One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre (Hardcover)

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Can you really write a play that lasts a minute?

The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds?

One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre demystifies the super-short-form play, demonstrating that this rich, accessible format offers great energy and variety not only to audiences but to everyone involved in its creation and performance. This handbook includes:

  • An anthology of 200 one-minute plays selected from the annual Gone in 60 Seconds festival.
  • A toolbox of exercises, methodologies and techniques for educators, practitioners and workshop leaders at all levels.
  • Tips and advice on the demands of storytelling, inclusivity and creative challenges.
  • Detailed practical information about creating your own minute festival, including play selection, running order, staging and marketing.

Drawing on a wealth of experience, Steve Ansell and Rose Burnett Bonczek present an invaluable guide for anyone intrigued by the art of creating, producing and performing a one minute play.

About the Author


Steve Ansell is a professional theatre director and the artistic director of stage@leeds at The University of Leeds, UK. He is also artistic director of Screaming Media Productions, and founder of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): The International One Minute Play Festival. Rose Burnett Bonczek is director of the BFA Acting program and a professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, US. She is also the festival director and producer of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): The International One Minute Play Festival, US Edition. She is the co-author of Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide with David Storck.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138675056
ISBN-10: 1138675059
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 20th, 2017
Pages: 388
Language: English