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)

Friday, 12 June 2015

Gi60 Featured on National Public Radio

Gi60: The International One Minute Play Festival is thrilled to have been featured on National Public Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry on their June 11 program. To hear the interview with Gi60 Live US Edition's director and producer Rose Bonczek, please click on the link below:
http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/

Two more performances of Gi60 Live US - Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm! Advance purchase strongly recommended!

But Wait!! There's More! Gi60 #NextGen performing Saturday June 13!

Gi60:The International One Minute Play Festival is proud to continue its partnership with Brooklyn's wonderful acting school, Acting Out! in hosting Gi60 #NextGen - featuring their incredibly talented acting company aged 11-15, performing a different set of 25 one minute plays on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 pm in the New Workshop Theater!  Help us celebrate and support the next generation of storytellers!  For tickets, please call 718-951-4500, or visit the same ticket link for Gi60 Live US Edition!

There are two more performance for Gi60 Live US - Friday June 12 at 8:00 pm, and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm - 50 plays in 50 minutes! Performed live, and live streamed! See this site for link addresses.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Gi60 Live US: Stream Addresses

ALL THREE PERFORMANCES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED.  The easiest way to get to the links for the live stream is to go to: www.BrooklynCenter.org/Gi60 - they will have the links to the live stream address posted there.  You can try going directly to the links themselves from here, but the addresses are a bit more cumbersome: mms://bcmedia.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater   and mms://69.38.230.60/theater.  Show starts at 8:00 pm, and we will live stream all three performances!

Gi60 Live US Live Stream Addresses:

The easiest way to get to the links is to go to: www.BrooklynCenter.org/Gi60 - they will have the links to the live stream address posted there.  You can try going directly to the links themselves from here, but the addresses are a bit more cumbersome: mms://bcmedia.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater   and mms://69.38.230.60/theater.  Show starts at 8:00 pm, and we will live stream all three performances!

Gi60 Live US - 50 One Minute Plays - June 11, 12 and 13th!

Gi60 Live US will perform 50 original one minute plays each evening on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm at the New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College (the show runs just under an hour).  Featuring playwrights from four continents, and 17 states in the USA.  For tickets, please call 718-951-4500. We will be live streaming all three performances - the link will be posted on Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts event page, at http://www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/Gi60-2015-USA-Gone-in-60-Seconds/

And enjoy our interview on National Public Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry at: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/theatre-sixty-second-attention-span/

Monday, 8 June 2015

One Minute Plays - 50 in 50 Minutes! Get Your Tickets Now for Gi60 Live US Edition!

The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College and Screaming Media Productions UK are proud to present the eleventh annual Gi60 Live US Edition - performances on Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 8:00 pm in the New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College!  50 plays in 50 minutes, featuring playwrights from 4 continents and from 17 states in the US - the event will be LIVE STREAMED - please check this site, the Gi60 Facebook page, and the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College's home page for links on show dates. Gi60 US is one of three international sites for Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) The International One Minute Play Festival - UK, US and now New Zealand!

For tickets, please call 718-951-4500 - for additional information and to purchase tickets via the box office website, please visit: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/news/bcnews/bcnews_060515.php

AND - we are delighted to announce a second event: Screaming Media Productions, the Department of Theater and Acting Out! are proud to present Gi60 #NextGen, featuring actors aged 11-15 performing in 25 different on minute plays - Saturday June 13 at 2:00 pm in the New Workshop Theater. Tickets available at 718-951-4500.  NOTE: Gi60 Live US and Gi60 #NextGen are two different shows - featuring different plays and performers.  Why not see both?

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:


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.