The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues
New monologues written, rehearsed and recorded in 24 hours by stars of stage and screen!
The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues were created during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020. We gathered artists virtually to create work in 24 hours, keeping theater alive during the lockdown and keeping our community of artists connected through safe, socially-distanced, totally new collaborations.
As we’ve returned to in-person programming, The Viral Monologues continues to be our most accessible programming for artists and audiences alike.
The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues CELEBRATES SWINGS AND UNDERSTUDIES!
MARCH 27, 2023
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Past participants include André De Shields, Ashley Park, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Dae Kim, Daniel K. Isaac, Daveed Diggs, David Hyde Pierce, David Lindsay-Abaire, Hugh Dancy, J. Smith-Cameron, Javier Munoz, Jesse Eisenberg, L Morgan Lee, Lynn Nottage, Marcia Gay Harden, Merle Dandridge, Michael Shannon, Midori Francis, Nikkole Salter, Pedro Pascal, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Santino Fontana, Stephen Adly Guirgis, William Jackson Harper and many more.
How do I watch The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues?
On the day of the show, one video is released every 15 minutes on Instagram and Youtube starting at 6 PM ET. Each round stays up on our feed, and you can check out our full archive here!
Are these really created in 24 hours?
Can I submit for the Viral Monologues?
Participation is by invitation, and there is currently no audition or submission process for The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues.
My company or organization wants to produce their own version of The Viral Monologues. Are there partnership opportunities?
Absolutely! We partner with organizations all the time and would love to talk about helping you produce your own round of the Viral Monologues. Check out our partnership page here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Watch past rounds
SEASON 4, EPISODE 1
March 27, 2023
SEASON 3, EPISODE 6
September 13, 2022
SEASON 3, EPISODE 5
August 2, 2022
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Produce your own
The artistic director of The 24 Hour Plays is Mark Armstrong.
The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues are produced by Jake Beckhard and Serena Berman.
Special thanks to Howard Sherman, whose suggestion on March 13, 2020, inspired what became The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues.
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in Viral Monologues Rounds 11-23.