Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre This Weekend

Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre This Weekend

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Pheonix Theatre announce The Basile One-Minute Play Festival, running for three performances only.

The event is set for tonight, March 22, at 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 23, at 5:00 pm and Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Featuring Over 50 Brand New One-Minute Plays by:

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

Directed by: Bryan Fonseca, Katelyn Coyne, Lori Reffel, Ryan O'Shea, Scot Greenwell, and Rob Johansen.

Curated by: Dominic D'Andrea.

Tickets are $18. For tickets and information, call 317.635.7529 or visit www.phoenixtheatre.org.

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

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