The day will soon dawn: 24 hour plays comes to Los Angeles on October 2.
The creative experiment, which takes place at the Hudson Theaters on Santa Monica Boulevard, involves employees putting their heads together to write, rehearse and perform new plays and musicals within a 24-hour period. The one-night-only fundraiser will serve as a benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports entertainment industry workers year-round and has ramped up activities amid the twin strikes in Hollywood.
Actors confirmed to be joining the LA show include Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday evening live), Shannon Purser (Stranger things), Olivia Holt (Kick it), Drew Tarver (The other TWO), Daryl Sabara (Heavens children), Jessica Rothe (Happy dying day), Vico Ortiz (Our flag means death), Francesca Reale (Stranger things), Nicole Kang (Batwoman), Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Midori Franciscus (Grey’s anatomy), Nico Greetham (American horror story), Lisa Gilroy (Glamorous), Josh Ruben (Scare me), Alice Kremelberg (Orange is the new black), Coral Peña (The mail) and others.
Writers who will participate include Steve Yockey (The stewardess), Kristin Newman (That 70’s show), Ariana Berkowitz (Carol’s second act), Laura Jacqmin (Grace and Frankie) and Ken Greller (Dickinson). Directors who will participate include David Wain (Wet hot American summer), Nick Lieberman (Theater camp), Bridey Elliott (Clara’s ghost), Nell Teare (Bolivar) and Lovell holder (Loserville). Additional creative team members will be announced soon.
“The 24 Hour Games are the perfect way to promote creativity and raise awareness during this difficult time,” said Chelsea Frei, a producer for the event who will also organize the festivities. “I joined as producer on their annual return to Los Angeles to work with this group of incredibly talented artists to raise money for an important cause.”
Jacqmin, a participating writer and WGA strike captain, added: “The 24 Hour Games show up for artists at the beginning of their careers and never stop showing up. Almost as soon as the WGA went on strike, The 24 Hour Games came again to draw attention to our work and our struggle.”
Tickets are available now online starting at $50, with a limited number of discounted tickets available to WGA and SAG-AFTRA members.