24 Hour Plays on Broadway in the News

Josh Ramos & Sydney White 24 Hour Plays

We couldn’t be more proud of our student poets Josh Ramos (The Facing History School ’10) and Sydney White (New Design High School ’12), who performed their original poem “I Pity the Silent” in perfect pitch and rhythm.  Thank you for helping make their broadway debut so meaningful for them and their families.

And, of course, the plays!  The process, which you can read about in detail in the minute-by-minute New York Times 24 Hour blog covering the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway 2009 was handled very gracefully by this year’s talented cast, and the performances this year were perhaps the best ever.

Vanity Fair offered a wonderful synopsis of the evening that you can read here.

And our beautiful talented cast of actors, directors and writers were covered in Fab Life here.

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“Combine the wish list of any Broadway producer with the hit list of any TMZ cameraman and you have the lineup for this year’s production of the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” – The New York Times, 10/27/09

Cast members– Amber Tamblyn, Anthony Mackie, Ashton Kutcher, Billy Crudup, Brooke Shields, Claudie Blakley, David Cross, Demi Moore, Diane Neal, Emmy Rossum, Eva Mendes, Fisher Stevens, Jennifer Aniston, Jeremy Sisto, John Krasinski, Julia Stiles, Leslie Bibb, Liev Schreiber, Michael Ealy, Naomi Watts, Rachel Dratch, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez, Sam Rockwell and Tracie Thomsimpressed the sold out house in 6 unforgettable plays that were penned, rehearsed and performed in a mere 24 hours. Nina Persson & Nathan Larson provided fanciful musical interludes and UAP students Josh Ramos & Sydney White eloquently delivered their original poem I Pity the Silent… “If you can spend money/Help those in poverty/If you can fight/Raise a voice not a gun/If you can sing/Shatter glass/If you can draw/Draw things even blind eyes can see/If you can lift/Rebuild a broken home …” Everyone in the sold-out theater on November 9th could feel the intensity, inspiration and force of these two exceptional students who rose to the opportunity provided them.

Read about the 2007 and 2008 24 Hour Plays on Broadway experience in the New York Times and Time Out New York.