Meet The 24 Hour Plays team!

(*denotes co-founder of The 24 Hour Company)

STAFF

Bio

Mark Armstrong is the newly appointed 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
mark@24hourplays.com

Bio

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
coleman@24hourplays.com

Bio

Madelyn Paquette is a creative producer and a proud alum of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. She is the Director of Business Operations at THML Theatre Company, co-producer of the Fratti-Newman Political Play Festival at the Castillo Theatre, and the co-host of Talk This: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone.

Madelyn Paquette
Office Administrator
madelyn@24hourplays.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bio

Tina Fallon is the Executive Director of Creative Affairs for the Dramatists Guild and the founding producer of The 24 Hour Plays. Since 1995, she and The 24 Hour Company have produced The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals, often as charity benefits, in many venues. The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway is now in its sixteenth year. Fallon has been a presenter at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a judge for the KCACTF Irene Ryan Awards, and a teaching artist at the EDTA conference.

Tina Fallon*
President

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Victoria Hagman Alexander founded Realty Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an area rich in history and architecture, in order to help shape Brooklyn's future, while staying connected to its cultural heritage. She is a member of the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association, Cobble Hill Neighborhood Association and the Community Advisory Group to Gowanus Superfund.

Victoria Alexander
Board Member

Bio

Mark Armstrong is the newly appointed 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
Ex-Officio

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Karen Kayser Benson spent most of her professional life in New York City — on one end of the phone or the other — as a casting director or a talent agent. KK (as she is known in the industry) treasures her time as an agent with the Fifi Oscard Agency and as a casting director with Steve and Linda Horn, which is the most prolific and honored commercial production company in the country.

Karen Kayser Benson
Board Member

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Lindsay Bowen is the vice president of podcasts and entertainment content partnerships at Pandora and the co-founder of The 24 Hour Company.

Lindsay W. Bowen*
Secretary

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Lindsey Cashman is a longtime supporter of The 24 Hour Plays, whose work background includes Creative Management Company, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and Scorsese Productions.

Lindsey Cashman
Board Member

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Josh Liberson is a creative executive and the founder of Origami Advisory.

Josh Liberson
Board Member

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Kyle Luker is a talent manager with Industry Entertainment.

Kyle Luker
Board Member

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Shari Soofian is a senior executive at Meetup, with experience delivering transformation and growth at iconic media and entertainment brands, including Time, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She loves musicals and is passionately involved in helping develop new theatre.

Shari Soofian
Board Member

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Brooke Williams is a mother, activist, blogger and musician living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is a writer and photographer, a national organizer of the 2017 Women’s March and a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. She writes and records under the name The New Black and has recorded and performed with bands including The Silver Apples and Beastie Boys. thisisauthentic.com

Brooke Williams
Board Member

PRODUCING AMBASSADORS

Bio

Michael Alifanz is the technical director and production manager for the LaGuardia Community College theater program. After receiving his MFA from Columbia University, he worked as a stage manager with The Public, Manhattan Theatre Club, INTAR, and The Atlantic Theater Company. He has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays and Musicals (on and off Broadway and in Los Angeles) and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays: Minneapolis.

Michael Alifanz

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Kelcie Beene is the production manager for STAGE Lab at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering. She has produced site-specific events, theater and concerts for Global Citizen, The BEAT Festival, The Amoralists, The Old Vic New Voices. Next Wave, The Play Company, LifeLike Touring and GLAMOUR. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway), The 24 Hour Musicals and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays Dublin, Mexico, Germany, London, Bay Area and Bennington events.

Kelcie Beene

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Hope Chavez is a creative producer, arts administrator, and activist in New York City. She is the Programs Manager at A.R.T./New York and
the Managing Producer for Keen Teens, an educational initiative which serves high school students across the five boroughs of New York City. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway), The 24 Hour Musicals and the managing producer for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

Hope Chavez

Bio

Kurt Gardner is a theatrical stagehand and production supervisor. He is a founding member of The 24 Hour Company and has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off-Broadway and in Los Angeles) and a producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays in London, Toronto, Montreal and Kansas.

Kurt Gardner*

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Alyssa May Gold is the founder of Pocket Universe, a theater and film company dedicated to reconsidering and reimagining classic stories and conventions. Other work as a producer: New Light Theater Project, BEDLAM and “You Made It Worse” (which she also wrote and directed). Theater credits as an actress: Arcadia on Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Maid's Tragedy, Juliet+Romeo (Pocket Universe), Middle of the Night and Lemon Sky (Keen Company). Film/TV: Rebel in the Rye, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Taking Woodstock. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway and The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

Alyssa May Gold

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Patti Anne Miller is a producer and fundraiser, currently located in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently worked as the Director of Development for The Playwrights Realm; other affiliations include: Portland Stage Company, Ars Nova, 59E59 Theaters, Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Public Theatre. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway) and the managing producer for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

Patti Anne Miller

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Lou Moreno is the artistic director of INTAR, which is one of the country's longest-running theaters producing Latino voices in English and nurturing the professional development of Latino theater artists. He has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway), The 24 Hour Musicals and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays: Mexico.

Lou Moreno

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Philip Naudé is a theater producer, production manager and educator based in New York City. Currently he is the lead instructor at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the BAM Fellowship in Stagecraft and Production, an adjunct professor at City College and the New School, and has taught technical theater and design at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway), The 24 Hour Musicals and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays in London, Dublin, Bonn, Toronto, Athens and Finland.

Philip Naudé

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Amy Richards is the events and networking coordinator for the University of Colorado-Boulder. Previously, she was the production manager for the French Institute Alliance Francaise. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays (on and off Broadway), The 24 Hour Musicals and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Musicals in Denmark.

Amy Richards

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Sarah Storm is a multi-modal storyteller, coach, and creative professional who pairs her extensive experience in the performing arts with expertise in the growing VoiceFirst computing sector. Her acting work appears in Law & Order: SVU and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, while her voice directing work can be heard in Mr. Robot: Daily Five/Nine. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays and Musicals (on and off-Broadway and in Los Angeles) and producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays in London.

Sarah Storm

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Anna Strout is a program producer for Voices of a People's History, a non-profit organization presenting over 100 live performances and educational programs with partners including New York University, National Nurses Union and Lincoln Center around the United States, Europe, and Australia. Actors, poets, musicians and activists bring to life the dramatic and eloquent history of political struggle and protest in the United States, from its earliest history to the present day. From 2005 to 2015, Anna Strout served as the Benefit Director for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and in Los Angeles. Producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Musicals and The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

Anna Strout

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Laura Vogel is a digital media producer who creates web content for individuals and productions. She owns Winged Pup Productions, and has numerous clients in New York and Los Angeles. She has been a producer for The 24 Hour Plays and Musicals (on and off Broadway and in Los Angeles) and the producing ambassador for The 24 Hour Plays: Bennington.

Laura Vogel

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