Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Gi60 New Zealand Live Stream Address

The address for Live Stream of Gi60 NZ is: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheatreCoHagley/live - please also visit Gi60 Facebook page for additional information and a clear breakdown of "time zones"!  Bravo and brava to the wonderful creative team at Hagley Theatre School in Christchurch, NZ - please share the link, and enjoy!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Gi60 New Zealand Announces Play Selection!

Gi60 is proud to welcome Gi60 New Zealand, produced and directed by Cameron Mattox and Darryl Low, and performed by the students of the Hagley Theatre School of Christchurch, New Zealand. Performances are being held on Thursday July 30, Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1 at 7:30 pm - stay tuned to this blog and to the Gi60 FB page for live stream information! The plays are:

1 Wrong Side of Life     Jordan McGillivray 
2 Sick Day      Auryn Denovan-Stroud 
3 What?       Mitch Fowler 
4 Communications ABCs    Beth Alexander 
5 The Light Was So Bright    Mitch Fowler 
6 Turbulance      Rhiannon McCall 
7 This Isn’t Living     Mitch Fowler 
8 What About a Refund    Daniel Heaphy 
9 Smoking, Not Our Future. Kinda   Mitch Fowler 
10 Mum Tatt      Geordie Lauder 
11 Couple’s Tennis     Emily Hurley 
12 Syphilis is Syphilis     Mitch Fowler 
13 Wouldn’t It Be Nice?    Geordie Lauder 
14 Diamonds Are For Now    Darryl Low 
15 Salad Bowl      Bridie Sisson 
16 Eat Your Heart Out     Mitch Fowler 
17 The Bank Robber Virgin    Erica Hyde 
18 Mind Your Manners     Geordie Lauder 
19 No       Natarleya Twose 
20 First Day      Auryn Denovan-Stroud 
21 Phoney Feelings     Daniel Heaphy 
22 So Gifted, In Most Aspects    Mitch Fowler 
23 Junior Doctor      Alyse Verstraten 
24 War Games      Emily Hurley 
25 The Furry Ones     Don Puglisi (USA) 
26 Aloe, Aloe      Mitch Fowler 
27 Different Sides     Jordan McGillivray 
28 A Low Status Love Scene    Beth Alexander 
29 Banana Trials      Emily Hurley 
30 First Date      Jordan McGillivray 
31 Baby Shower      Mitch Fowler 
32 First Hit      Beth Alexander 
33 Where Are You?     Faith de Savigne (AUS) 
34 Lego Houses and Pretty Girls   Mitch Fowler 
35 Assumptions      Jordan McGillivray 
36 Drug Bust      Mitch Fowler 
37 Another Bus Stop One    Beth Alexander 
38 Bingeing      Emily Hurley 
39 Fluffy Bum is Dead     Rhiannon McCall 
40 Blow Yer Nose Traveller    Mitch Fowler 
41 Unrequited      Emily Hurley 
42 The Moment      Jordan McGillivray 
43 Surprising the Party Guests   Rhea MacCallum (USA) 
44 The Entire Relationship Arc of Every  Mitch Fowler           Romantic Comedy, in 60 seconds       
45 Monkey Bay      Emily Hurley 
46 Elevator      Mitch Fowler
 47 Letting It Go      Jordan McGillivray 
48 Time Out      Erica Thompson (USA) 
49 The Tudorflies     Auryn Denovan-Stroud 
50 The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You  Emily Hurley 
51 Beep Beep Beepe     Mitch Fowler 
52 Telepathy      Emily Hurley 
53 Scene       Mitch Fowler 
54 Girls Can’t Rap     Mackenzie Burrows and         Rhiannon McCall 
55 The Visit      Sandra Hosking (USA)

Monday, 6 July 2015

Announcing the Recipients for the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award 2015

Shomari Pinnock is about to start his third and final year as a BFA Acting student at Brooklyn College. In the past he has enjoyed taking part in Brooklyn College productions both on and off the stage. In the fall he will be performing his thesis role in Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz alongside fellow Gi60 Collaboration scholarship recipient Alexandra Slater, directed by Noel MacDuffie. Shomari is grateful to receive this award and is excited to put it to good use in the coming semester.

Announcing the Three Recipients of the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award 2015

Mildred Jones-Hamm, originally from Michigan, attends Brooklyn College and is in the BFA Acting Program in the Department of Theater. Mildred is an avid lover of all things creative, but acting of course is her first love.  Mildred uses theater as her vehicle of choice on the journey of creating change in the world.

