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Dramatic Comedy

In 1995, a group of writers, directors and actors gathered on Manhattan's Lower East Side for what was supposed to be a one-time-only event: write, direct, produce and perform new plays within the span of 24 hours. More than a decade and just over 300 plays later, The 24 Hour Plays have been produced on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and across the globe. Features the work of today's most celebrated theatrical voices, including Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, Adam Rapp, Tina Howe, Will Eno, David Ives, Theresa Rebeck, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, and many more!
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Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeckis a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly ... view full profile

Tina Howe

Tina Howe

Tina Howe’s most produced plays include “Birth and After Birth”, “Museum”, “The Art of Dining”, “Painting Churches”, “Coastal Disturbances”, “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Pride’s Crossing”. These and other works premiered at the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, The Old Globe Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Atlantic Theater Company, Primary ... view full profile

Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

John Clancy

John Clancy is an OBIE award winning director and Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions, Inc. He is the founding Artistic Director of Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival. He is an award-winning playwright and his productions have toured the world. He has been honored with five Scotsman Fringe Firsts at The Edinburgh Festival ... view full profile

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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some Men premiered in the 2007 season at Second Stage Theatre. Mr. McNally also ... view full profile

Adam Rapp

Adam Rapp

Adam Rapp is a novelist, filmmaker, playwright and director. In 2006, he was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his play Red Light Winter. His other plays include Bingo with the Indians, Kindness, American Sligo, Nocturne, Blackbird, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Essential Self Defense, Trueblinka, and Faster. As a director, his production of Blackbird received two Drama ... view full profile

Warren Leight

Warren Leight

Warren Leight's Side Man won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include No Foreigners Beyond This Point (Baltimore Center Stage premiere); James and Annie (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati premiere); Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine (ATCA Nomination); Mayor, the Musical (Drama Desk Nomination); Fame Takes a Holiday (co-written); Stray Cats; and The Loop. Recent publications: Dark No Sugar, ... view full profile

David Ives

David Ives

David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-acts, collected as All in the Timing (Vintage Books) and Time Flies (Grove Press). His full-length work to date has been collected in Polish Joke and Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of two young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek and Scrib. He lives in New York City with his wife, Martha. view full profile

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. Prior to that, he received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC's Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His newest show, Shrek ... view full profile

Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood is an East London born playwright. She won the PMA award in 2006. She is a writer on the Channel 4 programme Skins and is currently resident writer at Clean Break theatre company. Her first full professional production, Tinderbox, was directed by Josie Rourke and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2008. Her adaption of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, entitled Hedda, was directed ... view full profile

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives in New York. His plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a ... view full profile

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Elizabeth Meriwether

Elizabeth Meriwether

Elizabeth Meriwether's play The Mistakes Madeline Made was originally produced by Naked Angels Theater, and was subsequently produced at Yale Rep and published by Dramatists Play Service. Her other plays include Heddatron, an adaptation of Hedda Gabler featuring live robots which was produced by Les Freres Corbusier, and is published by Playscripts, Inc.; Nicky Goes Goth, which was first produced ... view full profile

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John Belluso

John Belluso

John Belluso's plays include: The Poor Itch (produced by The Public Theatre), A Nervous Smile (produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays), The Body of Bourne (produced by the Mark Taper Forum), Henry Flamethrowa (produced by Trinity Repertory Company, Victory Gardens Theatre and Studio Dante), The Rules of Charity (produced by the Magic Theatre), Body Songs, ... view full profile

Lucy Thurber

Lucy Thurber is the author of seven plays: Where We're Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of The World and Monstrosity. The Atlantic Theater Company opened its 2007/08 season with Scarcity. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has produced three of her plays, Where We're Born, Killers and Other Family, and Stay. Bottom of The World was commissioned and workshopped by ... view full profile

Will Eno

Will Eno

Will Eno recently made his Broadway debut with his critically acclaimed new play, The Realistic Joneses.  Eno received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award. His plays The Open House and Title and Deed premiered at the Pershing Square Signature Center in 2014 and 2012 respectively. The Realistic Joneses also premiered in the spring of 2012, at the Yale Repertory Theater. ... view full profile

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Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty is a singer/songwriter. He lives in Brooklyn. view full profile

Robin Goldwasser

Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser is the "Goldwasser" half of the song-writing team Greenberg & Goldwasser, who composed the cult hit rock opera People Are Wrong! Ms. Goldwasser has written, directed and performed in many 24 Hour Plays over the years, including the first experiment in an evening of all-musical 24 Hour Plays. She is the founding member of The Deeply Felt Puppet Theater. For many years, ... view full profile

Laura Jacqmin

Laura Jacqmin

Laura Jacqmin was the recipient of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize for an emerging female playwright. Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (originally produced by At Play/Chicago Dramatists in 2010 and subsequently remounted at 16th Street Theater and Theater on the Lake in 2011) and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company's First ... view full profile

Dan Kois

Dan Kois was the founding editor of New York magazine's arts and culture blog, Vulture. He has written for New York, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and other newspapers and magazines. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and children. He is right-handed.His first book, part of the 33 1/3 series, is about Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and will be published in ... view full profile

Richard Lagravenese

Richard Lagravenese

One of the most prolific writers in Hollywood, Richard LaGravenese began his screenwriting career with his original script The Fisher King, directed by Terry Gilliam. The film went on to earn five Academy Award® nominations, including Best Screenplay. LaGravenese’s other notable writing credits include, The Bridges of Madison County (directed by Clint Eastwood), The Mirror Has Two Faces (directed ... view full profile

Raven Metzner

Raven Metzner is a feature screenwriter, television writer, producer and show-runner with over 12 years of experience. Mr. Metzner has co-written over 10 feature screenplays including Elektra and Deathok for Marvel Comics Pictures, an adaptation of Don Winslow's Cool Breeze On The Underground for Dreamworks, Nosebleed for New Line pictures, a comedy titled The Magnificent Six for Universal ... view full profile

Mac Rogers

Mac Rogers is a playwright and performer who lives in Brooklyn with his fiance Sandy. Playscripts, Inc. previously published his play The Second String. His play Universal Robots was anthologized in the New York Theatre Experience's "Plays and Playwrights 2008" anthology, and Hail Satan won a FringeNYC 2007 Outstanding Playwriting Award. Along with Sean and Jordana Williams, Mac wrote Fleet Week: ... view full profile

Ian Williams

Ian Williams pretended to speak for his generation in non-fiction and journalism for a few years before helping start a few dot-coms, writing Off Broadway plays, and generally dorking out in several bizarre areas. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and even produced some of the movie trailers you missed while in line for popcorn. His blog (xtcian.com) was featured ... view full profile

Stephen Winter

Stephen Winter wrote and directed the film Chocolate Babies. He also produced the film Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette. view full profile

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