Written by Susie Felber ‘93
Directed by Lorca Peress
Assistant Director: Deidrea Hamid ‘12

Clint Powers: Tim Daly ‘79
Julia Powers: Marion Markham ‘77
Summer Autumn Rain: Brandi Nicole Wilson ‘00
Grim Reaper: Lesley McBurney ‘92

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: A BENNINGTON ALUMNI TRIBUTE TO NICKY MARTIN was a one-night only benefit, created and produced by a talented cast and crew of Bennington alumni. Most building on campus at Bennington are open 24 hours, and it is not uncommon to find students working late on projects and performance pieces. The 24 Hour Play performances included alumni who have attended the College across decades, coming together to collaborate either for the first time or as they did while on campus-- collaborating with an intensity and creativity familiar to their Bennington experience.

Proceeds from Bennington's 24 Hour Plays helped to establish the Nicky Martin Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at Bennington College. Nicky (Joel) Martin, who died in the spring of 2014, was a Tony-nominated and Obie Award-winning theater director and beloved former faculty member at Bennington. Martin was an actor for most of his life and turned to directing when he was in his early 40s. He was at Bennington from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s and inspired a younger generation of directors and actors whom he continued to work with throughout his career at the Huntington Theater Company and the Williamstown Theater Festival. He directed a number of works at The Public Theater, where Bennington's 24 Hour Plays were staged.

Six plays were written, directed, and staged in a 24 hour period. They included: FINDING FORM; THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING; THE HOLE; LAMB, AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS; SPRING FLUNG; and SAINT JOAN VAN ARK.
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