The One-Minute Play Festival and Actor’s Express Present the First Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival


After sold out performances in multiple cities, Actor’s Express will partner with the NY-based company, The One-Minute Play Festival to bring The First Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) to Atlanta this June. Some of the proceeds will benefit Actor’s Express’ community-based and new play programming. The First Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival will take place Sunday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. and Monday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Actor’s Express.

One-minute plays by over 30 established and emerging Atlanta playwrights were commissioned for this special annual event, and developed with a special playmaking process.

The First Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival is proud to present works by the following playwrights: Steve Murray, Topher Payne, Johnny Drago, Margaret Baldwin, Addae Moon, Gabrielle Fulton, Pamela Turner, Theroun Patterson, Karla Jennings, Neeley Gossett, Patricia Henritze, Steve Yockey, Lauren Gunderson, Joshua Harmon, Lee Nowell, Phillip DePoy, Eddie Levi Lee, Peter Hardy, Daryl Fazio, Hank Kimmel, Robin Seidman, Park Cofield, Greg Carraway, Nick Boretz, Amina McIntyre, Doug Graham, Laura Carson, Lisa Brathwaite, Paris Crayton III, Michael Haverty, Jon Ludwig, Vynnie Meli, and more. 

The First Atlanta OMPF will be directed by Justin Anderson, Melissa Foulger, Jaclyn Hofmann, Melanie Long, Grant McGowen, Heidi Cline McKerley, and Ellen McQueen.

Tickets start at $20.00 plus tax and are available at or by calling 404-607-SHOW


The One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) is an NYC-based theatre company, founded by Dominic D’Andrea, which works in partnership with theatres who share playwright or community-specific missions across the country. OMPF creates local playwright-focused community events, using a specific playmaking process, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion by representing the culture of playwrights of different age, gender, race culture, and points of career. OMPF attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

OMPF is the only major American One-Minute Play Festival, and has developed a specific methodology and ideology for one-minute playmaking and community engagement.

Notable alums include: David Henry Hwang, Tina Howe, Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Kristoffer Diaz, Donald Margulies, Craig Lucas, Lisa Loomer, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Michael John Garces, Jason Grote, Mike Daisey, and others.

OMPF has partnered with theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Brunswick, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore/Washington DC, and several upcoming cities.

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Since our founding in 1987, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta’s artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta’s reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.

Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.