Perseverance Theatre Presents 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival, 4/15-16

Perseverance Theatre Presents 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival, 4/15-16

The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Artistic Director) create dynamic partnership to bring The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival, to Anchorage with part of the proceeds to benefit Perseverance's community based and artistic ourtreach programming in Anchorage.

The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival will be presented on Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS

One-minute plays by over 20 established and emerging local playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF's unique playmaking process. This year's festival will feature works by Allen Bailey, Jill Bess, Mike Daniels, Marleah LaBelle, Josh Lowman, Jerry McDonnell, Dawson Moore, Tom Moran, Andrea Onstad, Teresa K. Pond, Richard Perry, Peter Porco, Ann Redding, Schatzie Schaefers, Holly Stanton, Vera Starbard, Allison Warden, Kevin T. Bennett, Mark Robokoff, among others.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, 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. For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com.

Perseverance Theatre's mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, professional rigor, and regional voice.

Perseverance Theatre was founded in Juneau in 1979. In January of 2012 we launched a subscription season in Anchorage as a resident company at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Perseverance serves over 15,000 artists and audiences annually with classical, contemporary, and world premiere productions on our Anchorage, Main, and Second stages; education & training programs for youth and adults; and outreach collaborations with statewide artistic and social service groups.
For more information visit perseverancetheatre.org.

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