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The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices at INTAR

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

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The One-Minute Play Festival & INTAR Theatre Present

The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices

Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th 2013

Streaming on HowlRoundTV Sunday at 8PM EST

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INTAR Theatre

500 West 52nd Street

Tickets are $20 and available at www.intartheatre.org

Featuring brand new one-minute plays by:

José Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz, Migdalia Cruz, Caridad Svich, Julián Mesri, Matthew Paul Olmos, christopher oscar peña, Flor De Liz Perez, Carmen Rivera, Tatiana Suarez-Pico, Andrea Thome, Cándido Tirado, Juan Franciso Villa, Maria Alexandria Beech, Raúl Castillo, Julissa Contreras, Fernanda Coppel, Michael John Garcés, Carlos Murillo, J. Julian Christopher, Alejandro Morales, Matt Barbot , Richard Montoya, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Marisela Treviño Orta, Percy Rodriguez , Jerry Ruiz , Eddie Nelson Cardona Jr. , Mando Alvarado, Dacyl Aveco, Virginia Grise, & more.

Directed by:
Daniel Jaquez, Rebecca Martinez, Melissa Crespo, Brisa Areli Muñoz, Natalia Hernandez, Carlos Armesto. 

Curated by:
Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D’Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and INTAR Theatre (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director; John McCormack, Executive Director) are continuing their dynamic partnership to present the The 2nd Annual New York One-Minute Play Festival Of Latino Voices, one half of the proceeds from which will benefit INTAR Theatre’s community programming, fellowships, and artistic residency programming for young actors known as Unit 52.

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 or community-specific missions across the country. In each city, #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 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 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

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INTAR (International Arts Relations, Inc.) is an organization committed to the development of “theater arts without borders.” Over the past four decades, INTAR has produced classics, Latino adaptations of classics, cabarets, and 70 world premiers of plays written by Latino-Americans, including 2005 Oscar nominee Jose Rivera and Pulitzer Prize recipient Nilo Cruz.

INTAR, one of the United States’ longest running Latino theater producing in English, works to nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists; produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives; and, make accessible the diversity inherent in America’s cultural heritage.

To date, the theater has commissioned, developed, and produced works by more than 175 Latino writers, composers, and choreographers. It has assisted hundreds of Latino playwrights, directors, and actors in obtaining their first professional theater credits, union memberships, and reviews in English-language media. “There’s scarcely a Latino artist in America who hasn’t been supported or trained or produced by INTAR,” according to The New York Times.

For more info visit: www.intartheatre.org

The One-Minute Play Festival Announces The 2013/14 National Season

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

 

 

 

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The One-Minute Play Festival, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea announces returning and new partnerships for the 2013/14 season.

Read the full announcement at

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The 2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices

In Partnership With INTAR Theatre

 October 25th & 26th 2013

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 The 4th Annual San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Playwrights Foundation

December 15th & 16th 2013

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The 4th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Boston Playwrights Theatre

January 4th, 5th, & 6th 2014

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The 4th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Passage Theatre

 January 18th & 19th 2014

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The 2nd South Florida One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership The Historic Deering Estate @ Cutler

 January 25th & 26th 2014

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The 2nd Annual Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With EMP Collective

 February 8th & 9th 2014

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The 2nd Annual Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Mixed Blood Theatre (and an additional community partner to be announced.)

 February 15th & 16th 2014

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The 1st Indianapolis One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Phoenix Theatre

 March 22nd, 23rd, & 24th 2014

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The 8th New York One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Primary Stages at 59e59 Theatre

 March 30th 2014

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The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Perseverance Theatre

 April 12th, 13th, & 14th 2014

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The 4th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival

  In Partnership With Victory Gardens Theater

 May 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2014

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The 1st Seattle One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)

 May 10th, 11th, & 12th 2014

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The 3rd Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Actor’s Express

 June 8th, 9th, & 10th 2014

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The 1st Washington, D.C. One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Round House Theatre

 July 12th, 13th, & 14th 2014

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The 2nd Annual Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With InterAct Theatre

