Second Annual Festival Of Latino Voices Kicks off this Saturday
The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director; John McCormack, Executive Director) continue their dynamic partnership with the The 2nd Annual New York One-Minute Play Festival Of Latino Voices, with part of the proceeds to benefit INTAR's emerging artist training program UNIT52.
The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voice will be presented on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at 8PM, at INTAR Theatre (500 West 52nd Street, at Tenth Avenue). Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at www.intartheatre.org or by calling 212/695-6134.
One-minute plays by over 30 established and emerging Latina/o playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by OMPF's unique playmaking process. This year's festival will feature works by José Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz, Migdalia Cruz, Caridad Svich, Julián Mesri, Matthew Paul Olmos, christopher oscar peña, Flor De Liz Perez, Carmen Rivera, Tatiana Suarez-Pico, Andrea Thome, Cándido Tirado, Juan Franciso Villa, Maria Alexandria Beech, Raúl Castillo, Julissa Contreras, Fernanda Coppel, Michael John Garcés, Carlos Murillo, J. Julian Christopher, Alejandro Morales, Matt Barbot, Richard Montoya, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Marisela Treviño Orta, Percy Rodriguez, Jerry Ruiz , Eddie Nelson Cardona Jr., Mando Alvarado, Dacyl Aveco, Virginia Grise, and more, directed by Daniel Jaquez, Rebecca Martinez, Melissa Crespo, Brisa Areli Muñoz, Natalia Hernandez, 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