One-Minute Radio Theatre

One-Minute Radio Theatre

Got a minute?

Mendocino Theatre Company’s One-Minute Radio Theatre celebrates brevity, with a new one-minute play every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 PM on KZYX, Mendocino County’s Public and Community radio station.

Coming soon:

I AM FROM THE OCEAN by windflower Townley with music by Linda Shear

BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO by Raven Deerwater

STILL BREATHING by Nick Samuels

Previously aired:

CUMULONIMBUS by John Levine

CUMULONIMBUS by John Levine

HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE by Sharmon J. Hilfinger

HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE by Sharmon J. Hilfinger

THE SOFA, A Horror Story by Julia Brothers

THE SOFA by Julia Brothers

A SERIOUS STAR by John Levine

A SERIOUS STAR by John Levine

IF ONLY by Peter Spartano

SEXISM: IT STARTS TOO EARLY by Annabel Guinan, age 13

THE BEACH by Sarah Rose, age 14


Previously aired:

SOMETHING NEW by Philip Zwerling

SOMETHING NEW by Philip Zwerling

IDENTITY by Raven Deerwater

IDENTITY by Raven Deerwater

I COULD NOT STOP FOR COVID by Holly Tannen

A Dickinsoninspired poem for these times…

I COULD NOT STOP FOR COVID by Holly Tannen

THE DOOMSDAY DERBY by Sharmon J. Hilfinger

There are no winners…

THE DOOMSDAY DERBY by Sharmon J. Hilfinger

LIGHT BEER by Nancy Bartke

Friendship in the time of quarantine…

LIGHT BEER by Nancy Bartke

HAMLET IN NEW YORK by Lorry Lepaule

What a piece of work…


And two plays by young playwrights:

THE WOMAN IN THE PASTEL KNITTED HAT by Phannarai Inkun (age 14)

Microaggressions on the Mendocino coast…


ROOMMATES by Anthony Bartke (age 14)

Marley can’t find his comic…


One-Minute Radio Theatre

  • Sound production and design by Ken Krauss
  • Directed by Lorry Lepaule
  • Produced by Pamela W. Allen
  • Featuring: Pamela W. Allen, Janet Atherton, Nancy Bartke, Raven Deerwater, Mark Friedrich, Annabel Guinan, Liz Helenchild, Phannarai Inkun, Dan Kozloff, Ken Krauss, Lorry Lepaule, Laurel Livezy, Susan Maeder, Gus Mayeno, Laura Pinyuh, Sarah Rose

Submit your play!

We are currently accepting submissions of one-minute plays!

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