The event will be introduced by Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, artistic director of the Old Vic, and will be hosted by actress Catherine Tate. Other scheduled participants include Alexander Armstrong, Jonathan Cake, Pam Ferris, Dexter Fletcher, Anthony Head, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Patricia Hodge, Tom Hollander, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Adrian Lukis, Nichola McAuliffe, Nick Moran, Tamzin Outhwaute, Clarke Peters, Greta Scacchi, Rachael Stirling, Dominic West, Alicia Witt, and Susannah York. In collaboration with six writers and six directors, the actors will create and stage new works in just one day.
Vaughn's many film credits include The Break-Up, Wedding Crashers, Old School, Swingers, Mr and Mrs. Smith, and Starsky & Hutch. He also played Norman Bates in the remake of Psycho.
On October 23, at the American Airlines Theatre in New York, The 24 Hour Plays will present its annual benefit for Working Playground. Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Berkley-Lauren, Rachel Dratch, Rosie Perez, and Patrick Wilson are among the actors who will perform works by Adam Rapp, David Lindsay-Abaire, and other playwrights in this event.
For more information, visit www.24hourplays.com.