The 8th Annual New York One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF)

Next week Primary Stages will be hosting the 8th Annual New York One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF)!


The One-Minute Play Festival is a unique exploration of short form playwriting. We are excited for the festival’s return to Primary Stages, after hosting the 5th annual festival in 2011. Since then the event has partnered with several other Off-Broadway and regional theater companies, sparking creativity and discussion wherever it goes.

Dominic D’Andrea, the festival’s Producing Artistic Director and curator, gathers together dozens of playwrights (listed below) who write new micro-plays. They are paired with local directors and actors to collaborate on complete pieces that last no more than two minutes in total. With #1MPF, D’Andrea promotes the spirit of radical inclusion, representing playwrights and actors of different age, gender, race, culture and point of career. The end result is a reflection of our collective theatrical landscape.


Actors in the 5th Annual One-Minute Play Festival hosted by Primary Stages

The proceeds generated by this year’s festival will benefit Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA). In addition, #1MPF is a great opportunity for our ESPA actors and directors to collaborate with their instructors and other top professionals in their field. ESPA directing students are eligible to become Assistant Directors on the project, while ESPA actors are invited to audition for the plays.

The One-Minute Play Festival will take place at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters this Wednesday, April 2 with two shows: 6pm and 9pm. Tickets are $25 (and for a great cause!). Click here to purchase now or call Ticket Central at 212-79-4200.

The 2014 One-Minute Play Festival features plays by Joshua Allen, Robert Askins, Rachel Axler, Tanya Barfield, Neena Beber, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Mike Daisey, Eisa Davis, Kristoffer Diaz, Bathsheba Doran, Madeline George, Kate Gersten, Melissa Jane Gibson, Daniel Goldfarb, David Grimm, Israel Horovitz, Chisa Hutchinson, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Keller, Greg Kotis, Neil LaBute, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Kirk Lynn, Ellen McLaughlin, Dominique Morisseau, Itamar Moses, Sylvan Oswald, Dave West Read, Scott Rothman, Kate M. Ryan, Edwin Sanchez, Jenny Schwartz, Julian Sheppard, Octavio Solis, Caridad Svich, Adam Szymkowicz and Ken Urban.

Directors include Suzanne Agins, Carl Andress, Dominic D’Andrea, John Gould Rubin, Josh Hecht, Andrew Leynse, West Hyler, and Niegel Smith.


Actors in the 5th Annual One-Minute Play Festival hosted by Primary Stages in 2011

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