2004 – The 24 Hour Plays

Directed by:NA
Written by: NA
Produced by: Details Magazine and Bloomingdale’s
Production year: 2004
Original release: Sep 13, 2004
Opening Night: Sep 13, 2004
Other cast: Billy Crudup, Brooke Shields, Mos Def

The full one-day process of The 24-Hour Plays begins at 10 PM the night prior to performance. Typically, a group of theatre artists (playwrights, directors, actors and designers) meet and are briefed and photographed. The writers are then left to their own wits to produce a ten-minute play. The following morning at 7 AM, the directors give the scripts a once-over, divvy them up and cast them. Actors make their entrance at 8 AM and rehearse through the day. The technical rehearsals run from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:45 PM and curtain rises at 8 PM and voila: six shows, all in a day’s work.

Those involved in this production join a long line of artists who have participated in over 300 new short plays that The 24 Hour Plays has produced since its inception in 1995.