malik Childs
Zoë Sher
Jessica Natalie Smith
Angela LaRose

The Space In Between

Music and Lyrics by Austin Pogrob
Book (and a few lyrics) by Isabella Waldron
Directed by James Bruenger
Produced by Dylan Tashjian

Sami Ma
Melody Munitz
Sammy Bluth
Lisa Naso

Panel Discussions

Previous Nationals have featured panel discussions with Annie Baker, Jocelyn Bioh, Renee Blinkwolt, Michael Chernus, Claire Danes, Kristoffer Diaz, Maria Dizzia, Timothy Douglas, Rachel Dratch, Joel Marsh Garland, Lucas Hnath, Julia Jordan, Thomas Kail, Karen Kohlhaas, Warren Leight, Aasif Mandvi, Lou Moreno, Bruce Norris, Denis O’Hare, A. Rey Pamatmat, Austin Pendleton, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Max Posner, Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Christopher Shinn, Leigh Silverman, Lucy Thurber, Liesl Tommy and many other stage and screen professionals.


Alum of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are everywhere in the entertainment industry, on and off Broadway, in television and film, in the leadership of theaters here and abroad. Past participants include playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Dave Harris, Liliana Padilla, Olivia Dufault, Laura Jacqmin, Mike Lew, Korde Tuttle, Celine Song; actors Pico Alexander, Satya Babha, Bobby Moreno, Coral Peña, Zoe Perry, Will Rogers, Brandon Scott, Chris Smith and Chelsea Spack; producers Shariffa Ali, Kelcie Beene, Rachel Helson, and Carly Hugo; and directors Taylor Reynolds, Colette Robert, Laura Savia and James Dacre.

Young artist development made possible with your support.