Thursday, 1 June 2023

Gi60 UK Live Edition 2023 - The Plays (well the first 45!)

Than you for your patience. We have been forced to move our performance date for the second time in two years and you have been very patient waiting for us to pick the plays for Gi60 UK Live 2023. We are still deliberating over the final five but here are the first 45.

Gi60 UK Live Edition Wed 27 September - stage@leeds, Leeds, UK -

Thank you to all the amazing writers who have submitted work this year. Without you, we are just a group of people aimlessly wandering around an empty stage with nothing to say.

My Dear Watson:                            Andy Smith and Joe Bryant
Small margins:                                Andy Hammond
Accommodate:                               Teddy Durgin
Your Mom:                                      Ava Love Hanna
Jelember:                                       Ellie Cansdale
Up in the air, in a balloon :         Shelley Stolaroff Segal
Homeless But Not Heartless:         Rohan Magerman,
Speed Date:            Colin Waitt
Against the Grain:            Glen Dickson
Blind Date           Debra A. Cole
The Compelled Chicken           Mark Harvey Levine
Breathless on Arthurs Seat:           Terry Collins
ESCAPE ROUTE                 Keith Burridge
Screen Time                 Ruben Carbajal
Hypothetical                 Adam Richter
Dog Chases Rabbit                 Adam Richter
RYAN’S TOOTH                 Alex Dremann
Pirates                 Steve Alguire
The Photo Wall:                 Michele Markarian
Setting the Scene                 Barry Wood
Star Crossed:                Sam Hurwitt
The Applicant:                Risa Lewak
Extroverts Anonymous               Barry Wood
Arrows             Guy R. Newsham
Terms and Conditions             Sandra Hosking
Delivery:             Sophia Vitkovitsky
Anniversary:             Ruben Carbajal
The Nihilists Victorious:             Scott C. Sickles
Well Met             Barry Hobbs
The groan strike back!             Arthur Sutcliffe
Heartless             Ron Burch
Sunday Morning coffee             Max Baker
I think They Shot Owen             Georgia Pickles
Spa Day             Steve Alguire
Spaghetti              Robin Baron
Tortoise & the Snail              Barry Wood
Opposites Attract              Barry Wood
Scrapbook              Alex Bernstein
Room 205             Debra A. Cole
Goodnight, Digby             Emily Brueggemeier
Between the Sheets             Thomas Coash
Rhyme ... Timed        Vivian Lermond
Dude we're getting the
band back together            Georgia Pickles
The 60 Second
Meta-Spectacular Farcical
Research Extravaganza           Luke Haywood

Friday, 3 February 2023


Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) International One Minute Theatre Festival 2023 – Deadline: April 15, 2023

Submission Guidelines:

Gi60 is open to everybody; all you need is an idea and an internet connection. Since its inception in 2003, Gi60 has premiered thousands of new works written by people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world. Please email all submissions to

Gi60 UK will perform in Leeds (Date TBA), and Gi60 US will perform at The Tank NYC on July 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Manhattan.

 The Guidelines:

·       Submissions must not last longer than 60 seconds.

·       IMPORTANT: Submissions should be sent in the body of your email**(see below), as well as in an attachment in RTF or Word format only: NO PDF DOCUMENTS.

·       Scripts in PDF format will not be considered

·       The Title of your play should be in the subject line of your email

·       You may submit as many one minute plays as you wish, but only one submission per email.

·       All work must be totally original and the author's own work.

·       Include your name and address/geographic location before the title of your work.

·       Plays should not have been previously produced.

·       Please do not submit plays that have been submitted to Gi60 prior to 2023 for consideration. 

·       Entries from schools should include a teacher's contact and the School name, as well as that of the author.


Email all submissions to: prior to the submission deadline of April 15, 2023. 


Terms and conditions:

·       There is no submission fee, prize or payment for Gi60 participation. 

·       Copyright remains with the author.

·        Plays lasting longer than 60 seconds may not be considered.

·        The organizers may use individual plays to promote the Gi60 festival.

·        Final play selection will be announced on the Gi60 Website and Facebook Groups.

·        Gi60 is staffed and created by professionals who are volunteers, and give their time free of charge. 

·        The organizers reserve the right to cut scripts without notification where necessary. E.g. if a play is running significantly longer than 60 seconds, we may delete some small lines if their intention is communicated elsewhere in the script.

·        Gi60 festivals are recorded and made available for viewing on the Gi60 YouTube Channel. To view past plays: Gi60 Channel YouTube


PLEASE NOTE: due to the high volume of plays we receive each year we are unable to write to individual playwrights to notify them if their play has not been selected.


**We annually receive between 700-900 submissions; by including the text of the play in the body of the email, it saves play readers time to not have to open attachments. If your play is selected, the attachments in Word/RTF make it easier for us to then share those scripts with the creative teams.