Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Cassandra Rose ’10, Reeny Hofrichter ’10, and Skye Robinson Hillis ’11 are among the playwrights whose new work will be featured in the 2017 Chicago One-Minute Play Festival: “America Is . . .” The marathon evening of one-minute plays by more than 60 of Chicago’s established and emerging playwrights and directors is presented Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Performances are at 8 PM each night.
Rose is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program. Hofrichter is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. And Robinson Hillis is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program.
Columbia College alum Rose Freeman ’07, also a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is one of the festival’s directors.
Other writers whose plays will be showcased in the festival include Robert Tenges, Assistant Provost for Continuing & Community Education at Columbia College, and former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members Jonathan Mastro and Coya Paz.
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is a national event, working in partnership with theatres sharing playwright, educational, or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.
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