Julia Stiles and Ben Foster were among the big name actors who attended the 15th annual 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway benefit and after party Monday.

Julia Stiles, Ben Foster

The 24 Hour Plays event, the proceeds of which support New York’s Urban Arts Partnership, featured a number of actors, writers and directors, who teamed up to develop and put on six original short plays in just 24 hours.

In addition to Foster and Stiles, the featured actors  at this year’s event included Sasha Alexander, Geoffrey Arend, Jason Biggs, Kevin Daniels, Rachel Dratch, Edie Falco, Dan Finnerty, Ashley Fink, Ari Graynor, Taran Killam, John Krasinski, David Krumholtz, Margarita Levieva, Adrienne Moore, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, Jay Pharoah, Phylicia Rashad, Molly Ringwald, Zuliekha Robinson, Cecily Strong, Amber Tamblyn, Tracie Thoms and Vanessa Williams.

The playwrights this year were David Cross, David Lindsay-Abaire, Rachel Axler, Dael Orlandersmith and Jonathan Marc Sherman. As for directors, Thomas Kail, Patricia McGregor, Kathy Najimy, Eduardo Ponti, Andy Fickman and Leigh Kilton Smith were onboard.

Following the performances Monday, there was an afterparty at BB King in New York City.


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