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The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Perseverance Theatre present
THE 4th ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: SUNDAY MARCH 5TH, & MONDAY MARCH 6th 2017
THE ALASKA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
621 West 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Tickets are $22.25 ($16 + 6.25 ticketing fees) and available at
Centertix.net, the Centertix box office, or by calling 263-ARTS
Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by:
Carey Seward, Andréa Onstad, Richard Perry, Linda Billington, Joshua Lowman, Vera Starbard, Holly Stanton, Allen Bailey, Gregory Aldrich, Tom Moran, Lucas Rowley, Matt Jardin, John Parsi, Jason Hodges, Geoff Kirsch, Peter Porco, Dawson Moore, Amy O’Neill Houck, Marleah LaBelle, Ron Holmstrom, Daniels Calvin, Kyra Meyer, Mollie Ramos, Jill Bess, Matt Collins, Mara Crossett, Andrea Staats, Nathan Hall, Matthew Kress, Kelly Lee Williams, Shelly Wozniak, Paul Rios, Heath E. Robertson, & Michael Shaeffer
Directed by Sara Christina Athans, Dawson Moore, John Parsi, Joshua Lowman, Peter Porco, Paul Rios, & more!
Curated by 1MPF’s Dominic D’Andrea
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 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, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage Uptown, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens Theatre, 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, 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, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com
PERSEVERANCE THEATRE, Our mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, cross-cultural collaboration, professional rigor, and regional voice.
The theatre was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith as a theatre by, for and about Alaskans and today is led by Executive Artistic Director, Art Rotch. PT was born in Juneau—the state’s capital and a growing community of over 32,000 that is only accessible by plane or boat. Thirty-five years later, the theatre has grown into Alaska’s largest professional theatre, serving over 17,000 artists, students, and audiences annually. In the 2016-2017 season, Perseverance Theatre is producing musical, contemporary, and world premiere productions in Juneau and Anchorage. PT is also enhancing its education and training programs for youth and adults, providing learning opportunities on the Douglas stage.