The 1 minute play festival

 

What can you do in 60 seconds? Call a friend. Grab a coffee. Make a paper aeroplane.

Or you could make the most of a minute - and experience an entire play!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Friday 4 May 2018 at 7:30pm

Saturday 5 May 2018 at 7:30pm

Kilichand Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates

 

 

Other important dates:

Saturday 31 March 2018: Deadline for script submission
Saturday 14 April 2018: Deadline for actor, director & theatre company registration
Friday 4 May 2018 (daytime):Technical rehearsals

THE RULES

General Rules

  • 1:One is open to and welcomes participation from writers, directors, actors and theatre companies from anywhere in the world.
  • 1:One is free to enter.
  • Scripts and performances must be 60 seconds or less.
  • Participants can enter as an actor, director or writer or any combination.
  • Plays which have been previously performed in Dubai may be performed although we encourage the production of new works.
  • Plays can be in any language. We encourage non English language productions.
  • All participants will abide by the rules of the venues and behave in a professional and respectful manner towards venue staff, festival staff and fellow participants.
  • All participants must abide by the laws of UAE and must be sensitive to local customs, laws and culture. This includes but is not limited to being sensitive to the portrayal of politics, religion, personal, personal relations, alcohol, strong swearing. Writers may be asked to edit scripts to accommodate these points.
  • Participants give 1:One permission to take photographs and to film productions and/or rehearsals and to use these for marketing and publicity purposes. Any such materials will be the property of 1:One and participants will not be paid for any usage.
  • The personal information that participants provide will only be used by 1:One. Your personal information may be used to communicate with you about 1:One and other theatre related activities in the UAE.
  • 1:One is not a competition. We encourage all participants to think outside the box. What could you achieve in 60 seconds?
  • All participants will be given a 1:One certificate of participation¬†

 

Staging & Lighting

  • There is no limit to the number of performers on stage
  • All creative forms including but not limited to music, dance and poetry are permitted as part of the theatre performance.
  • Projections and film can be used as part of the performance
  • There are three set lighting stages to choose from:
    • Warm wash
    • Central pool in white, red or blue
    • Three spots (choose 1, 2 or 3) One spot centre stage, one down left and one down right.
  • Please note a maximum of 1 lighting change per production will be permitted if required.
  • There are six pieces of furniture available. Two square white blocks. One rectangular white block. One square white table. Two black fold up chairs. No other items of furniture can be used and no other furniture will be provided. A maximum of three pieces may be used.¬†

 

Writers

  • ¬†A writer can write a maximum of 5 plays
  • Writers give permission to play(s) to submitted to the Festival to be presented at 1:One
  • Scripts cannot be withdrawn from 1:One once submitted without the prior approval of 1:One
  • Writers will not receive royalties from any performance of their play at 1:One
  • Writers must remove all identification e.g. name, contact details from scripts prior to submission.
  • Scripts must be submitted in pdf
  • All writers must abide by the laws of UAE and must be sensitive to local customs, laws and culture. This includes but is not limited to being sensitive to the portrayal of politics, religion, personal relations, alcohol, strong swearing. Writers may be asked to edit scripts to accommodate these points.
  • The deadline for script submissions is Saturday 31st March

 

Actors, Directors and Theatre Companies

  • An actor can act in a maximum of 5 plays
  • A director can direct a maximum of 5 plays
  • Directors and/or theatre companies take responsibility for gaining permission to present work at 1:One from the writers or originators of that work.
  • Directors and Theatre Companies are responsible for finding a location and for conducting all of their own rehearsals for their productions.
  • The deadline for Actors, Directors and Theatre Companies is Saturday 14 April
  • There will be no auditions held for 1:One. Individual actor applications will be sent to directors to aid the selection process.
  • If actors, directors or theatre companies wish to withdraw from the festival they will give 1:One as much notice as possible.

 

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