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Playwrights Foundation & The One-Minute Play Festival present...


50+ Bay Area playwrights. 80+ one-minute plays. Infinite possibility.

$18 single/$36 VIP [reserved seats and drink of your choice!]

Advance Prices!


Grab a cocktail, bring a friend and prepare to have your mind blown! The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is a fast-paced evening of non-stop theater that will twist and turn your mind and heart.

Following sold-out performances in the past four seasons, this year’s festival will be the largest, most inclusive, and most ambitious collaboration between Playwrights Foundation and #1MPF to date. Join us for this one of a kind community fundraiser and tour de force show of topical short plays! #1MPF is a benefit for both organizations. Get your tickets before they sell out through the Brava Theater website. Two performances only!

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Presented at The Brava Theater Center
December 15th & 16th, 2014 at 8pm
Tickets on sale now

"The One Minute Play Fest is a pretty perfect exercise in creativity, community, and just wild fun. It combines the thrill of a risky endeavor with the zeal of artists getting to make their art, quick and crazy."
- playwright Lauren Gunderson

The 5th Annual SF #1MPF features brand new one-minute plays by 50+ of the Bay Area's growing talent pool of exceptional contemporary writers, featuring some of the most important artistic voices in the nation.

FEATURING PLAYS BY Trevor Allen+, Jake Arky, Tim Bauer+, E.H. Benedict+, Jon Bernson+, Erin Bregman+, Rachel Bublitz, Gamal Chasten, Christopher Chen+, Victoria Chong Der, Anthony Clarvoe+, Megan Cohen, Roberta D'Alois, Bennett Fisher, Brit Frazier, Elizabeth Gjelten+, Michaela Goldhaber, Garret Jon Groenveld+, Daniel Heath, Robert Johnson+, Barbara Jwanouskos, Lynne Kaufman+, Carol Lashoff, Jeffrey Lo, Aaron Loeb+, Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Jonathan Luskin+, Alison Luterman, Karen Macklin, Madeline Mahrer, Braden Marks, Patricia Milton, Nick Mwaluko, Peter Nachtrieb+, Naomi Newman, Marisela Treviño Orta+, Evelyn Jean Pine, Tracy Held Potter, Andrew Saito+, Steven Salzman+, Josh Senyak, Dara Silverman, Jonathan Spector+, E. Hunter Spreen+, Paul Stojsavljevic-Flores, Marissa Skudlarek, Michael Gene Sullivan+, Aimee Suzara, Tom Swift, Arisa White, Nathan Yungerberg, Ignacio Zulueta+
+ indicates PF Alumni

DIRECTORS INCLUDE Adam Sussman, Logan Ellis, Brian Katz, Hugo Carbajal, Jessica Greenstreet, Karen Piemme, Rem Myers, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Rory Strahan-Mauk, & Christian Haines

Ticketing and Directions
Early Bird tickets: $16 regular/$32 VIP until December 1st only!
General Admission: $18 online/advance, $25 at the door
VIP Admission: $36, includes reserved best-of-house seating and complimentary drinks.
Visit the Brava Theater website or the Brava Box Office to purchase, 415-641-7657.
Walk-up sales available after November 7th at the Brava Theater Box Office, M-F 12pm-6pm.

The Brava Theater Center is located at 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, on 24th Street between Potrero and Bryant Streets. Garage parking is available in the San Francisco General Hospital structure. Metered parking is available along 24th Street; meters are checked from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.


The One-­Minute Play Festival is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by producing artistic director Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF works in partnership with theaters and organizations in cities across the country who share missions devoted to new plays and/or a community-specific focus. In each city, #1MPF creates a locally sourced playwright-focused community event, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career.

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“Having had the opportunity to work with the Bay Area artistic community over the past six years, I’ve observed a strong and present sense of community and a dedication to the craft and practice of theatre-making that is truly unique and wonderful. This is an incredible community of artists, and I’m honored to be sharing the work with them again this year as we dig even deeper into our zeitgeist,” reflects Dominic D’Andrea, #1MPF’s Founder and Artistic Director.

#1MPF has partnered with theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Brunswick, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, and New York. Current and past partnerships include: Primary Stages, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, INTAR Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Passage Theatre, and others.

Some notable contributors to #1MPF have included: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Michael John Garces, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Jose Rivera, Lisa Loomer, Craig Lucas, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garces, along with over 500 famous and emerging writers. For more information, visit www.oneminuteplayfestival.com

READ ALL ABOUT IT IN LAST YEAR'S REVIEWS: SFGate's article on the Playwrights Foundation #1MPF: "Who likes short shorts? (plays, that is)" and Theatre Communications Group's piece on the #1MPF as a whole: "How a one-minute play festival takes a community's pulse"