The 4th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival

ATLANTA, GA – May 22, 2015 – The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D’Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Actor’s Express (Freddie Ashley, Artistic Director & Alex Scollon, Managing Director) have created a dynamic partnership for The 4th Atlanta One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit artist residency and educational programing.

The 4th Atlanta One-minute Play Festival will be presented on Sunday, June 7 at 6:00 PM, Monday June 8 at 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM at Actor’s Express (877 West Marietta St. NW). Tickets are $20 and available for purchase online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.

One-minute plays by established and emerging Atlanta playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF’s unique playmaking process.

The festival will feature works by Margaret Baldwin, Amber Bradshaw, Nick Boretz, Lisa Brathwaite, Steve Brown, Greg Carraway, Paris Crayton III, Jessica De Maria, Ralph Del Rosario, Paul Donnelly, Johnny Drago, Morgan Eckhart-McGowen, Suehyla el-Attar, Edith Freni, Doug Graham, Neeley Gossett, Peter Hardy, Annie Harrison, Michael Henry Harris, Megan Hayes, Patricia Henritze, Matt Horgan, Karla Jennings, Nicole Kemper, Hank Kimmel, Hilary King, Jake Krakvosky, Grant McGowen, Armina S. McIntyre, Laura Meyers, Penny Mickelbury, Patrick Morgan, Tuwanda Muhammad, Matt Myers, Jill Patrick, Theroun Patterson, Topher Payne, Jordan Pulliam, Mike Schatz, Terry Segal, Robin Seidman, Travis Sharp, Marki Shalloe, Mia Kristin Smith, Sherri Sutton, Pamela Turner, Steve Yockey, Pat Young, and Jacob York.

The plays will be directed by Ricardo Aponte, James Donadio, Shannon Eubanks, Michael Harrison, Janna Haywood, Elin Rose Hill, Jaclyn Hoffman, Pam Joyce, Grant McGowen, Ellen McQueen, Topher Payne, and A. Julian Verner.

ABOUT 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. #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.

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.