Gi60 2015

Gi60 2015 Submission Deadline April 1st

Gi60 UK LIVE: 05 May 2015 (stage@leeds, Leeds)
Gi60 US LIVE: 11 - 13 June (Brooklyn College, New York)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Gi60 2015 Live US - Tickets Now Available!

Gi60 2015 Live US Edition will perform on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College. Ticket prices are $15, $12 for seniors, $10 with student ID (please!).  For tickets please visit:

Monday, 18 May 2015

Gi60 #NextGen 2015 Announces Play Selection!

Gi60 #NextGen is proud to announce our play selections for 2015! Performances will be held June 12th and June 13th
June 12th will be at 8pm in the Tantrum Theatre at Acting Out! (7426 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
June 13th will be at 2pm in the New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College.
Each playwright below can claim a single comp ticket for either performance. Many thanks to all of the playwrights who submitted for sharing your stories with us! And now, without further ado, the 2015 Gi60 #NextGen play selections:
1) Anniversary by Allie Costa (Studio City, California)
2) An Unexpected Cheese Party by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
3) Aspirations by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
4) Bus Stop by Thomas J. Misuraca (Tarzana, California)
5) Cherish Is The Word by Dan Morra (Middletown, PA)
Choosy Beggars by Thomas J. Misuraca (Tarzana, California)
 7) Desperately Seeking by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
 8) The Elephant In The Room by Alex Bernstein
 9) Emotional Self-Mutilation by Julia Lederer (Toronto, Ontario)
 10) The Fountain of Too Much Youth by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
 11) The Gold Dubloon by Barry M. Putt, Jr. (Somerset, NJ)
 12) It’s In The Cards by Maureen Brady Johnson (Oberlin, Ohio)
 13) The Last Level by Ted Wenskus (Rochester, NY)
 14) Life Lessons by Martha Patterson (Boston, Massachusetts)
 15) The Little Red Hen by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, Virginia)
 16) Lunch Barter by Robin Pond (Toronto, Ontario)
 17) The Peanut Butter Police by Alan Jozwiak (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 18) The Rehearsal by Julia Coyle (Leeds, UK)
 19) Sadie’s Stalker by Rhea MacCallum (Downey, California)
 20) Sock It To Me by Allie Costa (Coldwater Canyon, California)
 21) That’s So Meta by Walter Petryk (Brooklyn, New York)
 22) To Begin by Carol M. Rice (Plano, Texas)
 23) Weird Connections by Andrea Fleck Clardy (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)
 24) What Did You Think? by Carol M. Rice (Plano, Texas)
 25) The Witches Hat by Theodore McGee (New York, NY)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Gi60 US 2015 Announces Play Selection

We're delighted to announce Gi60 US Live Editions play selection for 2015 - performances will be June 11, 12 and 13 at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College at 8:00 pm. Each playwright below can claim a single comp ticket for a performance - all proceeds go to a scholarship fund that supports undergraduate theater majors at Brooklyn College. Our great thanks to all of the playwrights who submitted, and thank you everyone for the wonderful stories you created.

1)      9/11 Anniversary by Rhea MacCallum  (Downey, CA)
2)      The Bench by Olivia Artieti    (Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy)
3)      The Black Dinner by Walter Petryk    (Portland, OR)
4)      Catch and Release by Jay Nickerson  (Brooklyn, NY)
5)      The Choice by Stephen Kaplan  (Bogota, NJ)
6)      Coat Dance by Cecilia Raker  (Boston, MA)
7)      Dammit by Shannon McDavod  (Milford, MI)
8)      The Delicate Grace of a Severed Limb by Stephen Gracia  (Brooklyn, NY)
9)      Dissolution by Allie Costa  (Studio City, CA)
10)  The Drill by Stephen Kaplan  (Bogota, NJ)
11)  Firm Judgment by Daniel Burns  (Houston, TX)
12)  First Step by Kat Ramsburg  (New York, NY)         
13)  The Fish Tank by Shara Feit  (Riverdale, NY)
14)  Friendship by Altenir Silva  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
15)  Haunted Theater by Rosanne Manfredi  (Bayshore, NY)
16)  The Hidden Stream by Anna Shotter  (Huddersfield, UK)
17)  Hold On Halloween by Peter Gabridge (Brookline, MA)
18)  Ira and Irving’s Adventures by Steve Ansell  (Holmfirth, UK)
19)  Imperfect Angels by John Weagley  (Chicago, IL)
20)  Juliet's Epilogue by Tess Light  (Los Alamos, NM)
21)  The Kettle by Steven Korbar  (Torrance, CA)
22)  Liquidity by Alex Bernstein  (Cranford, NJ)
23)  Listening Off Beat by Eugene Solfanelli  (Brooklyn, NY)
24)  The Lye by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
25)  Maybe by Peter Hsieh  (San Jose, CA)
26)  Mousetrap by Tess Sullivan (Christchurch, New Zealand)
27)  The Next Stop Is… by Corey Pajka (Brooklyn, NY)
28)  Now We Wait by Mark Harvey Levine (Pasadena, CA)
29)  Position Elimination by Catherine Jean Mazzeo  (Islip, NY)
30)  Rape Noir by Jim MacNerland  (Los Angeles, CA)
31)  A Reunion by Patrick Connelly (New York, NY)
32)  Saving Inge by Loy Webb   (Chicago, IL)
33)  Seven Eight by Ramona Floyd  (New York, NY)
34)  Something New by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
35)  Sorry by Nick Dawkins (Leeds, UK)
36)  Sudden Death by Nancy Brewka-Clark  (Beverly, MA)
37)  Swan Song by R.A. Pauli  (Annapolis, MD)
38)  Sympathy for the Devil by Ivy Vale  (New York, NY)
39)  Take Mental Pictures by Aurora Stewart de Peña  (Toronto, ON)
40)  There Are No Cellphones in Shakespeare by Dwayne Yancey (Fincastle, VA)
41)  Thingz by Tom Carrozza  (New York, NY)
42)  This Ball by Eugene Solfanelli  (Brooklyn, NY)
43)  Threshold by Malena Eljumaily (Santa Rosa, CA)
44)  Timetable by Matthew Konkel (Milwaukee, WI)
45)  Translation by Jason Rainey (Austin, TX)
46)  You’re the Only One of You I’ve Got by Aurora Stewart de Peña  (Toronto, ON)
47)  The Unexpected Cheese Party by Dwayne Yancey  (Fincastle, VA)
48)  Untitled by Anthony Ponzio (Washington, DC)
49)  The Waiter by Clementine Page  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
50)  We Can Be Heroes by Allie Costa (Studio City, CA)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Gi60 UK Live edition 2015 in glorious HD


