Speakeysie News Desk — July 13, 2019
The 8th Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns to for its 8th year, in partnership with Actor’s Express. The 8th Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival runs two performances only; July 28 & 29 at 8 PM. All performances are at Actor’s Express (887 W Marietta St NW). Tickets, priced at $20, are available at actors-express.com
The 8th Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival will feature brand new one-minute plays by:
Vanessa Aranegui, Nicole B. Adkins, Tramaine Brathwaite, Mark Steven Brown, Frances Chang, Greg Carraway, Peter Dakutis, Jessica De Maria, Phillip Depoy Liz Dooley, Annie Harrison Elliott, Rachel Graf Evans, Andy Fleming, Rachel Frawley, Jon Goode, Neeley Gossett, Daniel Guyton, Michael Henry Harris, Hillary R. Heath, Patricia Henritze, Dani Herd, Quinn Xavier Hernandez, Keely L. Herrick, Sarah Beth Hester, Sarah Alison Hodge, Adam Jaffe, Nicole Kemper, Mark Kendall, Barbara Kimmel, Hank Kimmel, Laura King, Jake Krakovsky, Sloka Krishnan, Melissa Kunnap, Anterior Leverett, Lee Lyons, Laura Meyers, Joshua Mikel, Daphne Mintz, Brandon Mitchell, Patrick Morgan, Tuwanda Muhammad, Amina S. McIntyre, Grant McGowen, Lee Nowell, Skye Passmore, Natasha Patel, Jill Patrick, Tamil Periasamy, Cameryn Richardson, Liz Schad, Mike Schatz, Chris Schulz, Marki Shalloe, Brian Ashton Smith, Mia Kristin Smith, Sherri Sutton, Ben Thorpe, Pamela Turner, Jasmine Waters, & Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Directed by: Brandon Mitchell, Damian Lockhart, Hillary Heath, Jacob McKee, Jessica Browder, Kayla Parker, Mary Saville, Melissa Kunnapp, Rebeca Robles, Sarah Alison Hodges, & Zack Georgian
Curated and led by Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees
PERFORAMNCE DATES & TICKETS The 8th Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Sunday, July 28th at 8pm Monday, July 29th at 8pm
Tickets are $20. Purchase tickets online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS The Arthur M. Blank Foundation’s Audience Building Roundtable Bloomberg Philanthropies Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Arts Fund City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Council for the Arts
Holland IT Consulting Kilpatrick Townsend National Endowment for the Arts The Charles Loridans Foundation The Shubert Foundation Thompson Hine WarnerMedia
Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
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, and co-led by Caitlin Wees. #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, 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: http://www.oneminuteplayfestival.com
ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta’s artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta’s reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance. Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.