The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues: New Monologues Created During the Coronavirus Pandemic
By various playwrights; edited by Howard Sherman
Since 1995, The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Over 50 of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen—including writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses—added to this rich collection of monologues that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. This anthology of work is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent.
“It's good to see playwrights bringing new characters into the world to respond, in the moment, to the same things that we're responding to. Free from motive, free of the harness of plot, they flicker briefly alive to share these strange times with us and then disappear, but not without leaving a mysterious, human trace.” ―The New Yorker
*This discussion will be hosted by REP Literary Manager, Danielle Ward, with a couple special guests from the theatre community!
San Diego REP is proud to partner with the following local bookstores for the Stay and Play Book Club!
About Warwick’s Bookstore
Located in the Village of La Jolla, Warwick's is the country's oldest continuously family-owned and operated bookstore. In addition to a highly curated selection of books, Warwick's regularly hosts author events and signings. Beyond books, Warwick's is also well known for its extensive, beautiful and unusual selection of gifts, jewelry, stationery, fine pens, leather, office and art supplies.
About Library Shop
The Library Shop is a well-curated nonprofit book & gift shop catering to librarians, library lovers, literary obsessives and book nerds inside the Downtown Central Library. Proceeds support the entire San Diego Public Library System.
About Book Catapult
The Book Catapult began as a blog about books in 2006, written by Seth Marko. In October 2017, The Book Catapult entered a new era, opening as a physical, brick-and-mortar bookstore owned by Seth and his wife, Jennifer Powell. The shop is a general bookstore somewhat specializing in fiction, local interest, and children’s books, located in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego.