Sixth Annual Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Returns to Anchorage

Sixth Annual Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Returns to Anchorage

The ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its sixth year, in partnership with Perseverance Theatre at the Alaska Center For The Performing Arts. The 6th Annual Alaska 1MPF runs two performances only; Sunday, March 17 & Monday, March 18 at 8pm. All performances are at The Alaska Center For The Performing Arts (621 West 6th Ave, Anchorage AK 99501). Tickets, priced at $20, are available at Centertix.com or by calling (907)263-ARTS (2787).

The 6th ANNUAL ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by

Rudy Ascott, Gregory Aldrich, Caleb Bourgeois, Joshua Branstetter, Allen Bailey, Amy Cropp, Matt Collins, Nathan Hall, Jason Hodges, Steven Hunt, Matt Jardin, Matthew Kress, Geoff Kirsch, Elisa Hitchcock, Frank Katasse, Heather Laverne, Joshua Lowman, Thomas Moran, Mark Muro, Dawson Moore, Jill Neimeyer, Andréa Onstad, Amy O'Neill Houck, Richard Perry, John Parsi, Paul Rios, Heath E. Robertson, Mollie Ramos, Kristen Ritter, Lucas Rowley, Michael Shaeffer, Carey Seward, Vera Starbard, Holly Stanton, Warren Weinstein Allison Akootchook Warden, & Carl Young

Directed by
Darryl Akins, Joshua Branstetter, Amanda Cantrell, John Kendall, MaryAlice Lovel Larmi, John Parsi, Paul Rios, & Warren Weinstein

Curated and led by Dominic D'Andrea & Caitlin Wees

THE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) is America's largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is a social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres and/or social organizations sharing playwright, educational or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents 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 ticket sales. 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, theatre program in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, playwrights salaried commissions, community access projects, arts workshops and other social and artistic initiatives.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in over 20 cities including: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis and more, with partnering institutions including Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens Theater, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor's Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks, ACT Seattle, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Samuel D. Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés and over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

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