Genre: Festival

It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s where the audience gets to play critic and vote for their favorite plays.

 2012 marks the 18th anniversary of the Annual New York City 15 Minute Play Festival presented by Turnip Theatre Company in association with American Globe Theatre and featuring 35 original short plays chosen from more than 250 submissions from throughout the United States.  Audience members vote each night for their favorite play with the winners moving on to the finals and a chance to compete for cash prizes for Best Play, Best Direction, Best Performance and overall Audience Favorites. The Festival closing night on Saturday May 5 features an awards p

Five semi-finalist plays are presented each of the festival's first seven evenings, April 23 through April 29 and the audience is balloted to select the best play each night. In addition, the festival producers choose three plays as "producers’ choices" to include in the finals. Selected plays move on to the finals and two additional performances on May 4 & 5 where a panel of judges chooses winners in three categories: Best Play, Best Direction and Best Performance and the audience votes for overall Audience Favorites. Finalists are also eligible for the Alan Minieri Playwriting Award presented in memory of Turnip Theatre Company's late Artistic Director.

This year's playwrights include: James Armstrong, Lisa Bernier, Sarah Bernstein, Barbara Blatner, Jonathan R. Citron, Joël Doty, Nora Ferrari, William Fowkes, Patrick Gabridge, Agnes Garrett, Jolene Goldenthal, Andrew R. Heinze, Eric Lane, Mark Harvey Levine, Barry M. Libin, David Loughlin, Janice Maffei, Cheri Magid, Richard Manley, Ruth Miller, Edward Musto, Richard W. Petrocelli, Roy Pierson, Kristyn Leigh Robinson, Jo Ann Rosen, Jack Rushton, Brett Ryback, Deborah Savadge, L. F. Schwabacher, Judd Lear Silverman, Leo Simone, Susan Soon He Stanton, Frank Tangredi,  James Webb and Michelle Jane Wilson


Open:   04/23/12
Close:   05/05/12

Semi-Finals: Monday April 23 - Sunday April 29 8pm
Finals: Friday May 4 @ 7pm & 9pm, Saturday May 5 @ 5pm and 7:30pm
Theater:   American Globe Theatre
Address:   145 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: American Globe & Turnip Theatre Co.         Official Web Site: www.15minuteplayfestival.org