 August 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2014

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The 1st Dallas One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Kitchen Dog Theatre

 August 16th, 17th & 18th 2014

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The 1st Austin One-Minute Play Festival

 In Partnership With Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks

 August 28th, 29th, & 30th 2014

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Additional Festivals To Be Announced At A Later Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Announcing The First Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival With InterAct Theatre Company

June 10, 2013 1 comment

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The One-Minute Play Festival & InterAct Theatre Company

Present:

The First Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival

Monday July 29th, Tuesday July 30th, and Wednesday July 31st at 8PM

At InterAct Theatre Company

2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 568-8077

Tickets are $20 and availablehere 

After a year of community and consensus building workshop sessions with the Philadelphia artistic community, the First Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival will be the result of a yearlong collaboration between InterAct Theatre Company and NY-based company, The One-Minute Play Festival. One half of the proceeds from which will benefit the fledgling The Philadelphia New Play Initiative.

One-minute plays by nearly 50 established and emerging Philadelphia playwrights were commissioned for this event, and were developed with OMPF’s playmaking process.

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays By:

Ian August, P. Seth Bauer, Barbara Bellman, BJ Burton, Joe Byers, Jim Christy, Joy Cutler, WIllaim DiCanzio, Paula Diehl, Alex Dremann, Quinn Eli, Jeremy Gable, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Brian Grace-Duff, Katharine Clark Gray, Lindsay Harris-Friel, Warren Hoffman, Michael Hollinger, Ken Kaissar, Arden Kass, Sharon Kling, Julia Lopez, Sarah Mantell, Kathryn Petersen, David Robson, Jackie Ruggiero, John Stanton, Samuel Toll, Walt Vail, Nick Wardigo, David Strattan White, Douglas Williams, A. Zell Williams, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Robin Rodriguez, Mark Costello, Bill D’Agostino, Annie Such, Sara Madden, Chris Davis, Kate Brennan, Elizabeth Scanlon, Wally Zialcita, and Seth Rozin

 

Directed By

Daniel Student, Nicholas Gray, Seth Reichgott, Liam Castellan, Meghann Williams, Tina Brock,  Terry Brennan, Noah Herman, and Michael Durkin

Curated By OMPF Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by Dominic D’Andrea, which works in partnership with theatres who share playwright or community-specific missions across the country. OMPF creates local playwright-focused community events, using a specific playmaking process, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing the culture of playwrights of different age, gender, race culture, and points of career. OMPF attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

OMPF is the only major American One-Minute Play Festival, and has developed a specific methodology and ideology for one-minute playmaking and community engagement.

For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

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InterAct is a theatre for today’s world, dedicated to commissioning, developing and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political and cultural issues of our time.  Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, InterAct is the Philadelphia region’s leading producer of new plays.

For more information visit: interacttheatre.org

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Announcing the 3rd Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival at Victory Gardens Theater

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The One-Minute Play Festival & Victory Gardens Theater Present

The Third Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival

Monday June 17th at 8PM and Tuesday June 18th at 8PM

At The Biograph Theater

2433 North Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il 60614

(773) 871-3000

Tickets are $18 and available here

After two previous years of sold out performances, Victory Gardens Theater will again partner with the NY-based company, The One-Minute Play Festival to bring The Third Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) back to the Biograph Theatre. One half of the proceeds from which will benefit VG’s community-based programming.

One-minute plays by nearly 60 established and emerging Chicago playwrights were commissioned for this special annual event, and developed with OMPF’s playmaking process.

