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The 1st Cincinnati One-Minute Play Festival at the Know Theatre in Cincinnati—Sunday 12 July 2015

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The One-Minute Play Festival & Know Theatre Company presented the 1st Cincinnati One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 12 July at 11 a.m. PDT (Vancouver) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 2 p.m. EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7 p.m. BST (London).

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Featuring brand new one-minute plays by:
Linnea Bond, John Brommels, Michael Burnham, Nick Carmine, Kevin Crowley, Bekka Eaton, Kate Fine, Brian Griffin, Mike Hall, Becca Howell, Alan Jozwiak, David Loehr, Robert Macke, Erica MacDonald, Joe McDonagh, Eric Pfeffinger, Maggie Lou Rader, Alison Rampa, Brant Russell, Paul Shortt, Stacy Sims, Andy Simpson, Nathan Singer, Jim Stark, Paul Strickland, Trey Tatum, Eileen Tull, Chris Wesselman, Torie Wiggins, Alison Vodnoy Wolf, & more!

Directed by:
Michael Burnham, Ed Cohen, Katie Lupica, Regina Pugh, Brant Russell, Ben Raanan, Carrington Rowe, & Torie Wiggins

Curated by:
Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. #1MPF creates locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

In each city, #1MPF works with partnering organizations to identify programs or initiatives in each community to support with the proceeds from the work. The goal is to find ways give directly back to the artists in each community. Supported programs have ranged from educational programming, youth poetry projects, teaching artists working in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, and community arts workshops.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in close to 20 cities including: New York,  Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog, Salvage Vanguard, ScriptWorks,  ACT, Perseverance Theatre, and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & close to 600 famous, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.

Know Theatre began in 1997 when a “Tribe” of artists got together, traveling to bookstores and other venues throughout Cincinnati to perform original, collaborative works. In 1999, the Know Theatre Tribe took up its first residence in Gabriel’s Corner, a community performance space in an Over-the-Rhine church basement, and produced a full season of plays.

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