Early Press for the 24 Hour Plays Benefit
This year’s company members include actors: Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Guillermo Diaz (Weeds), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Gloria Estefan (Grammy Award Winning Singer), America Ferrera (Emmy Award winner for Ugly Betty), Gaby Hoffman (Life During Wartime), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Diane Neal (Law and Order: SVU), Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair of Urban Arts Partnership), Kyra Sedgwick (Emmy Award winner for The Closer), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Show), Fisher Stevens (Oscar Winning producer of The Cove ), Julia Stiles (Oleanna), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Nia Vardalos (Oscar and Golden Globe Nominated for My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Julie White (Tony Award Winner for The Little Dog Laughed, Transformers), Alicia Witt (Friday Night Lights), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Everything is Illuminated); playwrights Kristoffer Diaz (Pulitzer Prize Finalist for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Mike Doughty (Singer, Songwriter– Sad Man, Happy Man), Rajiv Joseph (Pulitzer Prize finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize and Drama Desk winner for Ruined), Theresa Rebeck (The Understudy); and musical guest M. Ward. Talent is subject to change based on availability.
Elizabeth Cruz Cortes, winner of the Montblanc Young Writers competition and graduate of the Urban Arts writing program, will see her work performed on examnova Broadway as she writes one of the six plays with mentor Stephen Belber. Urban Arts student Charles Prophet will open the show with a performance of his powerful original poem.
A limited number of tickets are available on Smarttix.com. Each ticket includes a tax-deductible donation to Urban Arts Partnership.