America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is a social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments generated by the community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright, educational, 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 exist in over 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, Cincinatti, Anchorage, and more, with partnering past and current institutions like Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2ST Uptown, Z Space, New Georges at City Center Stage II, Honolulu Theatre For Youth, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Know Theatre, 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, & over 1,00 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.  For more information visit:

The DC festival will feature new one-minute plays by: Brett Abelman, Kathleen Akerley, Norman Allen, Randy Baker, Mario Baldessari, Bob Bartlett, John Becker, Joan Bellsey, Bari Biern, Martin Blank, Renee Calarco, Marni Penning Coleman, Kathryn Coughlin, Thembi Duncan, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Rich Espey, Zachary Fernebok, Patrick Flynn, D.W. Gregory, Nicole Jost, Jon Klein, Kristen Lepine, Danielle Mohlman, Robert Montenegro, Jennifer Nelson, Shawn Northrip, Malcom Pelles, Mary Resing, Kristy Simmons, Adi Stein, Chris Stezin, Allyson Currin, Gwydion Suilebhan, Anu Yadav, Annalisa Dias, Susan McCully, Max Garner, Alexandra Petri, Jennifer Mendenhall, Richard Byrne, Jennie Eng, Mark Scharf, Marthia DeSilva, Robin Cuddy, Cahtrrine O’Connor, Graziella Jackson, Gus Heagerty, Paula Stone, Marilyn Millstone, Tom Stephens, Charles Durgin, Jennifer Barclay, Jenn Book Haselswerdt, & more!

Directed by: Amanda Herman, Danielle Barlow, Janet Stanford, Jenna Duncan, Joshua Morgan, Kate Deblack, Lelia TahaBurt, Megan Behm, Natalia Nagy, Orion Jones, & Sarah Scafidi

Curated By #1MPF Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) & Round House Theatre present

The 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. One-Minute Play Festival

An evening of micro plays by over 50 of the DC area’s best playwrights

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29 at 8pm
Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda

General admission tickets: $20

One-minute plays by nearly 60 active DC-area playwrights were commissioned for this special annual event, and developed with #1MPF’s playmaking process.