Third Annual New York Indie Theatre One Minute Play Festival
By Andrew Andrews
You’d no doubt stop reading if we tried to review every piece, or even every one of the ten “clumps” of plays, each set performed by a different cast for a specific director. Generally speaking, however, each group included a half-dozen works with only a second or two of silence between them; at the same time, not a single episode felt rushed or even incomplete. All of the young actors performed expertly and the black-box space (although, really, a very pink stage courtesy of the theater’s interrupted production of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) was used to its best advantage. Clump 3, which included the plays Support by Lindsay Joy and Con/Tent by Stacey Rose, was perhaps this reviewer’s personal favorite, directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad. However, there were plenty of gems throughout the show, including Clump 7’s mini-musical Showdown (see photo), written by Robin Rothstein and directed by Kyle Metzger.
We’re already looking forward to the New York Indie Theatre One Minute Play Festival’s return next year, and suggest that you keep an eye out for it, too! Meanwhile, we hope to get back to the New Ohio Theatre again soon to check out some of their full-length runs. Stay tuned for our reviews!
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Andrew Andrews attended Third Annual New York Indie Theatre One Minute Play Festival at New Ohio Theatre in New York on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 8:00pm to write this review.