Announcing the Three Recipients of the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award 2015

Alexandra Slater is extremely honored and excited to be one of the recipients of this year's Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award (and especially to be receiving it along with two of her ensemble members!). She is entering her third and final year in the BFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College and is about to begin rehearsals for Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz directed by Noel MacDuffie. She would like to thank the Gi60 team, her Brooklyn College peers and her ensemble for this award.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Gi60 Featured on National Public Radio

Gi60: The International One Minute Play Festival is thrilled to have been featured on National Public Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry on their June 11 program. To hear the interview with Gi60 Live US Edition's director and producer Rose Bonczek, please click on the link below:

Two more performances of Gi60 Live US - Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm! Advance purchase strongly recommended!

But Wait!! There's More! Gi60 #NextGen performing Saturday June 13!

Gi60:The International One Minute Play Festival is proud to continue its partnership with Brooklyn's wonderful acting school, Acting Out! in hosting Gi60 #NextGen - featuring their incredibly talented acting company aged 11-15, performing a different set of 25 one minute plays on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 pm in the New Workshop Theater!  Help us celebrate and support the next generation of storytellers!  For tickets, please call 718-951-4500, or visit the same ticket link for Gi60 Live US Edition!

There are two more performance for Gi60 Live US - Friday June 12 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm - 50 plays in 50 minutes! Performed live, and live streamed! See this site for link addresses.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Gi60 Live US: Stream Addresses

ALL THREE PERFORMANCES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED.  The easiest way to get to the links for the live stream is to go to: www.BrooklynCenter.org/Gi60 - they will have the links to the live stream address posted there.  You can try going directly to the links themselves from here, but the addresses are a bit more cumbersome: mms://bcmedia.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater   and mms://  Show starts at 8:00 pm, and we will live stream all three performances!

Gi60 Live US Live Stream Addresses:

The easiest way to get to the links is to go to: www.BrooklynCenter.org/Gi60 - they will have the links to the live stream address posted there.  You can try going directly to the links themselves from here, but the addresses are a bit more cumbersome: mms://bcmedia.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater   and mms://  Show starts at 8:00 pm, and we will live stream all three performances!

Gi60 Live US - 50 One Minute Plays - June 11, 12 and 13th!

Gi60 Live US will perform 50 original one minute plays each evening on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College (the show runs just under an hour).  Featuring playwrights from four continents, and 17 states in the USA.  For tickets, please call 718-951-4500. We will be live streaming all three performances - the link will be posted on Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts event page, at http://www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/Gi60-2015-USA-Gone-in-60-Seconds/

And enjoy our interview on National Public Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry at: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/

Monday, 8 June 2015

One Minute Plays - 50 in 50 Minutes! Get Your Tickets Now for Gi60 Live US Edition!

The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College and Screaming Media Productions UK are proud to present the eleventh annual Gi60 Live US Edition - performances on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm in the New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College!  50 plays in 50 minutes, featuring playwrights from 4 continents and from 17 states in the US - the event will be LIVE STREAMED - please check this site, the Gi60 Facebook page, and the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College's home page for links on show dates. Gi60 US is one of three international sites for Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) The International One Minute Play Festival - UK, US and now New Zealand!

For tickets, please call 718-951-4500 - for additional information and to purchase tickets via the box office website, please visit: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/news/bcnews/bcnews_060515.php

AND - we are delighted to announce a second event: Screaming Media Productions, the Department of Theater and Acting Out! are proud to present Gi60 #NextGen, featuring actors aged 11-15 performing in 25 different on minute plays - Saturday June 13 at 2:00 pm in the New Workshop Theater. Tickets available at 718-951-4500.  NOTE: Gi60 Live US and Gi60 #NextGen are two different shows - featuring different plays and performers.  Why not see both?

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Gi60 2015 Live US - Tickets Now Available!

Gi60 2015 Live US Edition will perform on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College. Ticket prices are $15, $12 for seniors, $10 with student ID (please!).  For tickets please visit:

Monday, 18 May 2015

Gi60 #NextGen 2015 Announces Play Selection!

