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 Plays

1. MINDFULNESS

It takes only 60 seconds to totally transform your life.

Theatre Company: ASD Adults

Writer: Iobel Andemicael (USA/UAE) 

Directors:  Aida Laubach, Kristopher F. Williams, Iobel Andemicael  

Cast: Aida Laubach

 

2. BYE BYE BILLIE

Families procuring foreign children. It’s not personal, it’s business.

Theatre Company: Nabratuha Productions

Writer: Patrick Gabridge (USA)

Director: Nourah Almaiman

Cast: Mara Carpencu-Pop (Mommy), Christopher Marais (Daddy), Margot Koenig (Billie), Alisha Ahmad (Sanjita)

 

3. SIESTA

When all else fails, take a nap.

Writer: Ann Lorraine Lames (Philippines/UAE)

Director: Ann Lorraine Lames

Cast: Firas Al Shakarchi (Daniel), Ursula Milani (Cristina)

 

4. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY

When your co-workers won’t stop talking!

Theatre Company:  ASD Adults

Writer: Samer Al Saleh (Palestine/UAE) 

Directors: Samar Al Saleh, Kristopher F. Williams, Iobel Andemicael

Cast:  Samar Al Saleh (Alexa), Iobel Andemicael (Siri)

5. THE HORSE

Man, or horse? It’s all about perception.

Writer:  Maddison Wise (USA)

Director:  Bhaskar Saha

Cast:  Richa Anand (Kimberly), Saleem Surani (Michael)

 

6. ROUGH JUSTICE

A woman has an unexpected and unwanted guest.

Writer: John McDermott (UK)

Director: Chris McDermott

Cast: Huda Bhaldar (Julie), Justin Cipriano (Mark)

 

7. MY FISH TANK

An innocent question to humanity from your neighbourhood refugee camp.

Writer: Prakash Soni (India / UAE)

Director: Rahul Taneja

Cast: Mandeep Walia (Refugee 1), Bhavya Taneja (Refugee 2)

 

8. WANTING WORDS 5

Life is about composing.

Writer: Phil Apaza (USA/UAE)

Director: Phil Apaza

Cast:  Cris Mejia (Woman)

 

9. CHECKERED PAST

Three ants enjoying a much-awaited picnic.

Writer: Stacey Lane (USA)

Director: Lamya Tawfik     

Cast: Greg Lunn (Andy), Tabassum Inamdar (Andrea), Lamya Tawfik (Ansley)

10. HESITATION

An act of hesitation. Literally.

Writer: Farzana Palathingal (India/UAE)

Director: Farzana Palathingal

Cast: Farzana Palathingal

 

11. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Envious glances, unpleasant comments and attempted sabotage by a newcomer.

Theatre Company: ASD Adults

Writer: Samer Al Saleh (Palestine/UAE)

Directors: Samar Al Saleh,

Kristopher F. Williams, Aida Laubach

Cast:  Samer Al Saleh (Alexa), Iobel Andemicael (Siri), Aida Laubach (Omega)

 

12. THE PET

What would you teach a robot? Compassion for dumb animals?

Writer: Fiona Paterson (UK/UAE)

Director: Fiona Paterson

Cast: Mara Carpencu-Pop (Woman 1), Fiona Paterson (Woman 2)

 

13. THE END OF THE AFFAIR

Do we really have to put technology into everything?

Theatre Company: Nabratuha Productions

Writer:  Deirdre Girard (USA)

Director: Nourah Almaiman

Cast: Ryan D’Sa / Nourah Almaiman (Reader/Book)

14. WRINKLES

Every wrinkle tells a story

Writer:  Purva Grover (India/UAE)

Director:  Dahlia Ali

Cast: Dahlia Ali (Woman)

 

15. ISN’T THERE AN APP FOR THAT?

#appsarewhereitsat #bunnyears

Writer: Rita Anderson (USA)

Director: Amit Kapur

Cast: Latoya McInnis (Boss), Emily Thomas (Employee 1), Ashwin Nayanar (Employee 2), Richa Anand (Employee 3)

 

16. MY NAME IS JAD RAPHAEL

Do you really know me?

