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On December 4, 2023, distinguished artists from across Philadelphia’s world-class theater and performance scene come together at the Louis Bluver Theatre for the second annual production of The 24 Hour Plays: Philadelphia. This one-night-only event featuring six new plays written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours is sponsored by the Dramatists Guild of America. 

The 24 Hour Plays: PHILADELPHIA

DECEMBER 4, 2023, 8 PM

The LOUIS BLUVER THEATER @ ThE DRAKE

Scheduled to Participate

ACTORS: Frank Jimenez, Jessy Gruver, Eli Lynn, James Kern, Jed Krivsky, Ciera Gardner, Taylor J Mitchell, Brooke Behmke, Kaitlyn Zion, Eleni Delopolous, Kalif Troy, Izzy Sazak, George McGriff, Deanna Gibson, Adam Brooks, Monique A Robinson, Lois Abdelmalek and Madeleine Garcia. DIRECTORS: Tanaquil Márquez, Zaina Yasmin Dana, C. Ryanne Domingues, Stephen A. Wright, Jesse Bernstein and Esther M. Cohen. PLAYWRIGHTS: L Feldman, Michael Hollinger, Natyna Bean, Paige Zubel, Iraisa Ann Reilly and Pravin Wilkins. MUSICAL GUEST: Alex Werthauer

ABOUT INTERACT THEATRE

InterAct is a theatre for today’s world, dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time, and to improving the regional climate for new plays. interacttheatre.org

ABOUT THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Since its inception in 1919, the Dramatists Guild of America has been the professional trade association for playwrights, librettists, lyricists, and composers writing for the American stage. With over 10,000 members around the world, The Guild is guided by a governing council of writers who each give their time, interest, and support to advance the rights of dramatists everywhere, including the right for dramatists to own and control their own copyrighted work. The Guild’s advocacy, programs, events, publications, and other services provide dramatists with the resources, the community, and the support they require to protect their property, their livelihoods, and their unique voices in the American theatre. dramatistsguild.com

ABOUT THE 24 hour plays®

Created in 1995, The 24 Hour Plays are a New York City-based organization bringing together artists to produce plays and musicals written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. Through our radically-present approach to theater, our work responds immediately to the world around us, builds strong, enduring creative communities and generates new artistic partnerships that extend throughout the arts and entertainment industry. Regular events include The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals, productions in Los Angeles, Dublin, London, Minneapolis, Little Rock, Savannah, Finland, Mexico City and more. Each summer, early-career actors, directors, playwrights, producers and composers come together for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, a free professional intensive that culminates in their own production of The 24 Hour Plays and introduces audience and collaborators to new voices who change the game in theater, TV and film. 

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Does it really all happen in 24 hours?

Yes! New plays are written, rehearsed, memorized (no scripts in hand!), and performed in just 24 hours.

Is the show 24 hours long?

No! Our full process is 24 hours long, but The 24 Hour Plays generally runs about two hours with a fifteen minute intermission.

When is the next production?

The 24 Hour Plays: Philadelphia will take place on December 4, 2023. 

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available now HERE!

My company or organization is interested in getting involved. Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Absolutely! We have opportunities for program advertisements, VIP ticket packages, in-kind contributions, and more. Email Managing Director Madelyn Paquette at madelyn@24hourplays.com for all of the details.

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