Gi60 #NextGen is proud to announce our play selections for 2015! Performances will be held June 12th and June 13th
June 12th will be at 8pm in the Tantrum Theatre at Acting Out! (7426 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
June 13th will be at 2pm in the New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College.
Each playwright below can claim a single comp ticket for either performance. Many thanks to all of the playwrights who submitted for sharing your stories with us! And now, without further ado, the 2015 Gi60 #NextGen play selections:
1) Anniversary by Allie Costa (Studio City, California)
2) An Unexpected Cheese Party by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
3) Aspirations by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
4) Bus Stop by Thomas J. Misuraca (Tarzana, California)
5) Cherish Is The Word by Dan Morra (Middletown, PA)
Choosy Beggars by Thomas J. Misuraca (Tarzana, California)
 7) Desperately Seeking by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
 8) The Elephant In The Room by Alex Bernstein
 9) Emotional Self-Mutilation by Julia Lederer (Toronto, Ontario)
 10) The Fountain of Too Much Youth by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
 11) The Gold Dubloon by Barry M. Putt, Jr. (Somerset, NJ)
 12) It’s In The Cards by Maureen Brady Johnson (Oberlin, Ohio)
 13) The Last Level by Ted Wenskus (Rochester, NY)
 14) Life Lessons by Martha Patterson (Boston, Massachusetts)
 15) The Little Red Hen by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
 16) Lunch Barter by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
 17) The Peanut Butter Police by Alan Jozwiak (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 18) The Rehearsal by Julia Coyle (Leeds, UK)
 19) Sadie’s Stalker by Rhea MacCallum (Downey, California)
 20) Sock It To Me by Allie Costa (Coldwater Canyon, California)
 21) That’s So Meta by Walter Petryk (Brooklyn, New York)
 22) To Begin by Carol M. Rice (Plano, Texas)
 23) Weird Connections by Andrea Fleck Clardy (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)
 24) What Did You Think? by Carol M. Rice (Plano, Texas)
 25) The Witches Hat by Theodore McGee (New York, NY)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Gi60 US 2015 Announces Play Selection

We're delighted to announce Gi60 US Live Editions play selection for 2015 - performances will be June 11, 12 and 13 at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College at 8:00 pm. Each playwright below can claim a single comp ticket for a performance - all proceeds go to a scholarship fund that supports undergraduate theater majors at Brooklyn College. Our great thanks to all of the playwrights who submitted, and thank you everyone for the wonderful stories you created.

1)      9/11 Anniversary by Rhea MacCallum  (Downey, CA)
2)      The Bench by Olivia Artieti    (Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy)
3)      The Black Dinner by Walter Petryk    (Portland, OR)
4)      Catch and Release by Jay Nickerson  (Brooklyn, NY)
5)      The Choice by Stephen Kaplan  (Bogota, NJ)
6)      Coat Dance by Cecilia Raker  (Boston, MA)
7)      Dammit by Shannon McDavod  (Milford, MI)
8)      The Delicate Grace of a Severed Limb by Stephen Gracia  (Brooklyn, NY)
9)      Dissolution by Allie Costa  (Studio City, CA)
10)  The Drill by Stephen Kaplan  (Bogota, NJ)
11)  Firm Judgment by Daniel Burns  (Houston, TX)
12)  First Step by Kat Ramsburg  (New York, NY)         
13)  The Fish Tank by Shara Feit  (Riverdale, NY)
14)  Friendship by Altenir Silva  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
15)  Haunted Theater by Rosanne Manfredi  (Bayshore, NY)
16)  The Hidden Stream by Anna Shotter  (Huddersfield, UK)
17)  Hold On Halloween by Peter Gabridge (Brookline, MA)
18)  Ira and Irving’s Adventures by Steve Ansell  (Holmfirth, UK)
19)  Imperfect Angels by John Weagley  (Chicago, IL)
20)  Juliet's Epilogue by Tess Light  (Los Alamos, NM)
21)  The Kettle by Steven Korbar  (Torrance, CA)
22)  Liquidity by Alex Bernstein  (Cranford, NJ)
23)  Listening Off Beat by Eugene Solfanelli  (Brooklyn, NY)
24)  The Lye by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
25)  Maybe by Peter Hsieh  (San Jose, CA)
26)  Mousetrap by Tess Sullivan (Christchurch, New Zealand)
27)  The Next Stop Is… by Corey Pajka (Brooklyn, NY)
28)  Now We Wait by Mark Harvey Levine (Pasadena, CA)
29)  Position Elimination by Catherine Jean Mazzeo  (Islip, NY)
30)  Rape Noir by Jim MacNerland  (Los Angeles, CA)
31)  A Reunion by Patrick Connelly (New York, NY)
32)  Saving Inge by Loy Webb   (Chicago, IL)
33)  Seven Eight by Ramona Floyd  (New York, NY)
34)  Something New by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
35)  Sorry by Nick Dawkins (Leeds, UK)
36)  Sudden Death by Nancy Brewka-Clark  (Beverly, MA)
37)  Swan Song by R.A. Pauli  (Annapolis, MD)
38)  Sympathy for the Devil by Ivy Vale  (New York, NY)
39)  Take Mental Pictures by Aurora Stewart de Peña  (Toronto, ON)
40)  There Are No Cellphones in Shakespeare by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, VA)
41)  Thingz by Tom Carrozza  (New York, NY)
42)  This Ball by Eugene Solfanelli  (Brooklyn, NY)
43)  Threshold by Malena Eljumaily (Santa Rosa, CA)
44)  Timetable by Matthew Konkel (Milwaukee, WI)
45)  Translation by Jason Rainey (Austin, TX)
46)  You’re the Only One of You I’ve Got by Aurora Stewart de Peña  (Toronto, ON)
47)  The Unexpected Cheese Party by Dwayne Yancey  (Fincastle, VA)
48)  Untitled by Anthony Ponzio (Washington, DC)
49)  The Waiter by Clementine Page  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
50)  We Can Be Heroes by Allie Costa (Studio City, CA)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Gi60 UK Live edition 2015 in glorious HD


after the disappointment of last nights failed stream i'm happy to report that LSTV have worked tirelessly to get the footage ready and kindly provided us with a link so that the full show can now be seen on you tube.

