Mark Armstrong is the Artistic Director of The 24 Hour Plays, previously serving as Executive Director since 2015. Highlights from his tenure include Broadway and Los Angeles debuts of The 24 Hour Musicals, new productions of The 24 Hour Plays and Musicals in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dublin, Finland, Germany, Mexico and Denmark and the growth of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

As a director, select credits include Christopher Shinn’s Falling Away and Dan O’Brien’s From Kandahar to Canada (EST), Christopher Shinn’s The Coming World and Lucas Hnath’s Odile’s Ordeal (Williamstown), Max Posner’s Old Folks and Max Vernon and Jason Kim's 30 Million (Keen Company). Mark previously served as the Director of New Work for off-Broadway's Keen Company, Artistic Director of The Production Company and as the Literary Director for Playscripts, Inc. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, HowlRound and the Brooklyn Rail. Proud member SDC and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Instructor, The New School for Drama.

Mark Armstrong
Artistic Director


Coleman Ray Clark is a director and producer and has been working with The 24 Hour Plays since 2016. Most recently, Coleman directed the site-aware production of Bare at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Other directing credits include The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco, Detroit by Lisa D’Amour, Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, and more. While living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he grew up, Coleman founded and operated New Threshold Theatre, an entirely student-run company committed to fostering young artists. Proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.

Coleman Ray Clark
Deputy Director


Madelyn Paquette is a creative producer and a proud alum of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. She is the Managing Producer at Moxie Arts NY, executive producer of the Furnace Festival at The Center at West Park, and the co-host of Talk This: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone.

Madelyn Paquette
General Manager


Kelcie Beene has been producing and production managing with the 24 Hour Company since 2007. Events include: The 24 Hour Musicals in New York, The 24 Hour Plays on and off-Broadway, and The 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin, Germany, and Mexico. Currently, she holds the position of Associate Production Manager and Company Manager for the Court Theatre in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, Kelcie spent a decade in New York where she produced dozens of site-specific events, full-length theater productions and concerts for companies like Global Citizen, The BEAT Festival, The Amoralists, The Old Vic New Voices, BAM Next Wave, The Play Company, LifeLike Touring and GLAMOUR.

Kelcie Beene
Senior Production Manager


Anastasia Webb is a director and writer currently studying at The New School for Drama, where she has co-written and directed several productions. She has worked with The 24 Hour Plays on multiple live events, including as an assistant director for the 2019 Broadway show.

Anastasia Webb
Office Assistant

Fall Administrative Intern // Jaelen Williams 

Additional staff for the Viral Monologues
  • Editing team – Clay Anderson, Jack Duran and Kristina Teschner.
  • Social media team – Anastasia Webb and Mackenna Goodrich.
  • Music supervisor – Mark T Evans

Board of directors

  • Shari Soofian (President)
  • Mark Armstrong (Secretary)
  • Lindsay W. Bowen*
  • Lindsey Cashman
  • Tina Fallon*
  • Jerome Joseph Gentes
  • Josh Liberson
  • Sara Lamm
  • Kyle Luker
  • Julie Mercer
  • Brooke Williams

In Memoriam Karen Kayser Benson.

Producing Ambassadors

  • Michael Alifanz
  • Kelcie Beene
  • Hope Chavez
  • Sarah Ford
  • Kurt Gardner*
  • Alyssa May Gold
  • Patti Anne Miller
  • Lou Moreno
  • Philip Naudé
  • Amy Richards
  • Brenna Ross
  • Sarah Storm
  • Anna Strout
  • Laura Vogel

*denotes co-founder of The 24 Hour Company. 

Interested in working at The 24 Hour Plays?

Look for open positions!