Writer: Jad Raphael (Lebanon/France/UAE)

Director: Jad Raphael

Cast: Jad Raphael

 

17. WAIT FOR IT

Theatre Company: The Ripple Effect

Director:  Aishwarya Shiv (India/UAE)

Cast:  Melrick Fernandez, Chineme Prince, Aishwarya Shivkumar, Parvathy Vish, Namrata K, Rohit K

18. YOU WANTED TO SEE ME

Does the boss really know what’s going on?

Theatre Company: ASD Adults

Writer: Kristopher F. Williams (USA/UAE)

Directors: Kristopher F. Williams, Samar Al Saleh, Aida Laubach, Iobel Andemicael

Cast: Aida Laubach (Employee), Kristopher F. Williams (Boss)

 

19. A PLEASANT EVENING OUT

A pleasant evening with friends ruined by an unpleasant truth.

Writer: Greg Hovanesian (USA)

Director: Sunil Jasuja

Cast: Ushma Shah, Mandeep Walia, Arti Srivatsa, Dharam Veer Sood

 

20. SOCIAL

Mobile addiction and ignorance of family members.

Writer: Hitesh Tailor (India/UAE)

Director: Hitesh Tailor

Cast: Viji Shashikant (Dadi), Hitesh Tailor (Son), Sukhbir Kaur (Daughter-in-Law), Tanishq Sarkar (Grandson), Pal Tailor (Grand-daughter)

 

21. THE BUTTERFLY

Sometimes you just need some help from a butterfly.

Writer: Elena Naskova (Macedonia/USA)

Director: Lamya Tawfik

Cast: Greg Lunn (Jack), Lamya Tawfik (Karin)

 

22. ROCK, MY LITTLE ONE, ROCK

Who’s watching the baby on the rocking horse?

Writer: Marie Dullaghan (IRL/UK/UAE)

Director: Marie Dullaghan

Cast: Marie Dullaghan (Granny)

 

23. QUIT STALLING

A strong discussion with HR over lavatory timing.

Writer: Thomas Coash (USA)

Director: Ryan D’Sa

Cast: Nourah Almaiman (Ms Abernathy), Faiza Asif (Ms Amati)

 

24. BOOK A DAY KEEPS APPLE AWAY

The digital revolution. Books are nearly extinct: they will revive.

Theatre Company: Natakwale

Writer: Prakash Kelkar (India/UAE)

Director: Prakash Kelkar

Cast: Rani Oltikar (Lady One), Ashwini Dhomkar (Lady Two), Sanika Kelkar (Girl), Adwait Kulkarni (Boy One), Dhruv Dhomkar (Boy Two), Nilesh Deshpande (Man One), Prakash Kelkar (Man Two), Sunil Dhar (Person with Book)

 

25. NICE & EMPTY

Where will Daniel’s niceness lead him?

Writer: Pete Malicki (Australia)

Director: Rosine Saad

Cast: Iman Essais

26. DELILAH

Every woman is born to be free, like a bird.

Writer: Dahlia Ali (Egypt/UAE)

Director: Dahlia Ali

Cast: Dahlia Ali, Christopher Marais, Ashwin Nayanar

 

27. DENIZENS

Who owns your house, you or them?

Theatre Company:  Theatrewallas

Writer:  Dr Shailesh Upadhyay (India/UAE)

Director:  Dr Shailesh Upadhyay

Cast:  Minal Dalal (House Lady), Dushyant Barot (Priest), Pathik Dalal (House Owner), Shruti Bhatt (Daughter); Hetvi Taylor, Hetsi Pandya, Bijal Thakkar, Ravi Yadav, Nilesh Patel, Avni Shah, Dhairya Shah, Diganta Gaglani (Denizens)

 

28. THE UNFRIENDLY ALIEN

Reality check given by an ET to humans

Writer: Ali Mohammed (India/UAE)

Director: Ali Mohammed

Cast: Benjamin Samuel (Human), Tabassum Inamdar (Alien)

 

29. SPECIMEN

A social commentary on the human condition.

Writer: Ayush Bhatnagar (India/UAE)

Director: Farzana Palathingal

Cast: Farzana Palathingal

30. KABADDI

A poetic take on the common love of Kabaddi.