Thank you to everyone involved and we will get to the bottom of why the stream failed before we attempt it again:

Gi60 UK Live edition: see last nights show here: http://youtu.be/jnL7zglFrFY

Gi60 US Live edition coming soon

The Gi60 UK live edition may not have streamed live and we may still be trying to get the full show up on line but there's no time to rest in the world of tiny plays as Gi60 US live edition can be seen on the horizon smiling and waving excitedly, carrying a bag full to the brim with tiny stories from talented playwrights.

We had a great show last night at Gi60 UK live, it's a real shame that we couldnt share the experience with our on line audience. hopefully we can share the show with you all in the very near future. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Gi60, without you we have no festival.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Gi60 UK Live Edition Live Stream.


Watch tonights show live in person or streamed (tickets available at stage.leeds.ac.uk) or watch at your own leisure for 24hrs after the event.

ScreamingMediaProductions would like to thank LSTV, The University of Leeds and stage@leeds for providing the staff technology and support for Gi60 UK LiveEditions first stream.

Follow this link to connect to the stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAa0ivH_L5s

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Gi60 #NextGen: Deadline for Submissions!

The submissions deadline for Gi60 #NextGen is quickly approaching at 11:59pm on Thursday, April 30th. That's less than 3 days (or, 4,320 minutes) remaining to get your 1 minute plays to gi60nextgen@gmail.com - what are you waiting for?

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Call for Submissions for Gi60 #NextGen!

Last year, Gi60: The International One Minute Play Festival featured a brand new portion in the festival in New YorkGi60 #NextGen, and we are happy to announce that it is back again for a second round with play submissions now open!

The concept stays the same: one minute plays performed in succession by a group of actors, to be taped 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 new 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: gi60nextgen@gmail.com Deadline: midnight, April 30th -
  (***Note that this is different from the deadline for submissions for Gi60 US/UK/NZ festivals: email address for submissions for Gi60 US/UK/NZ is screammedia@yahoo.com, and that deadline is April 1, 2015)
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, 2015. 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 2014 will take place the weekend of June 12th 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!!

Vera Khodasevich
General Manager, Acting Out!

Monday, 23 February 2015

“You can’t write anything of any worth in one minute!”

“You can’t write anything of any worth in one minute!”
Over the last decade I have read in excess of 5,000 one minute plays, many have been awful, some worse than awful and some just a selection of words connected together without form or meaning. Over this period I have heard the same phrase, or a variant of it, trotted out by various writers, critics and ‘theatre people’  - “You can’t write anything of any worth in one minute!”. There seems to be in some quarters a feeling that length somehow equates to quality. This has always struck me as odd. Why are some people so scared about the humble one minute play. The argument that no serious writer would work in such a form is obviously without merit, Samuel Beckett had no problem with short works ‘Breath’ lasts less than 30 seconds and Ernest Hemingway’s brilliant flash fiction six word novel:
‘For sale: Baby shoes, never worn’   
Speaks for itself. Of the 5,000 plus one minute plays I have read, the majority are ‘okay’ a few are good, even fewer are excellent and a tiny proportion are truly special. The one minute play format is like any artistic challenge, it’s not about the form, it’s about the artist and what they create.
When I now hear or read “You can’t write anything of any worth in one minute!” I now just silently think “well, maybe you can’t but Meron Langsner, Dwayne Yancey, Mark Harvey Levine, Sean Burn, Helen Elliott, Luke Galloway and many, many others can and have.
Writing a one minute play is like any other art form, with techniques and skills to learned and honed. So… Don’t be scared by your own self imposed predjudice and maybe you’ll find with a little practice that you too can write something of worth in one minute.

Gi60 2015 is now accepting submissions. Gi60.blogspot.com or follow our facebook group for full information

Gi60 UK 2015 pays now available on you Tube

Hi Guys,
thank you for your immense patience but the 2014 UK videos are now on line thanks to the mammoth efforts of our resident video god Christopher. the footage is unfortunately much darker than we would ideally like but is perfectly watchable (esecially on a decent sized monitor). Gui60 UK 2015 has a new venue and with it we should also be able to provide a major boost to the quality of the Gi60 UK videos and the speed at which they become available.

Thank you again for your patience.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Gi60 2015 - 150 Plays - Three Continents - One World: Now Accepting submissions