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays By

David Cerda, Phillip Dawkins, Lonnie Carter, Randall Colburn, Dana Lynn Formby, Stephen Grush, Patrick McLean, Joel Drake Johnson, Bilal Dardai, Usman Ally, Laura Jacqmin, Mike Ervin, Seth Bockley, Evan Linder, Jake Minton, Nick Patricca, Caitlin Montanye Parrish, Arlene Malinowski, Nambi E. Kelley, Robert Tenges, Carlos Murillo, Emily Schwartz , Reeny Hofricher, Joe Wescott, Scott T. Barsotti, Joe Zarrow, Rachel Claff , Aaron Weissman, Jon Steinhagen, Edgar Sanchez, Brian Golden, Leean Torsky, Ike Holter , Tanya Saracho, S.L. Daniels, Calamity West, Tim Paul, Joel Kim Booster, Dani Bryant , Emma Stanton, Rachel Caris-Love, Stephen Ptacek, Andrew Bailes, Axel Arth, Jenny Seidelman, Francesca Peppiatt, Reginald Edmund, Caroline Moseley, Tiffani Swalley, Andrew Bayiates, Alex Lubischer, Carolyn Kras, Tony Werner, Dan Caffrey, Brooke Allen, Lily Mooney, Tania Richard, and more!

Directed By

Will Rogers, Jeffry Stanton, Jess McLeod, Jason Gerace, Adam Webster, Sydney Chatman, Sarah Gitenstein, James Palmer, Lavina Jadhwani, and Scott Weinsten.

Curated By OMPF Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by Dominic D’Andrea, which works in partnership with theatres who share playwright or community-specific missions across the country. OMPF creates local playwright-focused community events, using a specific playmaking process, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing the culture of playwrights of different age, gender, race culture, and points of career. OMPF attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

OMPF is the only major American One-Minute Play Festival, and has developed a specific methodology and ideology for one-minute playmaking and community engagement.

Notable Alums include: David Henry Hwang, Tina Howe, Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Kristoffer Diaz, Donald Margulies, Craig Lucas, Lisa Loomer, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Michael John Garces, Jason Grote, Mike Daisey, and others.

OMPF has partnered with theaters in over a dozen cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Brunswick, Trenton, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and others.

For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

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Under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew, Victory Gardens Theater is dedicated to artistic excellence while creating a vital, contemporary American Theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through quality productions of challenging new plays and musicals.

Victory Gardens Theater is a leader in developing and producing new theatre work and cultivating an inclusive theater community. Victory Gardens’ core strengths are nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new plays, reflecting the diversity of our city’s and nation’s culture through engaging diverse communities, and in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, bringing art and culture to our city’s active student population.

http://www.victorygardens.org/

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Announcing The 2nd Annual Atlanta OMPF In Partnership With Actor’s Express

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The One-Minute Play Festival & Actor’s Express Present

The Second Annual Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival

Monday June 10th at 8PM and Tuesday June 11th at 8PM

At Actor’s Express

887 West Marietta St NW # J107 Atlanta, GA 30318

(404) 875-1606

Tickets are $20 and availablehere starting next week.

One-minute plays by nearly 40 established and emerging Atlanta playwrights were commissioned for this special annual event, and developed with OMPF’s playmaking process.

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays By:

Topher Nixon Payne, Margaret Baldwin, Addae Moon, Gabrielle Fulton, Pamela Turner, Theroun Patterson, Karla Jennings, Neeley Gossett, Patricia Henritze, Steve Yockey, Lee Nowell, Phillip DePoy, Peter Hardy, Daryl Fazio, Hank Kimmel, Robin Seidman, Greg Carraway, Nick Boretz, Amina McIntyre, Doug Graham, Lisa Brathwaite, Paris Crayton III, Michael Haverty, Jon Ludwig, Vynnie Meli, Grant McGowen, Suehyla el-Attar, Marki Shalloe, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, Ralph Del Rosario, Megan Hayes, Mike Schatz, Travis Sharp, Matt Myers, Katie Grant Shalin, Jordan Pulliam, Sherri Denise Sutton, Michael Henry Harris, Gabriel Jason Dean, & more!

Directed By

Justin Anderson, Jaclyn Hofmann, Grant McGowen, Ellen McQueen, Sherri Denise Sutton, Veronika Duerr, Christina Hoff, & Nichole Palmietto.

Curated By OMPF Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by Dominic D’Andrea, which works in partnership with theatres who share playwright or community-specific missions across the country. OMPF creates local playwright-focused community events, using a specific playmaking process, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing the culture of playwrights of different age, gender, race culture, and points of career. OMPF attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

OMPF is the only major American One-Minute Play Festival, and has developed a specific methodology and ideology for one-minute playmaking and community engagement.