Writer: Prakash Soni (India/UAE)

Director: Rahul Taneja

Cast: Rahul Taneja (Character A), Shantanu Rastogi (Character B)

 

31. PAYING RESPECTS

Funereal chat

Writer: Frank Dullaghan (Ireland/UAE)

Director: Amit Kapur

Cast: Keith Dallison (Person 1), Greg Lunn (Person 2)

Interval

32. CHANGELING

What happened to the baby?

Writer:  Marie Dullaghan (IRL/UK/UAE)

Director:  Marie Dullaghan

Cast: Marie Dullaghan (Granny)

 

33. THE FOX AND THE CROW

The fox tempts the crow, but does she relent?

Writer:  Adapted from Aesop

Director:  Chris McDermott

Cast:  Huda Bhaldar (The Crow), Justin Cipriano (The Fox)

 

34. FREE RANGE CHILDREN

Toilet training in 2018. Preparation is everything.

Writer:  Rita Anderson (USA)

Director:  Liz Hadaway

Cast:  Nourah Almaiman (Worker), Imaan Haider (Parent); Alisha Ahmad, Areeba Ahmad, Ibrahim Ahmad (Free Range Children)

 

35. LIFE IN THE U.S. OF A.

Brave New World:  Redefining the “Three R’s” in American schools.

Theatre Company:  ASD Adults

Writer:  Iobel Andemicael (USA/UAE)

Directors:  Iobel Andemicael, Kristopher F. Williams, Samar Al Saleh

Cast:  Kristopher F. Williams (Sr Teacher), Iobel Andemicael (Junior Teacher)

36. WANTING WORDS 4

Life is about queuing…

Writer: Phil Apaza (USA/UAE)

Director: Phil Apaza

Cast:  Phil Apaza (Man), Cris Mejia (Woman)

 

37. FEEDING THE BEAST

The promising ‘social’ consciousness of your phone.

Writer: Rita Anderson (USA)

Director: Hala Bassar

Cast: Amer Al Saleh (User 1), Rosine Saad (User 2)

 

38. URN

Dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Writer: Victoria Z. Daly (USA)

Director: Sunil Jasuja

Cast: Arti Srivatsa (Mother), Ushma Shah (Daughter)

 

39. TWO LINES

A look at a relationship that’s dying. Or is it?

Writer: Farzana Palathingal,

Ayush Bhatnagar (India / UAE)

Director: Farzana Palathingal, Ayush Bhatnagar

Cast: Farzana Palathingal (She), Ayush Bhatnagar (He)

40. I WAS TRYING TO BE ROMANTIC

A romantic gesture does not go as planned.

Writer:  Hazel Lucas, Maurice Cassan (UK/UAE)

Director:  Maurice Cassan

Cast:  Maurice Cassan (Husband)و Hazel Lucas (Wife), Chris McDermott (Doctor)

 

41. STAGE FRIGHT

And breathe.

Writer:  Barry Putt (USA)

Director:  Liz Hadaway

Cast:  Mina Kici Khattar (Norma)

 

42. THE CHAT

From a Whatsapp group to a private chat.

Writer:  Rosine Saad (Lebanon/UAE)

Director:  Rosine Saad

Cast:  Christopher Marais (Him), Dahlia Ali (Her)

 

43. FINAL APPROVAL

Will the deceased mother approve her obituary?

Writer:  Lucy Wang (USA)

Director:  Bhaskar Saha

Cast:  Soni Chhabra (Zoya), Bhaskar Saha (Farhan)

44. PERSISTENT

An interview for a dynamic sales executive.

Writer: Balle Kumar (India)

Adapted by Ryan D’Sa

Director: Ryan D’Sa

Cast: Nikhil Mittal (Interviewer), Ryan D’Sa (Applicant)

 

45. NECKTIE

What happens when a necktie becomes man’s best friend?

Theatre Company: Nabratuha Productions

Writer: John Minigan (USA)

Director: Nourah Almaiman

Cast: Chineme Prince (Eddie the Necktie)

 

46. WANTING WORDS 2

Life…

Writer: Phil Apaza (USA/UAE)

Director: Phil Apaza

Cast: Phil Apaza (Man), Cris Mejia (Woman)

 

47. EMAIL BRIDE

Love can come from anywhere, even from email brides.

