The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and New Georges present
THE 2nd GEORGE SAND INVITATIONAL ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
SATURDAY, JAN 31ST at 5:00PM & SUNDAY, FEB 1ST AT 5:00PM
CITY CENTER STAGE II
(where New Georges is hosted by Women’s Project Theater)
131 WEST 56th STREET
Tickets are $20 — on sale right here!
Even with all these plays, less than 90 minutes — Super Bowl Sunday, home well before half-time!
With brand-new one-minute plays by these great writers:
Mallery Avidon, Sofia Alvarez, Jenny Lyn Bader, Trista Baldwin, Clare Barron, Neena Beber, Eliza Bent, Bekah Brunstetter, Hilary Bettis, Eleanor Burgess, Helen Banner, Katie Baldwin Eng, Barbara Cassidy, Emily Chadick Weiss, Kim Davies, Emily DeVoti, Meghan Deans, LaShea Delaney, Susan Soon He Stanton, Gina Femia, Lauren Feldman, Lauren Ferebee, Lindsey Ferrentino, Stephanie Fleischmann, Dipika Guha, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Anna Greenfield, Julia Holleman, Karen Hartman, Amina Henry, Elizabeth Irwin, Krista Knight, Carson Kreitzer, Claire Kiechel, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Andrea Lepcio, Kimber Lee, Erin Mallon, Cheri Magid, Winter Miller, Anna Moench, Chiori Miyagawa, Deb Margolin, Wendy MacLeod, Rosemary Moore, Momoko Ogata, Kristen Palmer, Julia Pearlstein, Normandy Raven Sherwood, Molly Rice, Lynn Rosen, Emily Bohannon, Heidi Armbruster, Jen Silverman, Jenny Schwartz, Sarah Sander, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Ariel Stess, Saviana Stanescu, Riti Sachdeva, Cori Thomas, Liz Thaler, Melisa Tien, Leah Nanako Winkler, Lauren Yee, Jenny Rachel Weiner, Brenda Withers, Barbara Wiechmann, Valerie Work, Kathryn Walat & Anna Ziegler
Directed by ELEVEN winning directors: Tea Alagic/Lyto Triantafyllidou, Kathleen Amshoff, Jessica Bauman, Morgan Gould, Morgan Green, Portia Krieger, Sarah Krohn, Annie Levy, Colette Robert & Annie Tippe
Curated by the one & only Dominic D’Andrea
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea .#1MPF is barometer project, which 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 orcommunity-specific missions across the country. #1MPF creates locally sourced playwright-focused community events, withthe goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, andpoints 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 the work. 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, 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, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & close to 600 famous, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com
NEW GEORGES, founded in 1992, invests in artists (who are women) of assertive imagination – as individuals, as collaborators, and as a community – and advances exuberantly theatrical new plays. They have premiered 41 new full-length plays and 11 festivals of new work; hundreds of original works have passed through New Georges’ workspace, The Room, on their way to venues in New York City and beyond. In addition to producing regular seasons, the company is a play and artist development organization, providing essential resources and opportunities to a community of adventurous women artists. Their production of Kate Benson’s A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES was a New York Times Critics’ Pick in 2014 and will be re-mounted at City Center Stage II in association with Women’s Project Theater in January ’15; Peggy Stafford’s MOTEL CHERRY was a Huffington Post Best of 2012; Eisa Davis’ Angela’s Mixtape was one of The New Yorker’s “Best Off-Broadway Shows of 2009;” and Jenny Schwartz’s God’s Ear was a Time Out New York “Top Ten of 2007” and transferred to the Vineyard Theatre in 2008. Plays premiered at New Georges have been published by Faber & Faber, Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Seagull Books and Vintage, and have received Susan Smith Blackburn and Kesselring prizes. www.newgeorges.org