Can you really write a play that lasts a minute?
The one minute play presents a unique creative challenge: how does one create room for actors to perform, for directors to create a world, and for audiences to learn something, all in 60 seconds?
Steve Ansell and Rose Burnett Bonczek demystify 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 invaluable 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 accounts of producing 10 specific plays in the US and UK, demonstrating the different strategies and sensibilities at play.
About the Author
Steve Ansell is the Artistic Director of stage@leeds at Leeds University. 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. She is also the Festival Director and Producer of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): The International One Minute Play Festival, US Edition.