Writer: Elena Naskova (Macedonia/USA)

Director: Mara Carpencu-Pop

Cast: Mara Carpencu Pop (Anna)

48. AND ONE FOR YOU

Good things come to those who wait.

Writer: Patrick Gabridge (USA)

Director: Liz Hadaway

Cast:  Amer Saleh (Marcus), Mandeep Walia (Amy), Ishita Mehta (Samantha), Arti Srivatsa (Tesha)

 

49. GIRLFRIENDS

Some much needed ‘girl talk’ between Juliet and Ophelia.

Theatre Company: ASD Adults

Writer: Iobel Andemicael (USA/UAE)

Directors: Iobel Andemicael, Samar Al Saleh, Aida Laubach

Cast: Samar Al Saleh (Juliet), Iobel Andemicael (Ophelia)

 

50. COURTESY

What happens when you’re too courteous?

Writer: Rex McGregor (New Zealand)

Director: Siddhartha Jose

Cast: Viji Shashikant (Woman), Siddhartha Jose (Man)

 

51. SCORE

Daily competition between husband and wife.

Writer: Rosine Saad (Lebanon/UAE)

Director: Rosine Saad

Cast: Benjamin Samuel (Husband), Richa Anand (Wife)

52. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Our ‘almost’ will always be unfinished business.

Writer: Ann Lorraine Lames (Philippines/UAE)

Director: Ann Lorraine Lames

Cast: Sneha Kukreja (Maria)

 

53. ARE YOU OK?

A teenager’s mother’s concern.

Writer: Brad Cross (UK/UAE)

Director: Hazel Lucas

Cast: Brad Cross (Boy), Hazel Lucas (Mum)

 

54. TEENAGE DREAM

Marie’s plan to become Miss Minnesota

Writer:  David Matthew Barnes (from the play ‘Pensacola’) (USA)

Director: Farzana Palathingal

Cast: Farzana Palathingal (Marie Saturday)

 

55. FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS

Veronica and Mira contemplate who wins between friendship and love.

Writer: Tabassum Inamdar (India/UAE)

Director: Tabassum Inamdar

Cast: Tabassum Inamdar (Mira), Soni Chhabra (Veronica)

 

56. I QUIT

An employee threatens to leave and the boss caves in.

Theatre Company: Dawn Theatre Productions

Writer: Huda Bhaldar (India / UAE)

Director: Huda Bhaldar

Cast:  Chris McDermott (David), Huda Bhaldar (Rachel)

 

57. IMPERFECT ANGELS

Believe there is beauty in imperfection.

Writer: John Weagly (USA)

Director: Bhaskar Saha

Cast: Ashwin Nayanar (Marvin), Bhaskar Saha (Doug)

 

58. LITTLE BOY

We all were, and are, someone’s child.

Theatre Company: Nabratuha Productions

Writer:  Mark Harvey Levine (USA)

Director:  Nourah Almaiman

Cast:  Nourah Almaiman (Mama), Amer Nabil Al Saleh (Man), Raghad Refat Odeh (Passer-by)

 

59. WANTING WORDS 1

Life is about winning.

Writer: Phil Apaza (USA/UAE)

Director: Phil Apaza

Cast: Phil Apaza (Man)

 

60. LITERALLY

Such excitement! You can’t take your eyes off the stage!

Writer: Marie Dullaghan (IRL/UK/UAE)

Director: Marie Dullaghan

Cast: Marie Dullaghan (Artist)

 

61. MORNING COFFEE

Did he actually forget?

Writer: Frank Dullaghan (IRL/UAE)

Director: Siddhartha Jose

Cast: Shruthi S Poojary (Woman), Deepak Priyani (Man)

 

62. 2/ TWO / XX11

A warning of situation to emerge in the immediate future.

Theatre Company: Theatrewallas

Writer: Dr Shailesh Upadhyay (India/UAE)

Director: Dr Shailesh Upadhyay

Cast: Pathik Dalal (Boss), Ravi Yadav (Delivery Boy); Diganta Gaglani, Hetvi Taylor, Shruti Bhatt, Hetsi Pandya, Bijal Thakkar, Avni Shah, Nilesh Patel, Dushyant Barot (Employees 1 – 8)

 

63. RINGS

An experimental study based on Beckett.

