One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre
Can you really write a play that lasts a minute?
The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds?
One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre demystifies the super-short-form play, demonstrating that this rich, accessible format offers great energy and variety not only to audiences but to everyone involved in its creation and performance. This handbook includes:
- An anthology of 200 one-minute plays selected from the annual Gone in 60 Seconds festival.
- A toolbox of exercises, methodologies and techniques for educators, practitioners and workshop leaders at all levels.
- Tips and advice on the demands of storytelling, inclusivity and creative challenges.
- Detailed practical information about creating your own minute festival, including play selection, running order, staging and marketing.
To get your copy of the book follow the links below to Routledge Press or contact your local bookseller:
In the UK: One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre
In the U.S: One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre
What readers are saying about One Minute Plays:
As an in-depth guide to creating and staging an ensemble production of incredibly enjoyable theater, this volume is indispensable. OMP also includes a catalog of 200 one-minute plays that the authors have staged, and they are marvelous. Highly Recommended!
–– Alex Bernstein, playwright
I use OMP to teach playwriting. Students often feel overwhelmed by the idea of writing a play. The resources and information in OMP helps my students grasp the concepts quickly. The one minute play allowed them to practice playwriting fundamentals repeatedly in a short amount of time. Reading and performing each others' plays is always a highlight of the semester. Ansell and Bonczek's text is accessible, informative and inspiring.
- Elizabeth Ostler, Fordham University, New York City
Truly practical. Very informative and easy to apply their ideas from the book into a classroom. The plays are divided up into easy access headings. The brevity of the plays make them useful for classwork or auditions or a full evening of thought provoking theater.
–– James MacNerland, teacher, playwright