Notable Alums include: David Henry Hwang, Tina Howe, Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Kristoffer Diaz, Donald Margulies, Craig Lucas, Lisa Loomer, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Michael John Garces, Jason Grote, Mike Daisey, and others.

OMPF has partnered with theaters in over a dozen cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Brunswick, Trenton, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and others.

For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

Actor’s Express is a theatre that challenges and reflects contemporary human experiences in an inclusive environment. We seek to jumpstart individual transformations through the shared adventure of our live performances, which range from daringly provocative to audaciously hilarious.

Actor’s Express constantly develops new talent, pushes boundaries and encourages people to question their place in the world. Our work creates emotional connections between audience and artist, catalyzing discussion on the complex issues of the contemporary human experience. We stay one step ahead of the conversation – our audiences expect to be challenged when they attend our programming.

We firmly believe the relevance and vitality of the American theatre depends upon a continual infusion of new work and the nurturing of new playwrights. Playwrights are the chroniclers, critics and prophets of our times. They offer stories about the way we live, love, and sacrifice, and provide new insights into our shared humanity. Actor’s Express is committed to championing the emerging voices of the American stage.

Our primary goals are four-fold: 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 rigorous 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.

http://www.actors-express.com

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OMPF At The Brick Theater’s 10 Year Anniversary Gala

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The One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) Will Present:

15+ Brand New “Stealth” One-Minute Plays for the Brick Theater’s 10th Anniversary Gala:

Decennial: A Brick Odyssey

ONE PERFORMANCES ONLY: Monday March 25th at 7PM

At The Brooklyn Brewery

79 N 11th St

Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $40 and available at

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/921661/prm/presale

Facebook Invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/457404474281861/?fref=ts

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by:

Neil LaBute, Greg Kotis, Mike Daisey, Bathsheba Doran, Rachel Axler, Kristoffer Diaz, Qui Nguyen, Robert Askins, Kirsten Greenidge, Mac Rogers, John DeVore, Eliza Bent, & Adam Szymkowicz

Cast:

Susan Louise O’Connor*, William Jackson Harper*, Kathryn Kates*, Neimah Djourabchi*, Amy Staats*, Amy Jo Jackson*, Sean Carvajal, Robert Askins, Christy Escobar, Jennifer Harder, & more. 

Directed by:

Dominic D’Andrea (Producing Artistic Director of OMPF)

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  Morgan Gould (Assoc. Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

* Actors appear courtesy of AEA.

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The Brick Theater, Inc is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—The Brick.

The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series, and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg’s profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment.

The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home, and to serve as Williamsburg’s primary incubator of innovative theater arts.

Winner of the The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. The Brick and its company, The Brick Theater, Inc, were founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space.

The Brick has been home to many critically acclaimed premieres, including Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (ITBA Award Winner—Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Performance Art Production), and Greed: a Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Thomas Bradshaw and Nick Jones.

The Summer Theme Festival Series presented The Hell Festival in 2004, The Moral Values Festival in 2005, The $ellout Festival in 2006, The Pretentious Festival in 2007, The Film Festival: A Theater Festival in 2008, The Antidepressant Festival in 2009, The Too Soon Festival in 2010, The Comic Book Theater Festival in 2011 and Democracy this coming June of 2012. In addition, The Brick has also produced a short-works program called Brick-a-Brac, a collection of holiday-themed one-act plays known as The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee, the hugely successful New York Clown Theatre Festival (the first of its kind in New York in over twenty years), and the annual Game Play festival (which celebrates video games performance arts).

 

 

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Mixed Blood’s Amanda White Thietje on Radical Hospitality

February 28, 2013 Leave a comment

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Mixed Blood Theatre was founded by Jack Reuler 37 seasons ago, in 1976, with a mission to “promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence, using theater to address artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society”. That commitment to outreach is still central to our work at the theatre today, and continues to shape access and audience engagement efforts in every form. The notion of removing barriers is at the heart of Mixed Blood’s work.

