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: