The One Minute Play Festival Returns to Know Theatre!


July 8th & 9th, 2017 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its third year at  Know Theatre of Cincinnati. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of Cincinnati’s established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, July 8th at 8pm, and Sunday, July 9th at 3pm & 8pm, at Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Tickets, priced at $20, are on sale now at or via phone at 513-300-5669.

“I’m thrilled to continue the partnership between 1MPF and Know Theatre of Cincinnati”, says 1MPF’s producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. “Know has quick become a leader and a hub for new play culture around the country. I think what they’ve accomplished has been astounding. That coupled with our love for the artists in the Cincy community, this festival has quickly become one of our very favorite experiences of the year. I’m super excited to come back and make this work with this incredible community. They bring a lot to it. This is what we do this work for.”

The Know is delighted to bring this rapid-fire celebration of Cincinnati voices back to our stages. Says Associate Artistic Director Tamara Winters, “The One Minute Play Festival is a boon to Cincinnati theatre-lovers – and to our local artists! It’s one of my favorite ways to experience new works in our city – it’s no-holds barred, it’s raw, and it always shows me a side of our local theater scene I’ve never seen before, and I always discover some new local voices along the way!”

The 3rd ANNUAL CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by John Bromels, Linnea Bond, Geoffrey Barnes, Nick Carmine, Roger Collins, James Creque, Ben Dudley, Bekka Eaton, Kate Fine, Brian Griffin, Leah Heisel Grande, Becca Howell, Tracy Hoida, Mike Hall, Landon Horton, Alan Jozwiak, David Loehr, Robert Macke, Sara Mackie, Joe McDonagh, Eric Pfeffinger, Alison Rampa, Brant Russell, Alexx Rouse, Maggie Lou Rader, Paul Shortt, Andy Simpson, Derek Snow, Sara Tripp Swartout, & Chris Wesselman.

Cast includes: Eric Minion, Isaiah-Mikel Reaves, Andrew Leonard, Michael Gettinger, Katie Scarlett, Katie Mitchell, Victoria Hawley, Peggy Allen, Clint Bramkamp, James Christian, Jr., Kellyn Dolezal, Judith Johnson, Eric Kilpatrick, Katelyn Reid, Aiden Sims, Amanda Leigh Wilson, Andrew Ian Adams, Emily Fry, Robyn Novak, Alexx Rouse, Andrew Simpson, Nathan Tubbs, Lisa Dirkes, Nicole Hershey, Jacqueline Daaleman, Keith Holland, Daniela Nenova, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson, Deandre Smith, Jared Earland, Tasha Boeckmann, Ella Rivera, Erin Carr, Craig Branch, Jalana Phillips, Elliott Young, Carolyn Guido Clifford, Mac Blais, Chris Logan Carter, Hannah Gregory, Ashley Morton, Sara Tripp Swartout, Katrina Reynolds, Derek Snow, Gabriella Medina, Isaac Hickox-Young, Nick Heffelfinger, Michael Burnham, Mafer Del Real, Carter LaCava, Zach Robinson, Liz Carman, Tatiana Godfrey, Kelsie Rae Slaugh, & James Allen.

Directors include Burgess Byrd, Ian Forgeson, Karen O’Brien, Landon Horton, Lauren Carr, Nate Netzley, Phillip Webster, & Robert Macke.


  • Dates: Saturday, July 8th at 8pm & Sunday, July 9th at 3pm & 8pm
  • Tickets: $20. Tickets are currently available at or via phone at 513-300-5669.


THE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) is America’s largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea . #1MPF is a social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres and/or social organizations sharing playwright, educational or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

In each city, #1MPF works with partnering organizations to identify programs or initiatives in each community to support with the proceeds from ticket sales. The goal is to find ways give directly back to the artists in each community. Supported programs have ranged from educational programming, youth poetry projects, theatre program in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, playwrights salaried commissions, community access projects, arts workshops and other social and artistic initiatives.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in over 20 cities including: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis and more, with partnering institutions including Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens Theater, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks,  ACT Seattle, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Samuel D. Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés and over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.  For more information visit:

Know Theatre of Cincinnati  Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. 

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate member of the National New Play Network.



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