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For Immediate Release:
December 23, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Theater Space grand opening event at The Deering Estate at Cutler: The 2nd Annual South Florida One-minute Play Festival


(MIAMI, December 23, 2013) – The Deering Estate at Cutler kicks off its new theatre space with the 2nd Annual South Florida “One-Minute Play Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2014.  The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company founded by Producing Artist Director, Dominic D’Andrea, features one-minute plays by over 30 established and emerging South Florida playwrights commissioned for this event. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice through a performance of many moments and includes responses to local topics such as immigration, government and culture. Please note that the performances contain mature content.

There are three performances scheduled at the Deering Estate at Cutler: Saturday, January 25th, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, January 26th, at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue. The performance on Sunday, January 26th, at 3:00 pm will be live-streamed on Howlround.com’s HowlroundTV at livestream.com/newplay.

Tickets are $20 per show and can be purchased online at www.deeringestate.org or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Deering Estate’s Artist in Residence and educational programming initiatives.

The festival will feature works by Michael McKeever, Michael Yawney, Juan C. Sanchez, Edward G. Excaliber, David Sirois, Mark Della Ventura, Alejendro Morales, Vanessa Garcia, Kimberly Patterson, Marj O'Neill-Butler, Edith Freni, Ron Mangravite, Ann Gillespie, Jessica Farr, James Carrey, Kimberly Ehly, Marla Schwartz, David Victor, Glenn Hutchinson, Brian Cohen, Kayley Rose, Mary Damiano, Brad Beckman, Marsha Myers, Allan Provost, Delores “Lola” Sendler, Cynthia Clay, Catherine Tully, Michael Rutenberg, Ricky J Martinez, and Andie Arthur.

Directed by Nicole Stodard, Steven Chambers, Sheri Allender, Ivan Lopez, Gladys Ramirez, Wendy White, and Andie Arthur.

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres sharing playwright or community-specific missions across the country. #1MPF creates locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing local cultures of playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career.

In each city of the 20 cities where it has occurred, #1MPF works with partnering organizations to identify programs or initiatives in each community to support with the proceeds from the work. The goal is to find ways give directly back to the artists in each community. Supported programs have ranged from educational programming, youth poetry projects, teaching artists working in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, and community arts workshops.  The One-Minute Play Festival and the Deering Estate at Cutler have continued their dynamic partnership since 2011.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & close to 600 famous, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.  For more information please visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com.

Arts Programming at the Deering Estate at Cutler made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. John Fox, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 and 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org