After a year of community and consensus building workshop sessions with the Philadelphia artistic community, the First Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival will be the result of a year long collaboration between InterAct Theatre Company and NY-based company, The One-Minute Play Festival. One half of the proceeds from which will benefit the fledgling The Philadelphia New Play Initiative.
One-minute plays by nearly fifty established and emerging Philadelphia playwrights were commissioned for this event, and were developed with OMPF’s playmaking process.
Featuring brand new one-minute plays by:
Ian August, P. Seth Bauer, Barbara Bellman, BJ Burton, Joe Byers, Jim Christy, Joy Cutler, William DiCanzio, Paula Diehl, Alex Dremann, Quinn Eli, Jeremy Gable, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Brian Grace-Duff, Katharine Clark Gray, Lindsay Harris-Friel, Warren Hoffman, Michael Hollinger, Ken Kaissar, Arden Kass, Sharon Kling, Julia Lopez, Sarah Mantell, Kathryn Petersen, David Robson, Jackie Ruggiero, John Stanton, Samuel Toll, Walt Vail, Nick Wardigo, David Strattan White, Douglas Williams, A. Zell Williams, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Robin Rodriguez, Mark Costello, Bill D’Agostino, Annie Such, Sara Madden, Chris Davis, Kate Brennan, Elizabeth Scanlon, Wally Zialcita, and Seth Rozin.
Daniel Student, Nicholas Gray, Seth Reichgott, Liam Castellan, Meghann Williams, Tina Brock, Terry Brennan, Noah Herman, and Michael Durkin.
OMPF Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea.
The One-Minute Play Festival
(OMPF) is an NYC-based theater company, founded by Dominic D’Andrea, which works in partnership with theaters who share playwright or community-specific missions across the country. OMPF creates local playwright-focused community events, using a specific playmaking process, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing the culture of playwrights of different age, gender, race culture, and points of career. OMPF attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice. OMPF is the only major American One-Minute Play Festival, and has developed a specific methodology and ideology for one-minute playmaking and community engagement.
is a theater for today’s world, dedicated to commissioning, developing and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political and cultural issues of our time. Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, InterAct is the Philadelphia region’s leading producer of new plays.
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