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One-Minute Play Festival

The 8th New York One-Minute Play Festival

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The One-Minute Play Festival & Primary Stages Present:

The 8th New York The One-Minute Play Festival

To Benefit ESPA At Primary Stages

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6pm and 9pm
at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters

Tickets are $25 each and available here

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D’Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) continue their dynamic partnership with a portion of the event’s proceeds benefitting Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA).

Featuring plays by:

Joshua Allen, Robert Askins, Rachel Axler, Tanya Barfield, Neena Beber, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Mike Daisey, Eisa Davis, Kristoffer Diaz, Bathsheba Doran, Madeline George, Kate Gersten, Melissa Jane Gibson, Daniel Goldfarb, David Grimm, Israel Horovitz, Chisa Hutchinson, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Keller, Greg Kotis, Neil LaBute, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Kirk Lynn, Ellen McLaughlin, Dominique Morisseau, Itamar Moses, Sylvan Oswald, Dave West Read, Scott Rothman, Kate M. Ryan, Edwin Sanchez, Jenny Schwartz, Julian Sheppard, Octavio Solis, Caridad Svich, Adam Szymkowicz and Ken Urban.

With Direction by:

Suzanne Agins, Carl Andress, Dominic D’Andrea, John Gould Rubin, Josh Hecht, Andrew Leynse, West Hyler, and Niegel Smith


Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the artistic support needed to create new work. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 120 new plays, including Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment (1994 New York premiere and current season hit), David Ives’ All in the Timing (both the original 1993 production and 2013 revival); Kate Fodor’s Rx; Charles Busch’s Olive and the Bitter Herbs and You Should Be So Lucky; A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie; Horton Foote’s Harrison, TX and Dividing the Estate (Two 2009 Tony Award® nominations); Brooke Berman’s Hunting and Gathering (one of New York Magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2008); Terrence McNally’s Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams (starring Nathan Lane and Marian Seldes) and The Stendhal Syndrome (featuring Isabella Rossellini and Richard Thomas); Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter’s In the Continuum (which went on to tour the U.S., Africa, and Scotland); and Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas (which marked the playwright’s U.S. debut). In 2008, Primary Stages was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, which encompasses much more than the plays we produce for the stage. Primary Stages supports playwrights and develops new works through commissions, workshops, readings, and our education and training programs: The Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the Marvin and Anne Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), and the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting. Through these programs, Primary Stages advocates for our artists, helping them make important—and often transformative—connections within the theater community.


Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is a multidisciplinary school with departments in writing, acting, and directing. Now in its seventh year, ESPA has refined actors who have been seen on and off-Broadway, developed writers whose work has won awards and received workshops and productions, and served as a professional and artistic home for emerging talent. ESPA is defined by its strong commitment to collaboration through programs such as Detention, a monthly performance series that partners ESPA writers, actors, directors, and a faculty advisor in the creation of a unique evening of theater. Having provided a home to over 2,000 students, ESPA has become a leader in performing arts education through its excellence in training, unique collaboration and networking opportunities, and strong professional community. ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.