Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only. Saturday, January 5th at 8pm, Sunday, January 6th at 8pm, & Monday, January 7th at 8pm. All performances are at Boston Playwrights' Theatre (949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA). Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.BostonPlaywrights.org.

"We're thrilled to continue the partnership between 1MPF and Boston Playwrights' Theatre for the 8th year in a row." says 1MPF's producing AD, Dominic D'Andrea. "At this moment of political and social unrest, bringing together a community of artists to do the work that we love feels more important than ever."

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by

Emma Adler, Rosanna Alfaro, David Beardsley, Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, Lisa Burdick, Daniel Blanda, Mary Conroy, Ana Candida Carneiro, Thom Dunn, Fabiola Decius, Brendan Doris-Pierce, Elizabeth DuPre, Steve Faria, Jessica Foster, Kalen Feeney, Dante Flores, Peter M. Floyd, Tai Feaster, Andrea Fleck Clardy, Marzie Ghasempour, Deirdre Girard, Ken Green, Patrick Gabridge, Hortense Gerardo, David Valdes Greenwood, Silva Graziano, John Greiner-Ferris, Colleen Hughes, Greg Hovanesian, Sara Horatius, Greg Lam, Ginger Lazarus, Erin Lerch, Christopher Lockheardt, Walt McGough, Jeni Mahoney, Adara Meyers, Lesley Moreau, Gillian Mackay-Smith, Mal Malme, Nina Louise Morrison, Grant MacDermott, James McLindon, Mwalim, David Mulie, Samantha Noble, Laura Neill, Jack Neary, Rosa Nagle, Laura Neubauer, Payne Ratner, Andrew Sianez-De La O, Cassie M. Seinuk, Kelly Smith, Donna Sorbello, James Peter Sotis, Jaymes Sanchez, Noah Tobin, Jaclyn Villano, Caity-Shea Violette, & Debbie Wiess!

Directed by

Hatem Adell, Liz Adams, Mikey DiLoreto, Rem Myers, Steve Faria, David Marino, Alex Smith, Kelly Smith, James Peter Sotis, & Jess Viator

Tickets: $20. Tickets are currently available at www.BostonPlaywrights.org.

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

Boston Playwrights' Theatre was founded in 1981 at Boston University by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) is an award-winning professional theatre dedicated to new works. At the heart of BPT's mission is the production of new plays by alumni of its M.F.A. Playwriting Program, the latter in collaboration with Boston University's renowned School of Theatre. The program's award-winning alumni have been produced in regional and New York houses, as well as in London's West End. BPT's productions have been honored with numerous regional and Boston awards, including numerous IRNE Awards for Best New Script and Boston Critics' Association Elliot Norton Awards. www.BostonPlaywrights.org

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