Devised from work by Beckett (Ireland)

Director: Sunil Jasuja

Cast: Usham Shah (Flo), Arti Srivatsa (Vi), Mandeep Walia (Ru)

64. HOT CHOCOLATE

Girl’s caught in a ‘Hot Chocolate’ situation until she isn’t.

Writer: Patrick Gabridge (USA)

Director: Hala Bassar

Cast: Amer Al Saleh (Billy), Bandana Jain (Psychiatrist), Emily Thomas (The Best Friend), Farzana Palathingal (Young Penny), Ishita Mehta (The Single Friend), Mara Carpency-Pop (The Athletic Friend), Soni Chhabra (Doctor), Tabassum Inamdar (Old Penny)

 

65. ANY OTHER NAME

What’s in a name?

Writer: Liz Hadaway (UK/UAE)

Director: Liz Hadaway

Cast: Alisha Ahmad (Julia), Zack Koenig (Ro)

 

66. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

People are curious when a man sneezes in public.

Theatre Company: Natakwale

Writer: Yash Dhar

Director: Yash Dhar

Cast: Sunil Dhar, Ashwini Dhomkar, Mohana Kelkar, Anjali Kulkarni, Sameer Kulkarni, Advait Kulkarni, Dhruv Dhomkar, Rani Oltikar, Hima Dhar, Yash Dhar, Prakash Kelkar, Nilesh Deshpande

67. WANTING WORDS 3

Life is about waiting…

Writer: Phil Apaza (USA/UAE)

Director: Phil Apaza

Cast: Phil Apaza (Man), Cris Mejia (Woman)

 

68. AVOCADO

Hipster or Hater? The Avocado or the Millennial will tell.

Theatre Company: Nabratuha Productions

Writer: Nourah Almaiman(KSA/USA/UAE)

Director: Nourah Almaiman

Cast: Nourah Almaiman (Millennial)

 

69. EVERY SINGLE DAY

An everyday dilemma in an Emirati household.

Writer: Rosine Saad (Lebanon/UAE)

Director: Rosine Saad

Cast: Rosine Saad (Wife), Abdallah Al Quassab (Husband)

70. FACETRAP

A woman hooked on Facebook puts her life in jeopardy.

Writer: Sadia Noori (India/UAE)

Director: Sadia Noori

Cast: Sadia Nori (Depressed Addict), Nysa Kinger (Therapist), Hansraj Shetty (Facebook), Abhijeet Baruha (Globe Trotter), Mayur Shinde (Happy Couple), Prajakta Shinde (Happy Couple), Sohail Ahmad (Marathon Runner), Hitesh Bhogal (Start Up Guy)

 

71. BEKHABRI KA FAYDA

Absurdities of life and death during communal riots.

Writer: Saadat Hassan Manto (India)

Director: Sunil Jasuja

Cast:  Dharam Veer Sood (Rioter 1), Sunil Jasuja (Rioter 2)

 

72. WHAT IF

Theatre Company: The Ripple Effect

Director: Aishwarya Shiv (India/UAE)

Cast: Melrick Fernandez, Chineme Prince, Aishwarya Shivkumar, Parvathy Vish, Namrata K, Rohit K

 

73. HELLO AGAIN

Father and daughter are united through unlikely means.

Writer: Chris McDermott (UK/UAE)

Director: Chris McDermott

Justin Cipriano (The Voice), Huda Bhaldar (Shereen), Chris McDermott (William)

 

74. GO FISH

Man, woman and a rocky boat. Where are they heading?

Writer: Parinitia Bharadwaj (India/UAE)

Director: Parinitia Bharadwaj

Cast: Hala Bassar (Woman), Amer Al Saleh (Man)

 

75. HYGGE OR ELSE

Secrets of the world’s happiest people: How to be Danish.

Devised By:  Liz Hadaway, and Ensemble Director:  Liz Hadaway

Cast:   Alisha Ahmad, Dahlia Ali, Richa Anand, Iobel Andemicael, Mara Carpencu-Pop, Soni Chhabra, Tabassum Inamdar, Mina Kici Khattar, Benajmin Samuel, Arti Srivatsa, Emily Thomas, Nourah Almaiman

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.
  • A maximum of 2 sound cues will be allowed during each performance.
  • 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.