Thursday, 29 May 2014

Gi60 #NextGen Play Announcement

Gi60 #NextGen is thrilled to announce the play selection for this year's festival! Performances will take place on June 13 at 8pm at the Tantrum Theatre in the Acting Out! studio and on June 14 at 2pm at The New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College. Ticket information will be available shortly.

Playwrights may receive one comp for one of the performances. To claim your comp, please email Vera Khodasevich at

And now, drum roll please.... Here are the 25 one-minute plays that will be performed as part of the inaugural Gi60 #NextGen:

1.    A Twenty For Your Thoughts by J.R. Spalding Jr
2.    Any Last Words by Allie Costa
3.    Beyond Words by Jim MacNerland
4.    Bobbie and Roi and a Caterpillar by Theodore McGee
5.    Bolivia by Dwayne Yancey
6.    Boo Who by Jeffrey Wolf
7.    Butterfly Rhino by Emily Zemba
8.    Call of the Open Road by Dwayne Yancey
9.    Cold by Stacey Lane 
10.  Cubicle Witch by Rosanne Manfredi
11.  Double Entrée by Nancy Gall-Clayton
12.  Hotline by David Storck
13.  How to Lift a Wallet by Walter Petryk
14.  InstaLunch by Jaime Jaget
15.  Jimmy’s Plan for World Domination by Dwayne Yancey
16.  JUMP by Natalie Wilson
17.  Ms. Johnson by Jim MacNerland
18.  Nothing Special by Ted Wenskus 
19.  PAM by Walter Petryk
20.  Seeing by Jim MacNerland
21.  SEVEN by Allie Costa
22.  The Letter by Steven Bergman
23.  The Next Big Thing by Alan Jozwiak
24.  Three Trees Talking by Dwayne Yancey
25.  Toilet Paper and Kleenex by Alex Bernstein

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Gi60 UK Live 2014 Play Selection

We said we would do 50 new plays and 30 'best of' but as we have a limited rehersal period and a quite a small cast we have decided that we will do 30 new plays and 30 best of the best from the last ten years. 60 plays in 60 minutes....

Gi60 UK Live 2014
30 New for 2014
Author Title
1 Allie costa Anniversay
2 Steven Ayckbourn Seek & Hide
3 Terry Collins Second Date, No chance
4 Lorraine Midanik Death by any Other name
5 Matthew Konkel Faces
6 Claudia Haas Florida
7 Matthew Konkel A love life
8 Hedley Brown The Charity Commission
9 Tom Carrozza Love, Pain, Love
10 Clare Girvan Punishment
11 Meron Langsner & Julia Specht Promises
12 John Levine Before You Know It
13 Dwayne Yancey Counting Wolves
14 Julian Kaufman Tag
15 Rebecca Kurland No Deal
16 Kieran Borchard Hide and Seek with Ghosts
17 John Levine Before You Know It
18 David Storck OCD Hotline
19 Lynne Elson It's the End of The World As We Know It
20 Daniel Guyton The Anteater
21 Harry Revell At The End But Not Alone
22 Richard Graham Gen why?
23 J. Joseph Cox Gone: Fishing
24 Brandon M Crose Regularly Scheduled
25 Red McGregor Two Judges on a Blind Date
26 Catherine Noah Talking Heads
27 Tom Carrozza My Favourite Waiter
28 Dwayne Yancey The Chicken Crosses Madison Avenue
29 Matthew Konkel Nine Floors
30 Juan Ramirez To Speed or Not to Speed
30 of the BEST 
Author Title
1 Sam512 Planet of the Socks
2 Mark Harvey Levine Baggage
3 Christopher White The Shortest Zombie Play Ever Written
4 Sandra Kolonga Dearest One
5 Terra Vetters Jumpers
6 Henry Raby Pinter Pause
7 James Harvey RUN!
8 Dannie Snyder Soul Mates
9 Anthony Steele The Earthling
10 Aurora Stewart de Peña  Father
11 Hedley Brown Customer Focus
12 Amy Ignatow Confrontation
13 Russ Thorne Inverse Ninja Law
14 Luke Galloway LEGO
15 Mark Harvey Levine School of Thought
16 Helen Elliott The Collective Memory of Humans
17 Steven Ayckbourn When Worlds Collide
18 Terry Collins Love Amongst The Midges
19 Brian Palermo Rollercoaster - Say What
20 Jim MacNerland Tweet Sorrow
21 Kieran Borchard Cuts
22 Meron Langsner The One Minute, Non Musical, LA BOHEME for One or More Actors
23 Julian Kaufman Flying into the jaws of doom
24 Bill Grabowski Holiday Season
25 Terry Collins The Quizzer who Came to Tea
26 S.I Daniels Emotional Rollercoaster
27 Suzanne Whang An Open Letter to Cancer
28 Charles Hall Cabin Pressure
29 Alan Jozwiak Persistence Pays
30 To be announced.....

