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 in Leeds, UK and Brooklyn, NY - each site selects and presents 50 original one minute plays in a single evening. The festivals are performed live, live streamed, and filmed, and later edited to single play format for viewing on the Gi60 Channel on YouTube. Originally created in 2003 by Steve Ansell, artistic director of Screaming Media Productions in the UK, Rose Burnett Bonczek 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.
The Gi60 global community has grown to include offshoot festivals from Texas to New Zealand, and each year we're joined by Gi60 #NextGen, a youth edition of Gi60 performed by students from Acting Out! conservatory in Brooklyn, NY. 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.
NEWS FLASH: We're delighted to announce a new addition to the Gi60 Family: Gi60 Radio Theatre: currently accepting submissions through February 21, 2020. For full submission guidelines, visit www.gi60.blogspot.com, join the Gi60 Group Facebook page. Call for submissions for Gi60 International will go out at the end of February.
Check out our interview on National Public Radio's The Takeaway: https://www.wnyc.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/