Funny how our very last blog post was also in accordance with The 24 Hour Plays... but anyways– Developing Artists & The 24 Hour Plays are back again to bring you another special edition of the Viral Monologues. Featuring familiar faces from the REBEL VERSES family, and with a special thanks to a group of professional actors and writers, we're proud to present: REBEL VERSES Viral Monologues.
This special round of Viral Monologues went LIVE on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 from Developing Artists' Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube profiles.
Shout out to Epic Theatre, Girl Be Heard, Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble, and MCC Youth Company!
Keep reading to see videos from the REBEL VERSES actors – also up for viewing on our YouTube channel!
With life seemingly opening back up (but not without precautions of course – stay safe out there y’all), we’re slowly heading back into the literal classroom. Support towards Developing Artists members is always made more possible by the support from our surrounding community!
If you’re rockin’ with that unfiltered & raw energy that we encourage these young artists to always stay true to, feel free to consider making a donation
WRITER CREDITS (LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM):
Beresford Bennett, Dipti Bramhandkar, Joey Palestina, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Sunita Deshpande, Mackenna Goodrich, Layla Diaz, Ken Cerniglia, Kim Sykes, reg e. gaines, & Dennis Allen II
PERFORMANCE CREDITS (LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM):
Timothy Kim, Vicckaash Krishnan, Dora Batinovic, Kayla Suarez-Alvarez, Abigail Hosford, Liana Morales, Gabriel B. Frías Fuertes, Bryson Brunson, Jaaliyah Casey, John Negron, & Mia Fowler
The 24 Hour Plays has always made work about the most difficult moments in our lives, from 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy to the 2016 election, and the coronavirus pandemic is no different. In 2020, when stay-at-home orders were first issued and theatres shut down across the country, The 24 Hour Plays team was determined to find a way to continue their tradition of making time-limited theatre without physically bringing people together – and thus, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues were born.
The finest actors and writers from the American arts and entertainment industry have come together to create over 375 original pieces for the Viral Monologues series since its debut on March 17, 2020. Each week, pairs of writers and actors collaborate to write, rehearse and perform new works in just 24 hours. In addition to using their mission-based theatermaking approach in a new way, The 24 Hour Plays have used the Viral Monologues to celebrate and support a host of deserving nonprofit organizations, including their own efforts to develop the young artists who will shape the future of the theater.
Here you will find the most recent news (as well as some archived information) on what our ARTivists are have been up to -- classes, events, REBEL VERSES, and more!