1st-Ever All-Woman One-Minute Play Festival at New Georges in New York—Tuesday 14 Jan 2014—#1MPF
Brand-new one-minute plays by:
Dipika Guha, Eliza Bent, Deborah Stein, Courtney Baron, Mallery Avidon, Lauren Feldman, Stephanie Fleischmann, Molly Rice, Jenny Lyn Bader, Emily DeVoti, Catherine Filloux, Leah Winkler, Charise Castro Smith, Krista Knight, Cheri Magid, Kate Benson, Barbara Cassidy, Chiori Miyagawa, Sofia Alvarez, Nastaran Ahmadi, Rachel Bonds, Anna Ziegler, Cori Thomas, Jen Silverman, Jenny Schwartz, Kara Lee Corthron, Kathryn Walat, Kristen Palmer, Lizzie Olesker, Lynn Rosen, Hilary Bettis, Gina Femia, Trish Harnetiaux, Kirsten Greenidge, Sarah Sander, Cusi Cram, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Ariel Stess, Peggy Stafford, Trista Baldwin, Lenora Champagne, Bekah Brunstetter, Emily Chadick Weiss, Saviana Stanescu, Winter Miller, Susan Bernfield, Kari Bentley-Quinn, Karen Hartman, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Julia Holleman, Susan Soon He Stanton, Kimber Lee, Lauren Gunderson, Dani Bryant, Nandita Shanoy, Caridad Svich, & Chisa Hutchinson
Morgan Gould, Jessi D. Hill, Nicole Watson, Portia Krieger, Heather Cohn, & Sarah Krohn
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is a 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 theatres 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. For more information visit: