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The 6th annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival at Deering Estate

MIAMI (December 13, 2017)

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and the Deering Estate continue their dynamic partnership with the 6th annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival on Saturday, January 13th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 14th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater.  

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office 305-235-1668 ext. 233 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

#1MPF Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea and Producer Caitlin Wees, and Deering Estate Cultural Arts Curator Kim Yantis continue their collaboration that supports established and emerging South Florida playwrights through #1MPF's unique community playmaking process. This annual event also supports the Deering Estate's artist residency and educational programming initiatives.

"There has been an explosion of emerging artist groups who show a hunger and energy to examine the zeitgeist of this community through art, in sound-bite form," says Dominic D'Andrea, producing artistic director of the #1MPF. "It has been my privilege to work with this community for over half a decade, and I'm glad #1MPF and the Deering Estate continue to be at the forefront of this unique collaborative event."

As this is volunteer and experimental work, we welcome preview, feature, and event listings, but the #1MPF does not seek critical or review press.

The festival will feature works by Andie Arthur, Susan Westfall, Brad Beckman, Bob Bowersox, Carmen Pelaez, Brian Cohen, Steven Chambers, Jessica Farr, Barbara Fox, Vanessa Garcia, Glenn Hutchinson, Ivan R Lopez, Michael McKeever, Marjorie O'Neill-Butler, Kimberly Patterson, Michael Rutenberg, Juan C. Sanchez, DC Sendler,  Karen Stephens, Nicole Stodard, Cathy Tully,  Paul Tei, Phillip Williams, Patricia Wolf, Wendy White, Patrick G. Rodriguez, Lauren DeLeon, Greg Waters, Oliver Gorf, Desiree Mora, Zachary James Myers, Leah Barsanti, Anna V. Rodriguez, & Daniel Gil. Directed by Lisset Riera, Oliver Gorf, Patrick Rodriguez, Pete Rogan, Ashley Diaz, Wendy White, and more.

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, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

Editor's note: Photos are available upon request.

About the One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF)
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America's largest 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.

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 and 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. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!