THE 7th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm
WHERE: Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken
The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey’s established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances.
The 7TH ANNUAL NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by Michele Aldin Kushner, Brad Baron, Eric Conger, Marian Calabro, Oded Gross, Joseph Gallo, Midge Guerrera, Chisa Hutchinson, Lisa Huberman, David Hilder, Stephen Hiltner, Angela Kariotis, Dano Madden, Lynn Marie Macy, TS Murphy, Lisa Mary MacNair, Chris O'Connor, Nicole Pandolfo, Barry M. Putt Jr., Lillian Ribeiro, Dnia Ramos, Megan Sass, Brendon Votkipka, David Lee White, Stanley Werse, & Amy Witting
Directors include Mark Cirnigliaro, Nathanial Claridad, Rodney Gilbert, Rose Ginsberg, Steve Gaissert, Andrew Willis-Woodward, Sarah Wolff, & More!
About THE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
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
About Mile Square Theatre
Mile Square Theatre was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Chris O’Connor as a non-profit professional theatre. Its mission is to enrich and engage the region through the production of professional theatre and innovative arts education. MST produces professional theatre year round, including shows for young audiences and its annual festival of plays about baseball, 7th Inning Stretch. MST is excited to collaborate with #1MPF and to present The One-Minute Play Festival in its new Hoboken venue. MST also offers other community building programs, including the MST Dance Academy and MST Theatre classes.
MST Season Sponsorships: Academy Bus, CSBK, Bijou Properties, Ironstate, Jet.com, The Kocis Family, The Kowalski Family, The O'Callaghan Family, The Rockefeller Group. Mile Square Theatre is supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of state, a partner agency of the National endowment for the arts and by funds from the national endowment for the arts, administered by the Hudson county office of cultural & heritage affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance.