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 in New York City that employs creative exercises and improvisation to strengthen collaborative skills. "The well is never dry." For more info:

Christopher Thomasson: Gi60 Associate Artistic Director, Editor and YouTube Channel Manager
Christopher was a director, educator, and digital content producer who sadly passed away in January 2022. His directing credits included a number of shows in the New York City Indie theatre world, as well as touring education children’s shows for the River Institute in Hanover, Indiana. He worked with Gi60 since 2007 as a director, video and sound editor, and manager of the Gi60 Channel on YouTube. Gi60 - in partnership with The Tank NYC - has created the Christopher Thomasson Fellowship, which will annually support one or more early career directors and/or sound and video designers in his memory. He is deeply, deeply missed.