Monarch Theater Company



On December 1st and 2nd, 2007 The Monarch Theater Company presents THE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Curated by Dominic D'Andrea THE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL is an informal festival of incredibly short plays. Thirty-four of today's most exciting playwrights were challenged to write plays with only one rule: it must be under 60 seconds from lights up to lights down. Then eleven talented young directors were chosen and assigned several plays to be staged with a small ensemble of actors. And all of the plays will be presented in the course of a single evening!

Curated in the spirit of radical inclusion, THE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL presents an eclectic array of writers with different backgrounds and styles, in a fast-paced and ambitious evening of really quick – and good – work.  For both writers and directors the challenge of creating compelling one-minute plays is a daring exercise in immediacy and risk-taking that will be entertaining for audiences and artists alike.

THE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL features PLAYWRIGHTS: Mando Alvarado, Trista Baldwin, Andy Bragen, Abigail Browde, Clay McLeod Chapman, Alley Collier, James Comtois, Emily Conbere, Migdalia Cruz, Mike Daisey, Bathsheba Doran, Michael John Garces, Jason Grote, Ashlin Halfnight, Christina Ham, Jakob Holder, J. Holtham, Kyle Jarrow, Rajiv Joseph, Sibyl Kempson, Callie Kimball, Courtney Brooke Lauria, Matthew Lopez, Qui Nguyen, Emily O'Dell, Matt Olmos, Daria Politan, Mac Rogers, Trav SD, Lloyd Suh, Adam Szymkowicz, Andrea Thome, Gary Winter, and Anna Zeigler. DIRECTORS: Isaac Butler, Jay Cohen, Dominic D'Andrea, Michael Gardner, Marlo Hunter, Yana Landowne, Taibi Magar, Jennifer Ortega, Michael Silverstone, Max Williams and Jordan Young.

All proceeds from THE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL go to support Monarch Theater's 2008 play development workshop series featuring new plays by Emily Conbere, Bathsheba Doran, Kyle Jarrow and Qui Nguyen.

Monarch Theater Company is a New York-based non-for-profit company founded in 1997 dedicated to staging innovative performance from a multiplicity of voices and backgrounds, telling stories that explore the human experience by discovering the uncommon in the common.

Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
$15 Suggested Donation

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For more information call The Monarch Theater at 212-982-3353 or visit