The newest edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues in support of Release Aging People In Prison (RAPP) streams tonight on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/ beginning at 6 PM ET. The new monologues will be published, one every 15 minutes.
The talented actors include Anna Baryshnikov, Jonathan Burke, Mia Ellis, Ato Essandoh, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Ivanir, Zosia Mamet, Jamie Neumann, Jon Rua, Saycon Sengbloh and Jeorge Bennett Watson. They will perform original pieces by Zakiyyah Alexander, Jessica Goldberg, David Lindsay-Abaire, Kenneth Lonergan, Sam Marks, Cat Miller, Lina Patel, Jonathan Payne, Christopher Oscar Peña, Liza Jessie Peterson, and Steve Yockey.
This week’s Viral Monologues will benefit Release Aging People In Prison (RAPP), which works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice via the release from prison of older and aging people and those serving longer and life sentences. About 20% of the prison population in New York State is over the age of 50, reflecting a national crisis in the prison system and the extension of a culture of revenge and punishment into all areas of our society. More information is available at rappcampaign.com.
The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues are produced by Coleman Ray Clark and Madelyn Paquette. The artistic director of The 24 Hour Plays is Mark Armstrong. More information is available at https://24hourplays.com.