3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Kicks Off Today

Casting has been announced for The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, onstage at Boston Playwrights' Theatre today, Jan. 4-6.

Participating actors include Danny Balel, Shanae Burch, Kelly Chick, Gabriel Graetz, Anthony Rhys Jenkins, Chelsea Schmidt, Lynn Wilcott, Tony R. Rios, Jeff Marcus, Zach McCoubry, Rick Chason, Rachel Kurnos, Ashley Risteen, Elbert Joseph, Aeansly Hunter, Terry Deletetsky, Sophorl Ngin, Michelle Dowd, Stephen Faria, Zach Winston, Rachel Katherine Alexander, Alyssa Purnhagen, Kevin Paquette, Tim Hoover, Katelyn Beaudoin, Kervin Germain, Joseph Freeman, Rob Orzalli, Obehi Janice, Sara Burns, Samantha Evans, Michael Dwan Singh, Jadira Figueroa, Charlotte Kinder, Alexandria King, Steven Lee, Alexandra Truppi, Angie Keefe, Laurel Hill, MargaRita Martinez, Nash Hightower, Michael Knowlton, Chris Otto, Scot Colford, Morgan Bernhard, Brooks Reeves, Alli Engelsma-Mosser, Gillian Mackay-Smith, Louise Hamill, Kaitee Tredway, Ceit Zweil, Melissa Jesser, Jacqui Dupre, Patrick Curran, Troy Barboza, Kyle Cherry, Adam Thenhaus, Anna Waldron, Meredith Stypinski, Jeanine B. Frost, Diego Buscaglia, Andrew Oberstein and Cameron Gosselin.

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (Kate Snodgrass, Artistic Director) continue their dynamic partnership with The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit BPT's artist residency programming.

The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival will be presented today, Jan 4, Sunday, Jan 5, and Monday, Jan 6-all at 8 p.m. at BPT (949 Commonwealth Ave.). Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at 866-811-4111 and BostonPlaywrights.org.

The performance on Sunday Jan 5, at 8 p.m., will be livestreamed on Howlround.com's HowlroundTV at livestream.com/newplay.

One-minute plays by more than 50 established and emerging Boston area playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF's unique playmaking process. This year's festival will feature works by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, Jack Neary, Elisabeth Burdick, Steven Bogart, Bill Doncaster, Stephen Faria, Peter Floyd, Patrick Gabridge, Deirdre Girard, Rosanna Alfaro, Kirsten Greenidge, Israel Horovitz, Colleen Hughes, Dan Hunter, Emily Kaye Lazzaro, Christopher Lockheardt, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Walt McGough, James McLindon, Rick Park, John Shea, Matt Mayerchak, Donna Sorbello, Mwalim *7 (MJ Peters), Heather Houston, Thom Dunn, Michael Bradford, Eleanor Burgess, David Valdes Greenwood, Tyler Monroe, Nina Louise Morrison, Lindsay Soson, Noah Tobin, Lila Rose Kaplan, Ginger Lazarus, Joyce Van Dyke, Obehi Janice, Clifford Odle, Cliff Blake, Robbi D'Allessandro, Mary Conroy, Shari D. Frost, Steven Barkhimer, Karmo Sanders, Payne Ratner, Terrence Kidd, Cassie M. Seinuk, Ceelia Raker, James Ferguson, Jess Foster, John Greiner-Ferris, Fiona Kyle, Laura Neubauer, Max Mondi, Mike Meadors and MJ Halberstadt.

Directed by Hatem Adell, Lucy Gram, Sam Lassman, Caitlin Lowans, Jeff Mosser, Megan Muller, Megan Sandberg-Zakian, Vicki Schairer, James Peter Sotis and Anna Trachtman

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is a barometer project that 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 to support. The goal is to find ways to give back to the artists in each community directly. 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, Israel Horovitz, 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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