It’s back! Atlanta sees its third One-Minute Play Festival on June 8-9 at Actor’s Express.

One_Minute_Play_FestivalThe One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), a New York-based theater company, was founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. It’s America’s largest and longest-running short-form theater company, with annual partnerships in about 20 cities.

One-minute plays by more than 50 active Atlanta and Georgia playwrights were commissioned for the event. That list includes, but isn’t limited to, Margaret Baldwin, Jonida Beqo (aka, Gypsee Yo), Nick Boretz, Steve Brown, Greg Carraway, Paris Crayton III, Gabriel Jason Dean, Ralph Del Rosario, Phillip DePoy, Johnny Drago, Suehyla El-Attar, Daryl Fazio, Neeley Gossett, Doug Graham, Peter Hardy, Michael Henry Harris, Annie Harrison,  Megan Hayes, Matt Horgan, Karla Jennings, Nicole Kemper, Hank Kimmel, Hilary King, Jon Ludwig, Grant McGowen, Morgan McGowen, Amina S. McIntyre, Vynnie Meli, Laura Meyers, Matt Myers, Penny Mickelbury, Addae Moon, Patrick Morgan, Tuwanda Muhammad, Lee Nowell, Topher Payne, Jill Patrick, Theroun D’arcy Patterson, Jordan Pulliam, Mike Schatz, Terry Segal, Robin Seidman, Marki Shalloe, Travis Sharp, Mia Kristin Smith, Sherri Sutton, Pamela Turner, Kathryn Walat, Steve Yockey, Jacob York and Pat Young.

Technically, Los Angeles-based Steve Yockey (Pluto at Actor’s Express this season) and New York-based Gabriel Jason Dean are former Atlantans, as is Megan Hayes, who moved her acting career to the West Coast some months ago.

Directors include Justin Anderson, Freddie Ashley, Jamie Bullins, George M. Contini, Christina Hoff, Jessica Hunt, Pam Joyce, Marium Khalid, Grant McGowen and Topher Payne.

Performances are at 6 and 8 p.m. June 8 and 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets are $20 and available HERE. Actor’s Express is 887 West Marietta St. N.W. Details at 404.875.1606.


About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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