Radical Hospitality, the no-cost admission effort that is changing the way we operate at Mixed Blood, started as a program that allowed the theatre to give away half of the seats for every performance—at no cost.  The initiative came out of almost a decade of research and strategic planning around creating greater access to live theatre for Twin Cities audiences.  An informal and staff-driven “strategic plan” was established in 1999-2000, and it guided operating ideals for the organization until a formal plan was introduced by the Board some years later. In pursuit of these strategic commitments, Mixed Blood built a foundation of access efforts that would support the coming decade.   With the belief that who attends the theatre is at least as important as how many attend, Mixed Blood staff and Board spent these years exploring ways in which to eliminate barriers to access.

In 2009, with funding from the newly established Minnesota Legacy amendment (which allowed for an increase in state sales tax with a dedicated percentage of that increase to go to the arts) to support this research, Mixed Blood staff and Board conducted a formal strategic planning process and revisited mission, vision, and core values.  Connecting mission, a vision that includes revolutionizing access, a core value of being egalitarian, and a strategic goal of developing new methods to attract and retain targeted audiences, they went in pursuit of a direct answer to the question, “What are the barriers to access for live theatre in the Twin Cities?”

That year, Mixed Blood hired a disability liaison and a Latino liaison, and a Latino Advisory Council was established.  Focus groups with leaders of disability organizations were conducted. Both groups identified cost and cultural content as barriers to participation.

In 2010, at the recommendation of Artistic Director Jack Reuler, Mixed Blood’s Board got right to the heart of the matter and explored the idea of “free theatre,” bringing in MBA students, IT specialists, and other consultants, and ultimately unanimously endorsed the launch of what would be known as Radical Hospitality.

2011 brought a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, supported by Legacy Funds, that allowed Mixed Blood to explore, launch and analyze Radical Hospitality. Eight months of development (including research into TCG’s Free Night of Theatre, Signature’s ticket initiative, and the Public’s Shakespeare in the Park) led to Radical Hospitality’s launch.

We opened the doors on September 6th, 2011, not sure what to expect, and there was a line outside waiting for Radical Hospitality tickets.  It works like this: two hours prior to show time, the Box Office releases available RH admission to anyone who walks up and requests a seat in person.  Mixed Blood has committed to reserving a significant percentage of the House for no-cost admission, and as a rule we try to keep it at around 50% of the theatre’s seats.  If someone wants to guarantee their admission, and not risk trying for a walk-up seat, they can reserve their seats ahead of time for a $20 fee. Starting 2 hours prior to show time, when RH admissions are opened, it is no longer possible to purchase a seat.  Anyone approaching the Box Office for a ticket is given one at no cost, and asked to make a donation if they are uncomfortable accepting complementary admission.  In addition to offering no-cost seats to our guests, Mixed Blood’s Disability Advisory Council advised that another major barrier to access for our guests with disabilities is transportation—as a result, Mixed Blood established a partnership with Red & White Cab in the Twin Cities to offer free round-trip cab rides to any audience members self-identifying with a disability.

While we may have been under the impression initially that Radical Hospitality was a “free ticket program”, we have since come to our senses.  It has changed the way we function both internally and externally, requiring a different staff structure (instead of Marketing and Development managers, we now have a Community Outreach team), a new grassroots way of thinking about advertising and marketing, and a different way of considering guest loyalty when cost is no longer a strong incentive.  It also presents an ever-evolving opportunity to learn from our non-traditional theatregoers.   Over the first season of Radical Hospitality, our audience taught us that that their preferred method of contact with the theatre and its programming is not always in our space: enter Producer in Residence Jamil Jude and the Free Speech program, born out of Radical Hospitality and designed to give our audience access to Mixed Blood way beyond their time in the Firehouse.  Free Speech allows audience members to share their opinions, questions, insights, accusations and suggestions publicly via Twitter, Facebook, our blog, and even on our Lobby walls.

