Friday, 24 March 2017

Gi60 Next Gen# Fourth edition accepting submission now

We are happy to announce that Gi60 #NextGen is back again for a fourth round and play submissions are now open!

The concept stays the same: one minute plays performed in succession by a group of actors, to be recorded and posted on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. So what's different? The group of actors will be entirely comprised of the Next Generation: all of them ages 11-16. For this portion we've teamed up with Acting Out!, Brooklyn's premier acting school, to bring 25 brand new one-minute plays to life. All we need are your words.

What are you waiting for? Sharpen your pencils, fire-up the laptops, and get to writing! Full rules and conditions below:

How To Apply: Gi60 is open to everybody; all you need is an idea and an internet connection. Since its inception in 2003, the Gi60 festival has premiered hundreds of new pieces of work written by people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world. So if you have and idea or something to say, why not write a play?

The Rules:
• Plays must last no longer than 60 seconds
• All work must be totally original and the author's own work
• All submissions must be sent by email and must include your name, address and location before the title of your workThe title of the play should appear in the subject line of the email
• Individuals may submit as many one minute plays as they wish (one submission only per email). PLEASE SEND EACH PLAY IN A SEPARATE FILE WITH THE TITLE OF THE PLAY IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
• Entries from schools must include the name of the school and a teacher's contact details in addition to the name of the author
• All submissions must be emailed to: (Deadline: midnight, April 30th)

Terms and conditions:
• Copyright remains with the author

• Plays will only be performed as part of 'Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds#NextGen'

• Plays lasting longer than 60 seconds will not be considered.
• The organizers may use individual plays to promote the Gi60 festival for a period of one year after the festival
• Final play selection will be announced sometime in early May, 2017. Playwrights will be contacted via email to be informed of the selections. 
•  There is no submission fee or payment for selected plays
•  The organizers reserve the right to cut scripts where necessary

- Performances for Gi60 #NextGen 2017 will take place the weekend of June 9th with performances at Acting Out! and the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College (Both in Brooklyn, NY)

Gi60 is nothing without the imagination, skills and enthusiasm of our writers - and for this we thank you!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

One Minute Plays: A practical guide to Tiny Theatre

One Minute Plays: A practical guide to Tiny Theatre
Available from Feb 23rd in the UK and the US

We are extremely proud to announce that: One Minute Plays: A practical guide to Tiny Theatre will be released in the UK and the US on the 23 Feb. The book features a history of Gi60, a guide to short form theatre and most importantly two hundred plays that it has been our pleasure to direct as part of the Gi60 festival. The book is available direct from the publisher (see link below), from actual bookshops and also from on line mega-retailers.

Gi60 2017 Now Accepting Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for Gi60 2017, UK, US and New Zealand
(see this blog for full details of rules and regulations)

Gi60 UK Live
Sat May 13
Leeds, UK
After a years break Gi60 UK Live Edition returns to stage@leeds
on May 13th as the final event of the inaugural NW: Leeds New Work festival.
Anybody who submitted a play for Gi60 2016 will be eligible for Gi60 UK
live edition 2017 (unless your play was performed as part of Gi60 US live 2016).

Gi60 US Live
Thur 8 - Sat Sat 10
New Workshop Theater
Brooklyn, New York
GI60 US,Live edition will be performed on June 8, 9 and 10th, 8:00 pm in the New Workshop Theater, Brooklyn NY."

GI60 #NextGen will post a separate call for submissions and will perform in Brooklyn on June 9th and 10th."

A lot has happened since the last Gi60 so we are all really
looking forward to seeing what is on the collective Gi60 hive mind.


Email submissions to:

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Gi60 in book form!!

