Ari Edelson is a director and producer who has worked both in the US and internationally, with recent credits including: Mauritius (Dorset Theater Festival), Little Black Dress (Boston Playwrights and The Exchange, NYC), The Scariest (Theatres at 45 Bleecker), Vengeance (Cherry Lane), Expats (The New Group, NY), Jump! and Realism (The Exchange, NY), The Attic (Play Company, NY, Obie Award), The Atheist (Theatre 503, London), Blood Wedding, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Theatre Project Tokyo), True West and Tape (Tokyo Globe), Rape of Lucretia (English National Opera, London and Luxembourg). Ari is also the conceiver and co-producer of Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, a new musical with book by Michael Chabon and co-produced by Margo Lion (Hairspray) and Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde). Ari is currently the Artistic Director of the Off-Broadway theatre company The Exchange, which produces new work in New York and runs the internationally renowned Orchard Project development center. The 24 Hour Musicals event is a fundraiser for The Exchange.