Staff

Bio

Mark Armstrong (he/him) is the Artistic Director of The 24 Hour Plays. Highlights from his tenure include annual productions of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Broadway and Los Angeles debuts of The 24 Hour Musicals, many partner events in the US and abroad, the growth of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, which have produced over 500 new theater pieces that have engaged millions of viewers around the world since March 2020. As a director, his collaborators include Emily Mann, Christopher Shinn, Dan O'Brien and many more. Instructor, The New School for Drama.

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Coleman Ray Clark (he/him/his) is a director and producer and has been working with The 24 Hour Plays since 2016. 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. Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.

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Madelyn Paquette (she/her/hers) is a creative producer and a proud alum of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. She is the Managing Producer at Moxie Arts NY, and the co-host of Talk This: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone.

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Kelcie Beene (she/her/hers) has been producing and production managing with The 24 Hour Plays 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.

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Anastasia Webb (she/her/hers) 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.

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Mackenna Goodrich (she/her) is an artist from Phoenix, Arizona. BA Drama from Kenyon College, Class of 2020. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Dramaturg for The Road Theatre Company's Under Construction 2. Her writing has been a part of the Stagefemmes Alumni One Act Festival, the Bad Play Festival, and the Arizona Young Playwrights' Festival. She spent the pandemic playing The Sims 4, which is a type of experimental theatre if you think about it really hard.
Partners
  • Press – Slate PR
  • Casting – Stephanie Klapper Casting
Additional staff for the Viral Monologues
  • Produced by Coleman Ray Clark and Madelyn Paquette.
  • Rotating Project Managers Patrick Surillo and Serena Berman.
  • Rotating Video Editors Clay Anderson, Jack Duran, Jessica Green, Miranda Jean Larson, Joe PorterKristina Teschner and Leah Vicencio.
  • Social Media Team Mackenna Goodrich and Anastasia Webb.
  • Music supervisor Mark T Evans.

Board of directors

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Shari Soofian, President (she/her/hers) loves bringing people together. She is thrilled to be working with this incredible group of people to bring creative communities together and deliver time-limited theater to people across the world wherever they may be. In addition to being President of 24HP, Shari is the Director of Sales Strategy and Operations at LinkedIn, driven by their mission to help to connect professionals.

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Julie L. Mercer, Secretary (she/hers/her) works as Corporate Counsel for a large commercial real estate company, mom of a toddler, avid reader and theatergoer, and excited to be on The 24 Hour Plays Board as we look to ensure the organization continues to grow and thrive.

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Mark Armstrong (he/him) is the Artistic Director of The 24 Hour Plays. Highlights from his tenure include annual productions of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Broadway and Los Angeles debuts of The 24 Hour Musicals, many partner events in the US and abroad, the growth of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, which have produced over 500 new theater pieces that have engaged millions of viewers around the world since March 2020. As a director, his collaborators include Emily Mann, Christopher Shinn, Dan O'Brien and many more. Instructor, The New School for Drama.

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Lindsay Bowen is the VP of podcasts and entertainment content partnerships and head of podcast business affairs at Stitcher/Pandora/Sirius XM and the co-founder of The 24 Hour Company.

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Lindsey Cashman (she/her/hers) started her career in news, soaps and episodic TV. Spent several years working in creative affairs for Martin Scorsese, followed by freelance script development and some producing. A stop at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as liaison to the film community and finally opened her own literary management company, Creative Management, devoted to New York based writers. A longtime supporter of The 24 Hour Plays, now proud to be on the board.

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Tina Fallon (she/her/hers) is the founding producer of The 24 Hour Plays. From 2016-2020 she served as Executive Director for Creative Affairs for the Dramatists Guild of America. She lives in Brooklyn, where she works as a real estate agent and arts advocate.

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Jerome Joseph Gentes (he/him/his) is a playwright, producer and executive director of TigerBear Productions, Jerome is a two-spirit Standing Rock Lakota and Fort Belknap A’aninin (Gros Ventre). He makes, builds, and presents stories through art, connectivity, and community. In 2014, he co-founded the Musical Cafe Showcase Series, a Berkeley, CA-based performance series. He co-produced Sheherezade’s Last Tales(2015 TBA Award for Outstanding Anthology) and PCSF PlayOffs (2016 TBA Finalist for Outstanding Anthology), and was a founding member of the Same Boat Theatre Collective. He works in software design and is on the boards of PlayGround SF and The 24 Hour Plays. Find out more about him and his company at tigerbearproductions.com.

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J. Holtham (he/him/his) has been involved with television productions of PITCH (Fox), MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER (Freeform), MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES (Netflix), SUPERGIRL (CW), THE HANDMAIDS TALE (HULU). He has also been a part of Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bespoke Plays, Ojai Playwrights Conference (Resident Dramaturg). He has also appeared in American Theatre, Thrillist, Slate, Parabasis. He is a proud product of public education.

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Sara Lamm (she/her/hers) once participated in a 10-night-straight run of The 24 Hour plays at legendary performance space PS122 and lived to tell the tale… she is currently a documentary filmmaker and mindfulness facilitator whose work focuses on community, creativity, and social change. Her films have been seen on PBS and in theaters, universities, and maternal health organizations worldwide. She also serves on the Earthjustice Council and on the board of The Church of Stop Shopping.

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Kyle Luker

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Emmanuel Wilson is a playwright, producer, and lifelong resident of New York City. Emmanuel serves as the current Managing Director of The Dramatists Guild after serving as Director of Membership. At age 18, Emmanuel founded the Blue Rose Stage Company and served as Artistic Director for 6 years. During his time at TADA! Youth Theater, he assisted in organizational and season planning, and produced a playwriting contest and reading series for teens. In 2003, he was selected as a New Generations Future Leader by Theater Communications Group.

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 Plays

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