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The 5th annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (December 21, 2016)

The One-Minute Play Festival, Dominic D’Andrea, Producing Artistic Director, and the Deering Estate, Kim Yantis, Cultural Arts Curator, have continued their dynamic partnership with The 5th annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit the Deering Estate’s artist residency and educational programming initiatives.

The 5th annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival will be presented on Saturday, January 14th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 15th at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Palmetto Bay.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily.

One-minute plays by established and emerging South Florida playwrights were commissioned for this special event, prompted by #1MPF’s unique playmaking process. Writers we asked to think about and respond to America, 2016 post-election.

The festival, curated by Caitlin Wees and Dominic D’Andrea, will feature works by Jessica Farr, Susi Westfall, Bob Bowersox, Oliver Gorf, Wendy White, Kimberly Patterson, Michael Rutenberg, Kaley Rose, Glenn Hutchinson, Marla Schwartz, Paul Tei, Leah Barsanti, Barbara Fox, Marj O'Neill-Butler, Philip Williams, D. C. Sendler, Juan C Sanchez, Patrick G. Rodriguez, Sofia Sassone, Ivan Lopez, Antonio Rodriguez, Andie Arthur, Vanessa Garcia, Patricia Wakely Wolf, Brian Cohen, Marsha Meyers, Desiree Mora, Cathy Tully, Gregory Waters, Brittany Gonzalez, Zack Myers, and Nicole Stodard.

Directed by Amy Coker, Brunce Linser, Carey Brianna Hart, Deborah Sherman, Ivan Lopez, Nathalie Galde, Oliver Gorf, Rosalie Grant, & Wendy White. 
 
The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is a grass-roots community-engaged theatre festival, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer practice, which investigates local zeitgeist and narratives through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of minute-long moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with traditional theatres, cultural institutions, and social justice institutions sharing educational, community-focused, or public service missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF includes participants of different points of age, race, culture, gender, socio-economic background, and stage of career. The work attempts to reflect the values, topics, trends, styles, ideas, and big conversations that bubble up to the surface in each community.

Partnerships have been created with theaters in over 20 cities including: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis, Providence, and more, with partnering institutions like Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Rep, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, Victory Gardens Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks,  ACT, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth, and others.  
 
Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés, & over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights. 

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the South Florida Theatre League, Diario Las Américas and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.