Meet the Team

Steve Ansell: Gi60 Founder and UK Festival Director
Steve is a professional theatre director and the artistic director of stage@leeds at The University of Leeds, UK. He is also artistic director of Screaming Media Productions, and founder of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): The International One Minute Theatre Festival. Steve has directed extensively in the US and UK, including the premiere of Dennis Kelly's DNA at the National Theatre in London. He is the co-author of One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre (Routledge Press) with Rose Burnett Bonczek.

Rose Burnett Bonczek: Gi60 US Festival Director
Rose is a director, educator, and author. She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including Atlantic Theatre Company, Theater Association of New York State, Stable Cable Lab Co.and Central New York Arts Council. Co-author of Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide with David Storck,Turn that Thing Off! Collaboration and Technology in 21C Actor Training with Roger Manix and David Storck, and One Minute Plays with Steve Ansell. She is professor emeritus from the Department of Theatre at Brooklyn College (CUNY) where she developed and supervised the BFA Acting Program for many years. Currently, she heads The Well, a private training studio that employs creative exercises and improvisation to strengthen the building blocks of acting skills. "The well is never dry." For more info:

Christopher Thomasson: Gi60 Associate Artistic Director, Editor and YouTube Channel Manager
Christopher is a director, educator, and digital content producer. His directing credits include a number of shows in the New York City Indie theatre world. He also created and directed touring education children’s shows for the River Institute in Hanover, Indiana. When he isn’t in a darkened theatre, he is directing Trail Blazers overnight summer camps for children from the greater New York City area. He has worked with Gi60 since 2007 and has been proud to help bring the work of the actors, writers, and directors from the Gi60 stage to the screen.