One-Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre - Book Launch/Signing

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome the authors of One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre for a celebration of the book's publication. The evening will feature readings of plays featured in the collection, and will be followed by a signing. The Monday, May 1st, 5:00pm event is free and open to the public.

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. 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? 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, authors 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.

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.

The Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule, visit 

Event date: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

The Drama Book Shop, Inc
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre Cover Image
By Steve Ansell (Editor), Rose Burnett Bonczek (Editor)
ISBN: 9781138675063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Routledge - February 28th, 2017