The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals present an opportunity for young artists to meet their peers and begin building the relationships that will serve them throughout their careers.
Applications for Nationals 2020 playwrights, directors, actors, producers and composers are due by March 29th (11:59 PM.)
We seek the very best of the next generation of actors, writers, composers, directors and producers, and arm them with what they need to find their way in this business.
Over the course of the four-day intensive, Nationals participants engage in new play development workshops, panel discussions and artistic labs that culminate in The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, presented in an off-Broadway theater.
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are made completely free to participants by The 24 Hour Plays and supporting sponsors.
Previous Nationals have featured panel discussions with Annie Baker, Jocelyn Bioh, Renee Blinkwolt, Michael Chernus, Claire Danes, Kristoffer Diaz, Maria Dizzia, Timothy Douglas, Rachel Dratch, Joel Marsh Garland, Lucas Hnath, Julia Jordan, Thomas Kail, Karen Kohlhaas, Warren Leight, Aasif Mandvi, Lou Moreno, Bruce Norris, Denis O’Hare, A. Rey Pamatmat, Austin Pendleton, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Max Posner, Adam Rapp, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Christopher Shinn, Leigh Silverman, Lucy Thurber, Liesl Tommy and many other stage and screen professionals.
Alumni of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are everywhere in the entertainment industry, on and off Broadway, in television and film, in the leadership of theaters here and abroad. Past participants include playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Dave Harris, Lily Padilla, Olivia Dufault, Laura Jacqmin, Mike Lew, Korde Tuttle, Celine Song; actors Pico Alexander, Satya Babha, Bobby Moreno, Coral Peña, Zoe Perry, Will Rogers, Brandon Scott, Chris Smith and Chelsea Spack; producers Shariffa Ali, Kelcie Beene, Rachel Helson, and Carly Hugo; and directors Taylor Reynolds, Colette Robert, Laura Savia and James Dacre.
The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are presented in collaboration with the School of Drama at The New School.