Jamil and the staff conduct post-show Forums after every performance, and a Mixed Blood staffer live tweets these conversations to loop in anyone participating from outside the theatre. We host at least one Tweet seat night during each run—we started our first Tweet Seat night last season with Jamil and me and a friend of Jack’s who I suspect just felt sorry for us…this season, we’re filling the back row of the theatre some nights.  Each Sunday matinee in the run is followed by a Salon panel discussion on specific topics curated by Jamil and various community liaisons and is open to the public.

In its first season, 47% of Radical Hospitality users were 30 or younger, 33% of them reported annual household incomes of $25,000 or less, and 30% were people of color.  Following Next to Normal, the first show of our second season, 60% of Radical Hospitality users were 30 or younger, 37% of them reported an annual household income of $25,000 or less, and 30% of them were people of color.

Radical Hospitality requires just over $200,000 annually to thrive—this amount is extracted from the organizational budget for ticket income replacement, operations, fundraising and audience development efforts. We continue to seek out individual, corporate, foundation and government support.  Mixed Blood also asks its supporters who are able to consider “paying it forward” by providing a seat in the theatre for someone who might not otherwise have been able to afford the experience.  If our guests are not able to pay something for admission, we ask them to keep coming back to the theatre, again and again, and bring friends with them. It is Mixed Blood’s hope that in doing so, guesets will voluntarily become supporters of a vision that offers access to live theatre for everyone.

On a personal note, I believe that access to the arts is a quality of life issue: just like food, shelter and purpose, the opportunity for creative exploration is important to health.  I am a proud proponent of Radical Hospitality’s spirit; I believe that in the coming seasons, we’ll have the data we need to determine whether or not in addition to allowing for greater diversity in our audiences, access to the arts creates more arts “users” in our community at large.

 

-Amanda White Thietje

 

http://www.mixedblood.com/radical-hospitality 

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Announcing The 1st Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival In Partnership With Mixed Blood Theatre

January 31, 2013 2 comments

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The One-Minute Play Festival and Mixed Blood Theatre Present:

THE 1st MINNEAPOLIS ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY: Sun Mar 3rd, Mon Mar 4th, Tues, Mar 5th  All at 8PM

At Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 S4th St

Minneapolis, MN

Tickets are $20 and available at

Mixedblood.com

Radical Hospitality no-cost admission is available on

Tuesday, March 5th

Featuring 70+ Brand New One-Minute Plays by:

Trista Baldwin, Alan Berks, David Grant, Anton Jones, Christina Ham, John Heimbuch, Dominic Taylor, Qui Nguyen, Ricardo Vazquez, Janaki Ranpura, Cory Hinkle, Deborah Stein, Dominic Orlando, Anna Moench, Joe Waechter, Martin Zimmerman, Taous Claire Khazem, Mire Regulus, Jeannine Coulombe, Carson Kreitzer, Gregory Moss, Aditi Kapil, Gemma Irish, Jessica Huang, May Lee-Yang Layla Dowlatshahi, Kim Hines, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Rhiana Yazzie, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Laurie Carlos, Michael Kinghorn, Keli Garrett, Aamera Sidiqqui, Theo Goodell, Lisa Brimmer, Shira Naharit, Stanton Wood, Khary Jackson, Eliza Rasheed, Sarah Myers, Katie Kaufmann, Sha Cage, Ki Seung Rhee, Syl Jones & more.

Directed by:

Jamil Jude, Jessica Finney, Brian Balcom, Maren Ward, Laura Leffler-McCabe, Scotty Gunderson, Cassandra Snow & Harry Waters, Jr, & Theo Goodell. 

Curated by:

Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-­Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC- based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. OMPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. In each city, OMPF 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 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.

OMPF 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.

