One Minute Play Festival: A 10-Year Retrospective

One Minute Play Festival: A 10-Year Retrospective & Party

December 20 – 21, 2017

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by The 1MPF Alumni Company: Katharine Clark Gray, David Lawson, Adam Szymkowicz, Kristoffer Diaz, James Carter, David Grimm, Mallery Avidon, Clay McLeod Chapman, Judith Leora, Nilan Johnson, Callie Kimball, David Lee White, Mando Alvarado, Maggie Bofill, Eleanor Burgess, Daniel Talbott, Roger Nasser, Lynn Rosen, Matt Schatz, Gary Winter, Andrea Thome, Duncan Pflaster, Mike Daisey, Nambi E. Kelley, Emily Weiss, Kristina Poe, Caridad Svich, Matthew Paul, Olmos, Morgan Gould, Chisa Hutchinson, Ashlin Halfnight, Jona Tarlin, Nicole Pandolfo,Robin Rothchild, Natalie WIlson, & Libby Emmons

Directed by Caitlin Wees, West Hyler, Kyle Metzger, Michael Gardner, Pete Boisvert, Heather Cohn, Tim Errickson, & Nathaniel Claridad

Curated by: Caitlin Wees & Dominic D’Andrea

It’s 10 years since we founded 1MPF! We’ve been a lot of places. We’ve made a lot of tiny plays. We’ve learned a lot about the world. Now: we’re going back to where it all started: The Brick Theater! We’ve gathered some of our original playwrights, closest collaborators, and long-time friends to do a “throwback” 1MPF, where we make the plays down n’ dirty, drink a lot of beer, and have some good old school indie theatre fun.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America’s largest grass-roots community-engaged theatre festival, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer practice, which investigates local zeitgeist and narratives through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of minute-long moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with traditional theatres, cultural institutions, and social justice institutions sharing educational, community-focused, or public service missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF includes participants of different points of age, race, culture, gender, socio-economic background, and stage of career. The work attempts to reflect the values, topics, trends, styles, ideas, and big conversations that bubble up to the surface in each community.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

12/27: LAZARETTO #4 on shelves!

Merry Christmas! Work off that turkey and cranberry sauce with a puke-a-thon! Lazaretto #4 hits the shelves and it's a doooooozy.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #4

1/31: LAZARETTO #5 hits the shelves!

Happy New Year! Ring in the end of the world with the fifth and final issue of the BOOM! mini-series LAZARETTO!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #5

Rutgers University Writers Conference

On June 2 - 3, 2018, aspiring and established writers, agents, editors, and publishers will converge at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center for the 2nd Annual Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers' Conference! Enjoy keynote presentations from Alice Hoffman and Chris Bohjalian, choose from concurrent sessions across six tracks, meet individually with agents, editors, and publishers, join a panel discussion on publishing options, and attend an evening reading event featuring famous authors.

Clay McLeod Chapman will be leading two workshops:

ADAPTATION FOR STAGE/SCREEN: Sat 2, 2:50pm to 3:50pm

WRITING THRILLERS, CRIME NOVEL: Sat 2, 10:10am to 11:10am

For more info on workshops and the conference, click here. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00am to 12:00pm


“(Chapman is) a horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso master idiot. ”
— Time Out New York

The Mattress King

Performances: The Mattress King