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The One-Minute Play Festival

?and?INTAR Present



Featuring Plays By Mando Alvarado, Matthew Barbot, Maria?Alexandria Beech, Hilary Bettis, Maggie Bofill, Oscar Cabrera, Julissa?Contreras, Migdalia Cruz, Amparo?Garcia-Crow, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Michael?Garces, Vicki Grise, Julian Mesri, Marisol Miranda, Alfredo Narciso, Matthew?Paul Olmos, Marisela?Trevino Orta, Brian Otano, Martina Potratz, Carmen Rivera,?Elaine Romero, Jerry Ruiz, Caridad Svich, Andrea Thome, Candido Triado, Juan?Villa,?and more!

Directed by Matthew Barbot, Rebecca Martinez, Lou?Moreno, Brisa Areli Munoz, Alfredo Narciso, Jose Rivera, & Candido Triado

Curated by?Dominic D?Andrea & Caitlin Wees

Three Performances Only:

Saturday, December 5th at 8pm, Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm?& 7:30pm?

At INTAR Theatre


The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF)?(Dominic D?Andrea, Producing Artistic Director; Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and?INTAR?(Lou Moreno, Artistic Director; John McCormack, Executive Director)?continue their acclaimed partnership with?The 4th Annual?One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices,?with part of the proceeds to benefitUNIT 52,?INTAR?s training program for emerging artists.

The 4th Annual?One-Minute Play Festival of Latino Voices?will be presented for three performances only,?Saturday, December 5th at 8pm, Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm & 7:30PM, at INTAR Theatre (500 West 52nd?Street, at Tenth Avenue). Tickets will be?$18?and may be purchased at?www.intartheatre.org?or by calling 212/352-3101.

One-minute plays by over 20 established and emerging Latina/o playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by?#1MPF?s unique playmaking process.??This year?s festival will feature works by?established and emerging writers, including?Mando Alvarado, Matthew Barbot, Maria Alexandria Beech, Hilary Bettis, Maggie Bofill, Oscar?Cabrera, Julissa Contreras, Migdalia Cruz, Georgina Escobar, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Michael Garces, Vicki Grise,?Julian Mesri, Marisol Miranda, Alfredo Narciso, Matthew Paul Olmos, Marisela Trevino Orta, Brian Otano, Martina?Potratz, Carmen Rivera, Elaine Romero, Jerry Ruiz, Caridad Svich, Andrea Thome, Candido Triado, Juan Villa, &?more, directed by Matthew Barbot, Rebecca Martinez, Lou Moreno, Brisa Areli Munoz, Alfredo Narciso, Jose Rivera,?and?Candido Triado. ?INTAR?s 4th Annual One-Minute Play Festival?is 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, Jos??Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike?Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garc?s, & over?to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. ?For more?information visit:?www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

INTAR?is an organization committed to the development of ?theater arts without borders.? Over the past four decades, INTAR has produced classics, Latino adaptations of classics, cabarets, and 70 world premiers of plays written by Latino-Americans, including 2005 Oscar nominee Jose Rivera and Pulitzer Prize recipient Nilo Cruz.??INTAR, one of the United States? longest running Latino theater producing in English, works to nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists; produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives; and, make accessible the diversity inherent in America?s cultural heritage.??INTAR has commissioned, developed, and produced works by more than 175 Latino writers, composers, and choreographers. It has assisted hundreds of Latino playwrights, directors, and actors in obtaining their first professional theater credits, union memberships, and reviews in English-language media. ?There?s scarcely a Latino artist in America who hasn?t been supported or trained or produced by INTAR,? according to The New York Times.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit intartheatre.com?or call 212-352-3101.