The 24 Hour Plays: Lancaster 2021

Saturday, February 20 at 7 PM

 

Artist sign up is now closed. All interested participants will be contacted by 1/24.

Creative Works of Lancaster announces a special night of theater. The 24 Hour Plays: Lancaster is set for February  20, 2021 at 7 pm.

This is the tenth year for the The 24 Hour Plays: Lancaster, a project that has inspired 62 new works and has brought hundreds of local and regional theater artists together.

Six writers, six directors, twenty-five actors, and one production team will write, rehearse, and perform six short plays in a 24 hour period. The process begins Friday evening, February 19, with writers choosing actors from a pool of talent. The six writers work through the night and hand their work to directors early Saturday morning, February 20, the day of the performance. After negotiating for their choice of play, directors, along with their play’s actors and a crew of stage technicians, prepare for the 7 pm virtual performance.

Since its inception in New York City in 1995, The 24 Hour Plays (www.24hourplays.com) have been performed for audiences throughout the United States and the world – attracting both professional and amateur theater artists. The upcoming Lancaster production will feature veteran members of the Central Pennsylvania theater scene working alongside artists who may be new to the audience. After visiting Lancaster for the 2018 performance, NYC-based Executive Director of The 24 Hour Plays Mark Armstrong said, “Creative Works of Lancaster are everything we look for in a regional partner. Not only do they use The 24 Hour Plays as an opportunity for community-building through a singular evening of theater, but their artists and audiences use the opportunity to explore the contemporary issues facing their local community. It’s meaningful work and we’re looking forward to partnering with them for years to come.”

Creative Works of Lancaster receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Thanks to the PCA and to our regional PA Partner, Berks Arts.

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