 

About Mixed Blood Theatre

Now entering its 36th season, Mixed Blood Theatre invites the global village into its audience and onto its stage for provocative, inclusive, and predictably unpredictable theater. With programming in its historic firehouse in Minneapolis, regional tours, and customized productions addressing workplace inclusion, Mixed Blood uses relevant and entertaining theater to spawn a ripple effect of social change. In 2010, Mixed Blood Theatre Artistic Director Jack Reuler received the Theatre Communications Group’s prestigious Peter Zeisler Memorial Award for exemplifying pioneering practices in theater, freedom of expression, dedication and risk-taking for the advancement of theater arts. This year, with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Mixed Blood launches Radical Hospitality, providing no-cost access to its mainstage productions for all audience members.

For more information visit: mixedblood.com.

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The 1st Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment

 

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The One-Minute Play Festival and EMP Collective Present:

THE 1st BALTIMORE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY:

SATURDAY, Feb 9th SUNDAY, Feb 10th at 8PM

AT EMP (307 W Baltimore Street)

Tickets are $15 and available online at

https://emp.tixato.com/buy/baltimore-one-minute-play-festival

Featuring 50 Brand New One-Minute Plays by:

Juanita Rockwell, Mark Scharf, Rich Espey, Gwydion Suilebhan, Dominic D’Andrea, Anna Moench, Sarah Schaeffer, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Miryam Madrigal, Liz Maestri, Ken Greller, Lola Pierson, Tim Paggi, Dina Kelberman, Chuck Green, Matthew Smith, Trevor Wilhelms, Ben Hoover, Barbara Bryan, Susan McCully, Maura Krause, Steven Krigel, Carly J Bales, Maggie Villegas, Brad Leroy Cartwright, Eric Bowers, Lowell Silverstein, & more!

Directed by:

Elissa Goetschius, Elliott Rauh, Andrew Peters, Chuck Green, Jared Margulies, & Brad Leroy Cartwright

Curated by:

Dominic D’Andrea

 

 

 

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The One-­Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC- based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. OMPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. In each city, OMPF 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 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.

OMPF 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. www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

 

EMP Collective:

Founded in 2010, EMP Collective is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing multi-media art and art events in the newly-designated Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District. EMP is comprised of a rotating art gallery for emerging artists that doubles as a rehearsal / performance space for theatrical and musical events, experimental collaboration, workshops, and film screenings. “A hub of artistic activity” that was voted Best Arts Collective in 2012 (Baltimore CityPaper), EMP has been lauded as one of the boldest “visions to change Baltimore” (Baltimore Magazine). For more information visit: www.empcollective.org.

Categories: One-Min Play Info

Announcing the 3rd Annual NJ One-Minute Play Festival With New partner: Passage Theatre

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The One-Minute Play Festival and Passage Theatre

THE 3rd ANNUAL NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: SATURDAY, JAN 19th SUNDAY, Jan 20th  Both at 8PM

AT PASSAGE THEATRE

205 E Front Street

Trenton, NJ

Tickets are $15 and available at

www.passagetheatre.org

Featuring 50 Brand New One-Minute Plays by:

EM Lewis, Lynne Elson, Hope Gatto, Kegan Lusk, David Lee White, Jim Christy, Jackie Goldfinger, Ian August, Barry Putt, Stan Werse, Sonya Aronowitz, Jessica Bedford, Pia Wilson, Clare Drobot, Chisa Hutchinson, Joseph M. Paprzycki, Dano Madden, Nicole Pandolfo, Erica Berman, Webb Wilcoxen, Benjamin Marshall, Christine J Schmidt, Amy E. Witting, Megan Hart, KJ Sanchez, Carrie Louise Nutt, David J. Loehr, and more!

 

Directed by:

 

David Lee White, David Witnitsky, Steve Gaissert, Tommy Butler, Nick Anselmo, and Trent Blanton.

Curated by:

Dominic D’Andrea

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The One-­Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC- based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. OMPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. In each city, OMPF 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 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.

OMPF 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.

Passage Theatre:

 

Passage Theatre develops and produces boundary pushing and stylistically adventurous new works for the theatre that entertain and challenge a diverse audience. Their aims: Values works that testify to the resilience of the human spirit. Strengthens and supports our artists. Empowers youth and families in the local community through our State Street Project. Contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of Trenton. www.passagetheatre.org

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