Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival
Gi60 is the world's first international one minute theatre festival. Now in it's 16th 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.
BREAKING NEWS (no, really!): We're thrilled to announce that Gi60 2020 is now available for viewing: Gi60 Theatre Festival on Film is now available On Demand via The Tank, NYC's Cybertank. 10 tiny plays on film, followed by a talkback with Gi60 Steve Ansell and me with Meghan Finn, artistic director of The Tank, NYC. Tickets: $5.00 - all proceeds go directly to support the Tank and it's mission of providing space and resources to artists. Link to purchase: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gi60
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/