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Two one-minute plays to be produced in New York festival

Two of my one-minute plays will be produced in June at the U.S. version of the annual Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays. They will be June 11-13 at Brooklyn College in New York.

I also had two different pieces produced in the British edition of the same festival in early May. (See photos and video here.)

The two pieces in New York will be THERE ARE NO CELLPHONES IN SHAKESPEARE and THE UNEXPECTED CHEESE PARTY.

THERE ARE NO CELLPHONES IN SHAKESPEARE
A director does to an audience member with a cellphone what a lot of directors would surely like to do. Cast: Four, non-gender.


AN UNEXPECTED CHEESE PARTY

Some mice found one of their fellows dead in a mousetrap. What to do, oh what to do? What else? Eat the cheese! Cast: Four, non-gender. Running time: One minute.

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Photos from my two scripts in “Gone in 60 Seconds” Festival in New York

Michael Colby Jones and Eugene Solfanelli

I had two pieces in this year’s New York edition of the “Gone in 60 Seconds” Festival of one-minute plays, produced June 8-9 at Brooklyn College.

Both dealt with baseball.

“Sunset in North Dakota” dealt with two minor leaguers in that Midwestern state, one seeing his career setting along with the sun — the other seeing only a short right-field fence. It’s a cutting from a longer version I did at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in summer 2011.

“The Uniform” is also bittersweet. A baseball coach is at the first practice after cuts, watching his team run laps, when he notices a kid that didn’t make the team running as well. When the coach calls him over, he discovers a misunderstanding. The coach had said he didn’t have a uniform for the player; the player took that literally and made his own.

The festival plans to post video later this summer.

Jay Nickerson and Sergio Ang in “The Uniform”

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“The Chicken on the Side of the Road” at Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

I grew up on a chicken farm and continue to find them, um, fascinating. Here’s my piece “The Chicken on the Side of The Road” at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival one-minute plays at Brooklyn College, New York, in June 2011.

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“Fireballer” at Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

Here’s another one of my baseball shorts performed at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival at Brooklyn College, New York. This one was in June 2010.

The piece is “Fireballer,” which came to me one weekend when I was pitching (not very well) to my son.

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“The Unified Field Theory of Everything” at Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

In physics, the search is on for a “unified field theory of everything” — one simple (or not so simple) theory that would explain the entire universe.

I did my take on that in a one-minute script called, aptly enough, “The Unified Field Theory of Everything.” Here are a series of photos from when it was done at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival at Brooklyn College, New York on June 12-13, 2009.

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“Boys Have Cooties” at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

“Boys Have Cooties” at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays at Brooklyn College in New York in June 2008.

There’s a female version called “Girls Have Cooties.”

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“Rex, Are You Listening to Me?” at Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

A dinosaur play in one-minute, performed at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival at Brooklyn College, New York, in June 2006.

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