The Playwrights Foundation presents The 4th Annual San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival livestreaming on the global, commons based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday, December 15 at 8pm PST (San Francisco) / 10pm CST (Chicago) / 11pm EST (New York).

Featuring 90 new plays by 52 San Francisco Bay Area playwrights.

To participate in discussion online, use Twitter hashtags #1MPF and #newplay. Follow @oneminuteplays, @pwfoundation, and @HowlRoundTV for updates.

If you like a fast-paced, fun evening, where your mind and heart get twisted and turned for 90 minutes of non-stop theater, you’ll enjoy the SF OMPF. The 4th Annual SF OMPF features brand new 90 one-minute plays by 52 of the Bay Area's growing talent pool of exceptional contemporary writers, among them are some of the most important artistic voices in the nation.

Following sold-out performances in the past three seasons, this year’s festival will be the largest, most inclusive, and most ambitious collaboration between PF and OMPF to date. The Festival also serves as a benefit for both organizations.

Press:
SFGate's article on the Playwrights Foundation OMPF: "Who likes short shorts? (plays, that is)" and Theatre Communications Group's piece on the OMPF as a whole: "How a one-minute play festival takes a community's pulse"

Featuring Plays by:
Blake C. Aarens, Trevor Allen+, Abi Basch+, Tim Bauer+, E.H. Benedict, Amelia Bethel, William Bivins, Erin M. Bregman+, Eugenie Chan+, Chris Chen+, Victoria Chong Der, Anthony Clarvoe+, Megan Cohen, Roberta D'Alois, Bennett Fisher, Britney Fraiser, Elizabeth Gjelten+, Garret Jon Groenveld+, Lauren Gunderson+, Daniel Heath, Robert Henry Johnson+, A-Lan Holt, Inbal Kashtan, Lynne Kaufman, Carol Lashof, Jeffrey Lo, Aaron Loeb+, Jonathan Luskin, Alison Luterman, Madeline Mahrer, Braden Marks, Katie May, Patricia Milton, Nick Mwaluko, Marisela Treviño Orta+, David Perez, Evelyn Jean Pine, Kenn Rabin, Geetha Reddy+, Robin Lynn Rodriguez, Kate E. Ryan+, Andrew Saito+, Steven M. Salzman+, Dara Silverman, Marissa Skudlarek, Jonathan Spector+, Elizabeth Spreen, Aimee Suzara, Tom Swift, Brian Thorstenson+, Arisa White & Ignacio Zulueta. + indicates PF Alumni

Directors include:
Paul Cello, Jill MacLean-Heavey, Andrea Day, Ben Randle, Evren Odcikin, Katja Rivera, Jeffrey Lo, Hugo Carbajal, Rebecca Longworth, Adam Sussman, & Siobhan Doherty

One-Minute Plays Blog: featuring playwright essays, thoughts and video clips
Facebook Fan Page

About the One-Minute Play Festival Organization:
The One-­Minute Play Festival is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. OMPF works in partnership with theatres and organizations in cities across the country who share missions devoted to new plays and/or a community-specific focus. In each city, OMPF creates a locally sourced playwright-focused community event, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career.

“When I started the OMPF almost seven years ago in New York, we did so out of a need to create a space for dialogue and artistic challenge. I had no idea our work would spread like a wild fire to communities across the country,” reflects Dominic D’Andrea, OMPF’s Founder and Artistic Director.

OMPF has partnered with theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Brunswick, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, and New York. Current and past partnerships include: Primary Stages, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, INTAR Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Passage Theatre, and others.

Some notable contributors to OMPF have included: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Michael John Garces, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Jose Rivera, Lisa Loomer, Craig Lucas, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garces, along with over 500 famous and emerging writers.For more information, visit oneminuteplayfestival.com.

About HowlRound TV:
HowlRound TV is a global, commons based, peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world theater and arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #newplay in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Become a producer and co-produce with us by contacting @HowlRoundTV on Twitter, emailing tv@howlround.com or by calling Vijay Mathew at +(1) 917.686.3185. Host a watch party and let us know about it. Click here to see past programming.