after the disappointment of last nights failed stream i'm happy to report that LSTV have worked tirelessly to get the footage ready and kindly provided us with a link so that the full show can now be seen on you tube.

Thank you to everyone involved and we will get to the bottom of why the stream failed before we attempt it again:

Gi60 UK Live edition: see last nights show here:

Gi60 US Live edition coming soon

The Gi60 UK live edition may not have streamed live and we may still be trying to get the full show up on line but there's no time to rest in the world of tiny plays as Gi60 US live edition can be seen on the horizon smiling and waving excitedly, carrying a bag full to the brim with tiny stories from talented playwrights.

We had a great show last night at Gi60 UK live, it's a real shame that we couldnt share the experience with our on line audience. hopefully we can share the show with you all in the very near future. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Gi60, without you we have no festival.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Gi60 UK Live Edition Live Stream.


Watch tonights show live in person or streamed (tickets available at or watch at your own leisure for 24hrs after the event.

ScreamingMediaProductions would like to thank LSTV, The University of Leeds and stage@leeds for providing the staff technology and support for Gi60 UK LiveEditions first stream.

Follow this link to connect to the stream:

Gi60: The Full History

Gi60: a One Minute History Gi60: The One Minute Play Festival was created by Steve Ansell, artistic director of ScreamingMediaProductions in 2003. At that time Steve was the Associate Director and head of New Writing at Harrogate Theatre, North Yorkshire, UK. Steve was curating a writing festival and looking for ways to offer more opportunity for writers to have their work staged. The idea of staging a one minute play festival was actually thanks to Christopher Durang and his anthology 27 Short Plays which contains a play titled 'One Minute Play' which Durang was commissioned to write for a one minute play festival. His play actually lasts over two minutes as he found the parameters limiting. It was for this reason that the first Gi60 was actually a two minute play festival called 120 Seconds which was presented as part of the 2003 Harrogate Theatre Write On festival. 120 Seconds was a huge success with both writers and audiences and so in 2004, enthused by the reaction to 120 seconds the first 'Gone In Sixty Seconds' (Gi60) was presented. Almost 90 one minute plays were performed in two separate shows, one show for family audiences and one for more adult themed material. Once again the shows were a huge success with extra performances hastily arranged as the studio space housing the event couldn't accommodate the audience numbers.

Although the 2004 show was very successful it had become clear that a single show with fewer plays would be more manageable, however, a reduction in the number of shows would have meant less opportunities for writers. With this in mind and inspired by his own phones ability to shoot about one minute of video, Steve approached long time colleague and fellow Director Rose Burnett Bonczek at Brooklyn College in New York to see if she would host a New York One Minute Play festival under the Gi60 name and record the entire event on Video. The plan would be to each present 50 one minute plays, record them and then upload them to a website for viewing and download by writers, friends, family and the general public.

Both shows were a massive success and both were recorded. A site and domain name were purchased and software uploaded (beating the official launch of You Tube by five months). Over the years we have undergone a number of changes. The UK show moved from the Harrogate Theatre studio to the Theatres main stage and is now has its home at The Viaduct Theatre in Halifax where Steve is an associate artist. In 2008 we moved the Gi60 Archive to You Tube and the Gi60 channel has received over 20,000 hits since that time. In 2010 we hosted our first themed Gi60 as part of the Halifax Ghost Story Festival 'G(hosts)i60', this was also notable as it was the first time that both Steve and Rose had directed together and featured a cast drawn from both UK and US actors.

Gi60 is always evolving and their have been a number of things have changed since the first International Gi60 in 2005, however, the key elements that make Gi60 so distinctive, successful and emulated remain the same.

· Gi60 is open to anybody, of any age and from anywhere

· Gi60 is free to enter and there is no fee for participating

· All our cast, crew and supporters give their time voluntarily

· All plays are recorded and made available on line

· Copyright remains with the author

· Plays can be about any subject as long as they are original

We are extremely proud of the Gi60 format and the creative community of writers, performers and artists that has grown up around the event. The fact that so many other one minute festivals using the Gi60 format have sprung up in recent years is fantastic news for writers and further proof of the popularity of the one minute form and the effectiveness of the Gi60 format.