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Kitchen Dog Theater and the New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival will present The 1st Dallas One-Minute Play Festival, which aims to celebrate local voices and investigate the local zeitgeist.
The One-Minute Play Festival will feature close to 60 brand new One-Minute Plays by more than 30 playwrights from Texas' growing pool of contemporary writers. Artists will be working on this emerging short form to explore the relationship of the individual voice to the zeitgeist of a specific region. The writers have several weeks to complete scripts, with the only stipulation being that they can be performed in one minute.
Playwrights are selected by invitation and asked to engage in #1MPF's playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are grouped into "clumps" to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each clump of plays. And the result: 60 fully mounted plays, all staged with four chairs.