The One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
The 5th New Jersey One-minute Play Festival will be presented on Sunday May 3rd, & Monday May 4th at 8:00pm at Luna Stage (555 Valley Rd). Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at www.lunastage.org, or by phone ( 973-395-5551) or in person Tues.-Fri. from 10am-3pm.
One-minute plays by established and emerging New Jersey playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF's unique playmaking process. The festival will feature works by Michele Aldin, Sonya Aronowitz, Ben Clawson, Chris Cragin-Day, Clare Drobot, Jonathan Elliott, Lynne Elson, Phoebe Farber, Ivan Fuller, Hope Gatto, Midge Guerrera, David Hilder, Stephen Hiltner, Jon Hoche, Chisa Hutchinson, Stephen Kaplan, Angela Kariotis, Lynn Marie Macy, Dano Madden, Benjamin Marshall, Nicole Pandolfo, Joe Parazycki, Barry Putt, Dania Ramos, Lia Romeo, KJ Sanchez, Christine J Schmidt, Brad Vile, Stan Werse, David Lee White, & Amy WittingDirected by Drew Dix, John Keller, Steve Gaissert, Rachel Black Spaulding, Dan Swern, & Artem Yatsunov
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, was founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D'Andrea . #1MPF is a 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 ages, genders, races, 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 to 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
For over two decades, Luna Stage has produced thought-provoking theatre that gives voice to emerging American playwrights and re-examines contemporary and classic plays that speak to our times. As producer, educator and innovator, Luna Stage is committed to collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines and community partners to illuminate the diverse perspectives of society. Luna Stage, a proud member of Valley Arts, is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. The theatre is handicapped accessible and offers assistive listening devices.