Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University and Dominic D'Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival featuring more than 70 hot-off-the-presses, new one-minute plays.
“I’m so glad to be back in Boston. The community here is really ambitious, smart, and generous,” reflects Dominic D’Andrea, OMPF’s Founder and Artistic Director. “Working with the Playwrights’ Theatre to bring our One-Minute Play Festival to Boston for the second time feels like we are on to something meaningful and necessary with the work, and that feels great!”
The 2nd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival will feature 70 brand new One-Minute Plays by 40 playwrights from Boston and New England’s growing pool of exceptional contemporary writers.
Artists will be working on this emerging short form to explore the relationship between the individual voice and the zeitgeist of a specific region. The playwrights have several weeks to complete scripts, with the only stipulation being that they must be performed in one minute.
Playwrights are selected by invitation and asked to engage in OMPF’s playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are grouped into “clumps” to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each clump of plays. And the result: 70 fully mounted plays, all staged with 4 chairs.