NJ One-Minute Play Festival To Be Held In Hoboken

HOBOKEN–The Second Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival, benefiting The New Brunswick Theater Festival’s education programs, will take place Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Mile Square Theatre Company, in residence at Monroe Arts Center at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online.

The evening features over 50 one-minute plays by more than 20 established and emerging New Jersey playwrights were commissioned for the one-night-only event. “This will be an evening of 50+ little pulses of storytelling, about what NJ artists are thinking about and responding to right now, told in these little tiny frames, which have much larger implications,” said Dominic D’Andrea, Festival founder.

D’Andrea has created One-Minute Play Festivals in cities around the country, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco. To date, over 1,000 plays by over 300 playwrights have been presented at Festival events. Notable Festival alumni 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, and Mike Daisey, among many others.

The Festival has grown in national scope and locations every year. “It’s already starting to succeed in creating its own unique culture that will continue to grow in terms of community, inclusiveness and mastery of this really challenging short form,” said D’Andrea.

The 2012 New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival will feature works by Ian August (Highland Park), Erica Berman, James Christy (Princeton), Claire Drobot, Brian Dykstra (Rutgers alum), Jonathan Elliott (Westmont), Alex Gherardi, Jacqueline Goldfinger (Philadelphia), Jon Hoche (Montclair), Lisa Humberman (Rutgers alum), Peter Handy (Rutgers alum), Chisa Hutchinson (Newark), Stacie Lents (Rutgers alum), Josh Levine (New Brunswick), Dano Madden (Hoboken), Raymond McAnally (Rutgers alum), Carrie Louise Nutt (Madison), Nicole Pandolfo, Joe Paprzycki (Camden), Barry M. Putt, Jr. (Somerset), Matt Schatz (Turnersville), Brendon Votipka (Rutgers alum), David Lee White (Bordentown), and Pia Wilson (Montclair).

The Festival’s pieces will be directed by Michael Criscuolo, Melissa Firlit, John P Keller, Dano Madden, and David Winitsky.

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