Working in the Theatre: The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

In just 24 hours, the creators of The 24 Hour Plays produce original plays and musicals and have done so for over 25 years.  When the pandemic hit, they knew it would not stop them from creating new work in this timeline, raising money for nonprofits, and celebrating artists.  The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues is an example of the creative turnaround and sheer resilience that the theatre community demonstrates during the shutdown.  Watch as members of The 24 Hour Plays family share how the Viral Monologues came to be, how their development shares many similarities to its previous programming, and what challenges and changes they’ve experienced.

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American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.