One Minute Theatre: A Practical Guide to Tiny Plays
Dear Gi60 community,
As most of you are aware Rose and I have spent the last few months working with Routledge on a book that will hopefully explain Gi60 and the one minute theatre format. The best way to do this was always going to be by offering readers the chance to view one minute plays. In putting together the book and the anthology of plays contained within it we have tried to show a cross section of styles, cast sizes, themes and age suitability’s. The book isn’t a ‘best of’ more a ‘great example of’ collection.
Throughout the process the writers we contacted about possible inclusion in the book have been almost universally supportive of both our aims, objectives and the project as a whole. Rose and I would once again like to publically acknowledge that without that support there would be no book. Earlier today we sent Routledge the final proof of the book and as a result we would now like to officially announce that One Minute Theatre: A practical Guide to Tiny plays will be released in 2017 and the following writers work will be featured. The book will be available from all the usual outlets, including your local bookstore (support your local bookstore!) Please inform your friends, family, colleagues, local theatres and anybody else you feel needs a dose of tiny theatre I their lives:
Thank you again to the many, many, many people who have so far shared this journey with us.
Aakaash, Buffy
Alberts, J.F
Allen, Matt,
Allen, Oscar
Allen, Vic
Ansell, Jan
Ansell, Steve
Arieti, Olivia
Ashmore, Liam & Price, Ellice
Avison, Rachel
Barile, Paul
Bernstein, Alex
Bernstein, Amy L
Bezdickova, Lucie
Boatride, Robert
Borchard, Kieran
Bown, Jasmine
Brewka-Clark, Nancy
Brown, Hedley
Bryant, Joe
Burch, Ron
Burdick, Michael
Burn, Sean
Bonczek, Rose
Carbajal, Ruben
Cardiff, Hugh
Carr, Alison
Carraway, Greg
Carrozza, Tom
Chisholm, Edgar
Clyne, Kevin
Clyne, Catherine
Collins, Terry
Costa, Allie
Coyle, Julia
Crose, Brandon M.
Dean, Joel
Dremann, Alex
Ehrlich, C.J.
Elliott, Helen
Elliott-Hatton, Zachary
Exilus, Mack
Farrington, Sara
Fazio Littlefield, Karin
Feldman, Lauren
Flanagan, Mike
Flourakis, Andreas
Floyd, Ramona
Gabridge, Patrick
Geffen, Natasha
Gelo, Tom
Gerhard, Tom
Gijsbers van Wijk, Amy
Gillard-Bentley, Paddy
Girvan, Clare
Grabowski, Bill
Gracia, Stephen
Danica Grijak
Harvey, James
Haun, Aren
Hawkhead, John
Hilton, Jessica
Hosking, Sandra
Hsieh, Peter
Huff, Helen
Ignatow, Amy
Jolly, Arthur M.
Jozwiak, Alan
Kaplan, Stephen
Kaufman, Julian
Kennedy, Janice
Kimmel, Hank
Konkel, Matthew
Krasauskas, Vincent
Krasauskas, Anton
Lambert, Maude
Lane, Stacey
Lanfer, Stefan
Langsner, Meron
Lawrenson, Emily
Lederer, Julia
Lefer, Diane
Levine, John
Levine, Mark Harvey
Ley, David
Lockhart, Laurel A
Lunoe, Joan
MacCallum, Rhea
MacGregor, David
MacLarty, Andrew
MacNerland, Jim
Maiella, Michael
Manfredi, Rosanne
Markarian, Michele
McLindon, James
Miley, Jess
Misuraca, Thomas J
Morra, Dan
Muswell, Jo
Nickerson, Jay
Pajka, Corey
Palermo, Brian
Pattison, Rebecca
Petryk, Walter
Ponzio, Anthony R
Provenza, Jennifer
Putt, Jr., Barry M.
Raby, Henry
Ramirez, Juan, Jr.
Ramsburg, Kat
Revell, Harry
Ryan, M. Rigney
Rivera, Jose A
Russo, Jennifer
Sedgman, Kirsty
Shearer, Bruce
Shotter, Anna
Silva, Altenir
Solfanelli, Eugene
Stewart de Peña, Aurora
Storck, David
Thorne, Russ
Vale, Ivy
Wadley, Gary
Weagly, John
Webb, Loy
Wenskus, Ted
White, Christopher
Widney, Chris
Winter, Theeda Phe Kali,
Yancey, Dwayne
Ziegler, Irene