Presented by The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Round House Theatre
Featuring All Women-Identified Playwrights and Directors

Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31

Buy-tickets-buttonThe Washington D.C. One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the third annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by some of Washington D.C.’s established and emerging playwrights and directors will play three performances only.

July  2017

The 3rd Annual Washington D.C. One-Minute Play Festival will feature works by Lindsey Adams, Kathleen Akerley, Riley Bartlebaugh, Lou Ann Behan, Mariel Berlin-Fischler, Joan Bellsey, Jessica Bylander, Allyson Currin, Renee Calarco, Marni Penning Coleman, Patricia Connelly, Rebecca Dzida, Martha Desliva, Jennie Eng, Christine Evans, DW Gregory, Brigin Haragan, Jenn Book Haselswerdt, Caleen Jennings, Star Johnson, Graziella Jackson, Pamela Leahigh, Susan McCully, Marilyn Millstone, Danielle Mohlman, Sam Mauceri, Jennifer Mendenhall, Jennifer Nelson, Catherine O’Connor, Natalie Piegari, Angela Pirko, Susanna Pretzer, Alina Collins Maldonado, Mary Resing, Sisi Reid, Kristy Simmons, Jenny Splitter, Clare Shaffer, Amanda Quain, Hope Villanueva, Jonelle Louise Walker, Anu Yadav, & Laura Zam

Directed by Kate Debelack, Natalia Gleeson, Marni Penning, Jen Ring, Bridget Grace Sheaff, Clare Shaffer, Sarah Scafidi, Chelsea Thaler, Rebecca Wahls, & More!

Curated by Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees


The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America’s largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres and/or social organizations sharing playwright, educational, or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents 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 ticket sales. 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, theatre program in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, playwrights salaried commissions, community access projects, arts workshops, and other social and artistic initiatives.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in over 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, Honolulu, St. Louis, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage Uptown, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks,  ACT, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth, and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.  For more information visit:

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