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Gi60 2014 Live Edition USA Announces 30 Best Of Play Selections!

(Remember: Another 30  Plays Are Being Selected for Performance in the UK!)

1)      A BULLET FOR EVERY BRAIN by John Weagley          (Gi60 2008) 
2)      FEBRUARY 15 by Robert Boatride                                      (Gi60 2012)
3)      A CASE AGAINST VAMPIRISM by Meron Langsner      (Gi60 2005)
4)      CHOOSERS by James McLindon                                         (Gi60 2012)
5)      CONVERSATION by Jay Nickerson                                    (Gi60 2009)
6)      THE CREDIT CARD APPLICATION by David MacGregor  (Gi60 2013)
7)      DEEP INTO OCTOBER by Dwayne Yancey                      (Gi60 2011)
8)      FOUR AND TWENTY by Mark Harvey Levine                  (Gi60 2010)
9)      GHOSTS by Aurora Stewart de Pena                                    (Gi60 2009)
10)  THE GHOST LAMP by Dwayne Yancey                             (Gi60 2009)
11)  GOING TO KEVIN'S by Tom Gerhard                                 (Gi60 2005)
12)  HOOLIGANS AND SCALAWAGS by Ramona Floyd      (Gi60 2010)
13)   I.D. PLEASE by Jose A Rivera                                            (Gi60 2008)
14)  IILLNESS BY Jim MacNerland                                             (Gi60 2011)
15)  THE LONGEST MINUTES by Rosanne Manfredi              (Gi60 2013)
16)  MOMENT BEFORE IMPACT by Ruben Carbajal                (Gi60 2009)
17)  MONDAY IN C MINOR by Lauren Feldman                     (Gi60 2005)
18)  NOT EXPECTING THAT by Arthur M. Jolly                       (Gi60 2010)
19)  NOTHING by Kevin Clyne                                                    (Gi60 2011)
20)  OLD ITALIANS IN LAWN CHAIRS by Tom Carrozza     (Gi60 2010)
21)  ONLINE SENIOR DATE by Laurel Lockhart                     (Gi60 2006)
22)  PLATO'S CAVE by Mark Harvey Levine                             (Gi60 2009)
23)  SATURDAY MORNING by Anthony Cropper                   (Gi60 2006)
24)  SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE by Kristy Jansen           (Gi60 2008)
25)  SHOEBOX by Stacey Lane                                                   (Gi60 2007)
26)  SHOP...til you drop by Joan Lunoe                                       (Gi60 2010)
27)  TECH NO LANGUAGE by Mack Exilus                             (Gi60 2011)
28)  THE THING THAT RINGS by Michele Markarian               (Gi60 2013)
29)  WELCOME HOME by Bill Grabowski                                 (Gi60 2012)
30)  WHAT'S DOWN THAT WELL by Toni Downing              (Gi60 2006)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Gi60:Live US Edition 2014 Announces Selection of 50 New Plays

Gi60 Live US Edition is delighted to announce New Play Selection for the 2014 Festival!  These plays will be performed at The New Workshop Theatre, at Brooklyn College, June 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm, and June 15 at 7:00 pm. For tickets, please go to: - we are able to give playwrights one  comp ticket only, as all ticket proceeds from Gi60 go to a scholarship fund for theatre students. For playwrights to claim their single comp, please phone Rose Bonczek at 718-951-5000 X 2768. All other reservations must be through the Brooklyn College Center Box Office (link above). 
Congratulations  - and stay tuned for Gi60 Live UK Play Selection Announcements!

