The 24 Hour Plays
New York, NY 11231
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS NATIONALS
The Nationals are a free, rigorous professional intensive for theatermakers ages 18-25. Now in its tenth year, our Nationals have served as a launchpad for so many incredible young artists at the turning point in their professional careers. Over the course of one week, six playwrights, six directors, six producers, twenty-four actors and one composer engage in intensive workshops, panel discussions and finally their own production of The 24 Hour Plays. Nationals present an opportunity, at no cost, for young artists to meet their peers and build relationships that will serve them throughout their careers.
Nationals is open to theatermakers everywhere ages 18-25 to participate virtually. We are seeking applications from actors, producers, directors, writers, and composers. Applicants may apply for multiple tracks (i.e. as an actor, a director, and producer) but may NOT be accepted in multiple tracks nor participate in the program more than once. Applicants who were not accepted in previous years are welcome to apply again as long as they are within the required age range.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 11th at 11:59pm EST. As a company we are actively encouraging artists of all races, ethnicities, creeds, classes, abilities, genders, identities, affiliations, and orientations to apply for this program. If you have any accessibility concerns, regarding either the application or the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make the necessary accommodations.
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Monday, March 22nd: Applications open
Sunday, April 11th: Applications Close
Wednesday, May 12th-Sunday, May 18th: Actor and Director Callbacks
Monday, May 24th-Friday, May 28th: Selected participants contacted
ABOUT THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® bring together creative communities to produce plays and musicals that are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. We make work that responds immediately to the world around us, builds communities, generates new artistic partnerships and has helped partner charities raise millions of dollars. In addition to The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals in New York City, regular events take place all around the world! On March 17, 2020, we posted our first Viral Monologues on Instagram. Twenty writers paired with 20 actors and within 24 hours we released 20 new plays. The 24 Hour Plays make work about the most difficult moments in our lives and we prepared to watch these artists respond to the global pandemic. Our unique approach makes us “artistic first responders” to the news and we are often the first theater event to address dramatic world events as they are unfolding.
July 19, 2021 - July 27, 2021