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Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival

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Gi60 is the world's first international one minute theatre festival. Now in it's 18th 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 in 2020, and returned to LIVE performance in October of 2021 at The Tank NYC!  We're thrilled to announce that  we'll return to The Tank in Manhattan in the summer of 2022 (stay tuned for Call for Play Submissions). In the meantime, visit the Gi60 Channel on YouTube to see nearly two thousand  plays from the past 17 years of Gi60 International, including a full performance of Gi60 US from October 23, 2021.  https://www.youtube.com/user/gi60channel 

Check out my interview about Gi60 and ensemble building with George Sapio for Onstage/Offstage Apple podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/onstage-offstage/id955994429?i=1000455686416

 

And my past interview on National Public Radio's The Takeaway: https://www.wnyc.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/

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