One-Minute Play Festival
and Round House Theatre presented an evening of micro plays by over 50 of the DC area’s best playwrights livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV netwo
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on Sunday 13 July at 5 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. CDT/ 8 p.m. EDT.
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After successful partnerships with theater organizations in over 20 cities across the country, The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) now comes to DC—and Round House.
#1MPF will feature close to 90 new One-Minute Plays by more than 50 playwrights from DC’s growing pool of exceptional contemporary writers, including some of the most important artistic voices in the nation.
Artists will work on this emerging short form to explore the relationship of the individual voice to the zeitgeist of the DC region. The writers have several weeks to complete scripts, with the only stipulation being that they can be performed in one minute.
Playwrights are selected by invitation and asked to engage in #1MPF’s playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are grouped into “clumps” to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each clump of plays. And the result: 80 to 90 fully mounted plays, all staged with four chairs.
It’s a fast-paced, fun thrill-ride of non-stop theatre.
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