Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre, 3/22-24


Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre, 3/22-24

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Phoenix Theatre (Bryan Fonseca, Producing Director; Tom Horan, Phoenix Theatre Playwright in Residence) have created a dynamic partnership for The Basile One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit the Phoenix Theatre.

The Basile One-minute Play Festival, named for festival sponsor Frank Basile, will be presented Sat Mar 22nd at 8pm, Sun Mar 23rd at 5pm, and Mon Mar 24th at 7pm at Phoenix Theatre, 749 N. Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 36202. Tickets are $18 and available for purchase on

The performance on Monday Mar 23rd at 7:00pm will be live-streamed on's HowlroundTV at

50 one-minute plays have been written by 25 established and emerging Indiana playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF's unique playmaking process.

The festival will feature works by Lou Harry, Claire Wilcher, Tom Cardwell, Ken Wietzman, Matthew Roland, Jonathan Graham, Joan Rapkin and L.I. Rapkin, Tim Brickley, Joel Pierson, Stephen Webb, Jim Poyser, Dan Sherer, Andrew Black, Gari Williams, Matt Benedict, Ben Ayres, Carrie Fedor, Christopher Hansen, Eric Pfeffinger, Rob Johansen, Tom Horan, Jennifer Blackmer, David Loehr, Lauren Thorne, and Ronn Johnstone.

Directors for these one-minute plays:
Bryan Fonseca, Katelyn Coyne, Lori Raffel, Ryan O'Shea, Scot Greenwell, and Tommy Lewey.

Tickets for this festival are on sale now. They are $18 per performance, and available for purchase on

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:

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