Gi60: Live U.S. Edition 2014: New Play Selection
Thank you for helping us celebrate our Tenth Anniversary!!

1)         Ace and Me by Alex Bernstein                                   (New Jersey)
2)         April Fools by Deirdre L. Fleischer                            (Arizona)
3)         Arrhythmia by Mike Bencivenga                                (Astoria, New York)
4)         Bad Day, Eh? by Brandon M. Crose                         (Massachusetts)          
5)         Balloons by Chelsea Bennington                                (Georgia)
6)         Collision by David Reeson                                         (Leeds, England)
7)         Derrick by Tom Carrozza                                           (New York)
8)         Diamonds Are Forever by Patrick Gabridge              (Massachusetts)
9)         A Doable Resolution by Rhea MacCallum                  (California)
10)       Four Chairs by Jenny Lyn Bader                               (Brooklyn, New York)
11)       Him Next Door by Chip Tolson                                  (Wales, UK)
12)       Hit or Miss by Inbal Kashtan                                      (California)
13)       Honesty by Laurel Lockhart                                       (New York)
14)       I Miss... by Aurora Stewart de Peña                           (Toronto, Canada)
15)       The Importance of Getting Dumped by Hillery Baker    (New Jersey)
16)       Inspired by Edgar Chisholm                                       (New Jersey)
17)       It’s the Cow's Fault by Dwayne Yancey                    (Virginia)
18)       I've Seen That Movie Anyway by Ivy Vale                 (New York)
19)       Jay and Mickey by David Storck                                (Georgia)
20)       Last Call by Katie Forgette                                        (Washington)
21)       The Last Facebook Freedom Fighters  by Brandon M. Crose   (Massachusetts)
22)       Left Hanging by Mark Harvey Levine                        (California)
23)       Manimal by Robert Boatride                                      (New York)
24)       McPurgatory by Walter Petryk                                   (Brooklyn, New York)
25)       Mr. & Mrs. by Rachel Avison                                     (York, England)
26)       Multi Tasker Girl by Christian Neuhaus                     (Wisconsin)
27)       My Way or the Highway by Dan Bocchino                (New Jersey)
28)       The Newspaper of Obliteration by Matthew Konkel   (Wisconsin)
29)       Oh No She Didn't by Thomas J. Misuraca                  (California)
30)       Outerspace Beats Hollywood by Corey Pajka             (Brooklyn, New York)
31)       The Park  by Lorraine Midanik                                  (California)
32)       Priorities by Roger Collins                                         (Ohio)
33)       The Pusuit of Cockatoos by James McLindon            (New York)
34)       Quit Stalling by Tom Coash                                        (Connecticut)
35)       Reality Vision by Julia Lederer                                   (New York)
36)       Returns by Tom Valentine Gelo                                 (Texas)
37)       Rose by Karin Fazio Littlefield                                  (Brooklyn, New York)
38)       Six by Ramona Floyd                                                  (New York)
39)       Spiraling by Buffy Aakaash                                       (Washington)
40)       St. Crispins Day by Jim MacNerland                          (California)
41)       Take Out by Isaac Rathbone                                       (Brooklyn, New York)
42)       Text Missage by Anthony R. Ponzio                          (Brooklyn, New York)
43)       Three Ways to Leave an Exquisite Corpse by Stephen Gracia   (New York)
44)       Tragedy Plus Time by Suzanne Whang                      (California)
45)       Unspoken by David Muncaster                                  (Cheshire, England)
46)       Welcome Home Fred by Kevin Clyne                        (Long Island, New York)
47)       Whatever by William Sikorski                                   (Minnesota)
48)       Winter Coat by Hugh Cardiff                                     (Dublin, Ireland)
49)       The Word by Sherod Santos                                       (Illinois)
50)       Z-Day: Ira and Irving by Barry Hobbs                       (Leeds, England)