Nothing Without a Company Announces 24-Hour Fest Lineup

Nothing Without a Company Announces 24-Hour Fest Lineup

Pictured: Playwright Olivia Lilley

Nothing Without a Company has announced the lineup for the 24-Hour Fest Volume V, a festival of six new ten-minute plays developed within 24 hours. The festival runs Saturday, September 2nd, at 7:30pm, at Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL.

On the evening of September 1st, six playwrights, six directors, and eighteen actors are randomly sorted into teams of five. Each team is composed of one writer, one director, and three actors, and assigned one location within Berger Park Cultural Center. The teams devise a new ten-minute play to premiere 24 hours later. Four of the six plays will be performed in the exterior spaces of Berger Park, and two within the South Mansion. The audience will travel throughout Berger Park and experience each performance consecutively.

The six playwrights for this year’s festival are Dominick Alesia, Janey Bell, Joseph Giovannetti, Hannah Ii-Epstein, Olivia Lilley and Josh Mattingly. Co-Artistic Director Anna Rose Ii-Epstein and Company Ensemble Member Edgar Miguel Sanchez have signed on to direct two plays in the festival. Actors include Ted Dayton, Val Gerard Garcia Jr., Romeo Green, Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Heather Jencks, Karen Keme, Alexia Jaseme Meneely, Drew Michele, Jamie Newell, Nic Park, Sharon Pasia, Jack Schultz, Ivori Skye, Derek Rienzi Van Tassel, Viet Vy, and Phranque Wright.

Tickets to the 24-Hour Festival Volume V are $15 online and “pay-what-you-can” at the door. Reserve your ticket online for guaranteed admission at


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