We've been starved for entertainment recently and turns out, so have some of our best writers and actors. That's what inspired The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues.
They debuted on Instagram on with one new monologue premiering every 15 minutes until midnight. The celebs included Rachel Dratch, Hugh Dancy, Patrick Wilson, and Denis O'Hare were among the 20 actors performing original pieces written overnight by David Lindsay-Abaire, Jesse Eisenberg, and Stephen Adly Guirgis, among others.
That's pretty cool!
While we usually focus on movies and television, these one-act plays might inspire your #NFS60 contribution.
The mind behind the plays, artistic director Mark Armstrong, explained the project in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
"We’ve always made work about the most difficult moments in our lives, from 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy to the 2016 election. After my friend Howard Sherman called me with the perfect idea, we figured out how to do just that without physically getting people together. It’s a privilege to work with these incredible talents to capture this moment and help give friends around the world something that only the arts can provide."
The plays feature 20 new dramatic monologues from 20 different playwrights, performed by 20 different actors, all written and produced since 6:00 p.m. on Monday. So without anymore more build-up, check out the following link to watch all the plays.