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269 backers pledged $35,275 to help bring this project to life.

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"The experience is magical. It reminds you why you fell in love with theatre in the first place." - Kevin Spacey  

"Fear on steroids." - Naomi Watts

"Loving community created in less than a day, EVERY TIME." - Kristoffer Diaz

Our Story

Inspired by Scott McCloud's 24 Hour Comics, creator Tina Fallon intended The 24 Hour Plays® to be a one-time-only event when it debuted on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1995. Twenty years and thousands of plays and musicals later, The 24 Hour Company continues to bring together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater around the world. Regular events include The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals, as well as productions in London, Los Angeles, Dublin, Athens, Florence, Finland, Greece, Germany and more. Their work has galvanized creative communities and inspired audiences around the world, raising millions of dollars for charity along the way. 

Each summer, The 24 Hour Company partners with the New School for Drama to bring together the best actors, directors, playwrights and producers 25 and under for an intensive professional experience in The 24 Hour Plays®: Nationals. Licensed affiliates have produced their own versions of The 24 Hour Plays® in regional and professional theaters, colleges, and universities just about everywhere you can find a curtain and a stage.

Through The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, we build a community of young theater professionals each year and arm them with what they need to find their way in the theater business—each other. Over a four­-day period, exemplary artists 25 and under participate in industry workshops and produce their own production of The 24 Hour Plays in New York City, launching the relationships that will sustain them through their careers.

By making a tax­ deductible donation to our Kickstarter campaign, you can ensure that The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will continue to develop the future voices of the American theater through a rigorous (and free!) professional development experience. And you'll get some cool stuff too!

Risks and challenges

Through our partnership with The New School for Drama, we have the
benefit of time and space for the program. We also have a large network of alumni and professional colleagues who refer new young people to us. Through The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals, we connect with top professionals who generously visit with your young artists. The greatest risk we face is continuing to generate operating support to maintain and grow our infrastructure to support this process year after year. We greatly appreciate your help in making that a non-issue for us this year!

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    We'll shout out to you on our social media, plus you'll receive a personal email from a Nationals participant to say thanks!

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    Receive a cool sticker with The 24 Hour Plays logo!

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    Receive a T-shirt with The 24 Hour Plays logo + the previous gift!

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    Receive a copy of 24x24: The 24 Hour Plays Anthology + the previous two gifts!

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    Receive a personalized song written for you and performed on your voicemail by artists from The 24 Hour Musicals!

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    Receive a personalized voicemail recorded by Andre Royo or a shirt signed by him! He'll also tweet @ you 2.4 times!

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    Receive two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28, 2015, featuring a screening of One Night Stand (a film about The 24 Hour musicals) and an afterparty with food, drinks, and artists from The 24 Hour Plays!

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    Spend a week in Greenport, NY in an 1850 home! Four bedrooms and one and one-half baths, comfortably sleeps seven, country kitchen features six-burner Viking range (perfect for a vacationing chef!), new bathroom with Moroccan tiles and rain shower and large living/dining room with fireplace. Shop the farm stands for fresh produce and the fish markets for local seafood, then relax in family room with flat screen TV, DVD Player, Apple TV. Available between December and April. Plus two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala and afterparty on September 28!

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    Receive a copy of the "Law and Order: SVU" season premiere script signed by showrunner Warren Leight and the ENTIRE CAST! Plus a a cool sticker with The 24 Hour Plays logo and a ticket to The 24 Hour Musicals in May 2016!

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    Come and see some of the greatest new theater where it's made! You and a guest will spend two nights as a guest of the Orchard Project and get an exclusive sneak peek at the next great theater projects. Travel Amtrak up the Hudson, stay in gorgeous Saratoga Springs at a Victorian bed and breakfast, and be the Orchard Project’s guest at one of their new cabarets! (2014 cabaret acts included Alan Cumming, Bridget Everett, and Julian Fleischer with Mo Rocca.)

    Plus two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28, 2015, featuring a screening of One Night Stand (a film about The 24 Hour Musicals) and an afterparty with food, drinks, and artists from The 24 Hour Plays!

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    Receive one ticket to The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway on November 16, 2015 + two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala and afterparty on September 28, 2015!

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    Receive two tickets to the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway on November 16, 2015, two VIP tickets to the 20th anniversary gala and afterparty + an associate producer credit on The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2016!

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    The Rachael Ray VIP Experience! Tickets for four to a live taping of The Rachael Ray Show plus an exclusive backstage tour! And two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala and afterparty on September 28, 2015!

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    Receive two tickets to The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway on November 16, 2015, two VIP tickets to the 20th anniversary gala and afterparty + an above-the-title producer credit on The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2016!

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    Gabriel Kahane will perform a concert in your living room, or other suitable venue.

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    Join Mark Armstrong to see Thomas Bradshaw's new play at the Flea on Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Preshow drink at Smith's included!

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    Speak the Speech!
    Ever wanted to bring a little more clarity to your audition or presentation?
    Study speech with 24 Hour Plays producer and actress Sarah Bisman Storm!
    This reward includes a free speech evaluation and one hour of coaching (retail value: $80).*
    *textbook not included

    Plus a copy of 24x24: The 24 Hour Plays Anthology, a T-shirt with The 24 Hour Plays logo and a cool sticker with The 24 Hour Plays logo!

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    Courtesy of our friends at The Public Theater, you and a guest will enjoy a preview performance (October 6th through 18th) of Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, featuring the phenomenal talents of Alison Fraser, Caissie Levy, Mary Testa and more. Plus two VIP tickets to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28, 2015, featuring a screening of One Night Stand (a film about The 24 Hour musicals) and an afterparty with food, drinks, and artists from The 24 Hour Plays!

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    Two preview tickets to David Lindsay-Abaire's world premiere comedy RIPCORD, directed by David Hyde Pierce and featuring Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald,
    Daoud Heidami, Nate Miller and Holland Taylor! Plus signed copies of all David's plays, plus a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala!

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    Two preview tickets to David Lindsay-Abaire's world premiere comedy RIPCORD and an exclusive backstage tour with star Rachel Dratch! Plus a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala!

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    Plan a weekend getaway to the Village of Millerton! You’ll stay at 24 co-founder Lindsay Bowen’s place (sleeps seven) in one of the Hudson Valleys’s most beautiful locations. Use coasters on his Grandma’s table! Plus a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28!

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    Plan a weekend getaway to the Village of Millerton in the Hudson Valley! You’ll stay at 24 co-founder Lindsay Bowen’s place (sleeps seven) in one of the Hudson Valleys’s most beautiful locations. Use coasters on his Grandma’s table! Plus a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28!

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    Karaoke night with Tracie Thoms! You and three friends will sing the night away with Tracie and a pal. Also, receive a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala on September 28, 2015, featuring a screening of One Night Stand (a film about The 24 Hour musicals) and an afterparty with food, drinks, and artists from The 24 Hour Plays!

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    Receive a VIP ticket to our 20th anniversary gala and afterparty + a meal & an exclusive with New York Times food critic Sam Sifton followed by a trip to The 24 Hour Musicals in May 2016!

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    Two tickets to Hamilton on Broadway (house seats), followed by a backstage tour with director Thomas Kail!

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    *Date TBD, but must be before November 10, 2015 or after February 3, 2016

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    Visit the set of "Law & Order: SVU" and get a behind-the-scenes look at how NBC's hit TV show is made. You and a friend will get up-close and personal with one of TV's most popular shows ever!

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