Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival
Gi60 is the world's first international one minute theatre festival. Now in it's 17th year, Gi60 annually produces festivals at stage@leeds, Leeds, UK and at The Tank in NYC - each site selects and presents 50 original one minute plays in a single evening. Festivals are performed live, streamed, and later uploaded for viewing on the Gi60 Channel on YouTube. Created in 2003 by Steve Ansell, artistic director of Screaming Media Productions in the UK, and I joined the international collaboration in 2005 as US festival director. Gi60 celebrates new writing by students, established playwrights, and new writers, and to date Gi60 has produced over 2,000 original one minute plays. For more info, please visit www.gi60.com, and join the Gi60 Group Facebook page.
The Gi60 global community has grown to include offshoot festivals from Texas to New Zealand! Gi60 has fostered international collaborations among playwrights, directors and actors, and in 2017 Steve and Rose co-authored One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre (Routledge Press), the definitive book about this exciting, and growing, form of theatre.
Gi60 was presented on film for 2020 - but we're thrilled to announce that Gi60 2021 will be live! We are currently in discussion with The Tank NYC to firm up dates to perform this autumn; stay tuned for details. In the meantime, visit the Gi60 Channel on YouTube to see over a thousand plays from the past 16 years of Gi60 International. https://www.youtube.com/user/gi60channel
Check out my interview about Gi60 and ensemble building with George Sapio for Onstage/Offstage Apple podcast:
And my past interview on National Public Radio's The Takeaway: https://www.wnyc.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/