2014-2015 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

May 3 - May 4, 2015

The 5th New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival

One-Minute Play Festival


Tickets are $20

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by: Michele Aldin Kushner, Sonya Aronowitz, Ben Clawson, Chris Cragin-Day, Clare Drobot, Jonathan Elliott, Lynne Elson, Phoebe Farber, Ivan Fuller, Hope Gatto, Midge Guerrera, David Hilder, Stephen Hiltner, Jon Hoche, Chisa Hutchinson, Stephen Kaplan, Angela Kariotis, Lynn Marie Macy, Dano Madden, Benjamin Marshall, Nicole Pandolfo, Joe Parazycki, Barry Putt, Dania Ramos, Lia Romeo, KJ Sanchez, Christine J Schmidt, Brad Vile, Stan Werse, David Lee White, & Amy Witting.

Directed by: Drew Dix, John Keller, Steve Gaissert, Rachel Black Spaulding, Dan Swern, & Artem Yatsunov.

Curated by: Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. #1MPF creates locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of 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 the work. 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, teaching artists working in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, and community arts workshops.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in close to 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, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog, Salvage Vanguard, ScriptWorks, ACT, Perseverance Theatre, and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & close to 600 famous, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com.