The 5th Annual Cincinnati ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Runs Aug. 4-6

KTC_1mpf_logoAugust 4th, 5th, & 6th at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH– The CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its fifth year, in partnership with Know Theatre of Cincinnati. The 5th Annual Cincinnati #1MPF runs three performances only; August 4th, 5th, and 6th at 8pm. All performances are at Know Theatre of Cincinnati (1120 Jackson St) Tickets, priced at $20, are available at

The 5th ANNUAL CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by Geoffrey Barnes, Clint Bramkamp, Burgess Byrd, John E. Bromels, Carolyn Guido Clifford, Erin Carr, Liz Coley, Nick Carmine, Roger Collins, Bekka Eaton, A.K. Forbes, Teri Foltz, Serenity Fisher, Ian Forsgren, Brian Griffin, Laura Gossett, Jay Gossett, Landon E. Horton, Tracy Hoida, Alan Jozwiak, Sarah Knott, Jay B. Kalagayan, David J. Loehr, Robert Macke, Ariel Mary Ann, Karson McCall, Kelly Morton, Karen O’Brien, Eric Pfeffinger, Isaiah Reaves, Brant Russell, R. DeAndré Smith, Nathan Singer, Ryan Steffen, Derek Snow, Paul Shortt, Eileen Tull, Chris Wesselman, & Torie Wiggins 

Directed by: Burgess Byrd, Justin Baldwin, Ed Cohen, Carolyn Guido Clifford, Gabriella DiVincenzo, Laura Gossett, Audrey MacNeil, Karen O’Brien, Derek Snow, & Chris Wesselman 

Curated and led by Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees 



  • Sunday, August 4th at 8pm
  • Monday, August 5th at 8pm
  • Tuesday, August 6th at 8pm

Tickets: $20. Tickets are currently available at

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 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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