World's largest Festival of short works.Tuesday nights will be devoted to new short Films.Thursday evenings will be the occasion for Thirsty Thursdays, an occasion for artists to socialize and network, sponsored by Silent Pool Gin. Wednesday evening October 23 will present two new short plays by John Patrick Shanley, one of them a World Premiere.Saturday afternoon October 26 will be a special matinee devoted to short Dance works.Festival Finals will begin on Tuesday, October 22.This culminates on Monday, October 28, when Short+Sweet Hollywood will feature the Best of the Fest, with a Gala Finale that will award festival winners selected by juries of industry professionals, audience favorites (Peoples Choice), and by the Festival. This will include the best of English language plays, Spanish language plays, LGBTQ plays, Films, and Dance.Each week, plays will be seen by jurors of industry professionals including producers, directors, casting directors and actors. Their selections will be included for consideration in the final Awards week. In addition to all the shows, there will workshops and panels with distinguished industry professionals that will illuminate various aspects of the craft and the business of performing arts. Theres been a conscious effort on the part of the festival organizers to include a significant proportion of women writers and directors in the works being performed.THEATRE SCHEDULEScheduling for the Theatre section of Short+Sweet Hollywood is as follows. Each group of plays will be named after a Hollywood icon. Schedules are subject to change.Week One:Group Chaplin:Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.Full Frontal. Directed by Ashley Karp. Written by Andrew Cervantes. Frank decides to shave his epic beard in a bid to finally move on from a past relationship. But The Beard has a plan of its own.Rivers Message. Directed by Josette Eales. Written by Conrad Panganiban. On the eve of their universitys final examinations, Kennedy creates a Facebook app to help her best friend, River, communicate with her mom, who has recently passed away. Rivers Message explores the line between life and death over WiFi.VD. Directed by Lisa Eismen.. Written by Pete Malicki.Stew. Directed by Anthony ODonohue. Written by K. Alexa Mavromatis. The recent loss of a parent has magnified every experience for 12-year-old Henry, none more so than todays disappointing little league tryout. His grandfather is on hand for a pep talk and a taste test, but even his favorite comfort food isnt a comfort today.Stopover. Directed by John Finagl ODonnell. Written by Wayne Timms. During a stopover on their business trip, a couple encounter a cunning hotel housekeeper.Dead Girls: A Comedy. Directed by Sabrina Jaglom. Written by Lesley Scammell. Elsa learns what its like to play a professional dead girl on film.Sleep Like the Dead. Directed by Tigran Mutafyan. Written by Ian Boisvert.Judas Iscariots Day Off. Directed by Taji Coleman. Written by David Macgregor.Four. Directed by Mariana Lopez. Written by Tristan Lutze.Dating Through the Decades. Directed by Kimberly Cooper. Written by Ken Levine. In quick vignettes, a boy and girl date in every decade from the 1950s until today.Group Stanwyck:Satturday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, September 30 at 7::00 p.m.Memento Mori. Directed by Colin Borden. Written by Jonathan Cook. Its the late 1800s, and a post mortem photographer who has a mystical ability to reanimate the recently deceased is conflicted with a dark secret revealed to him by the corpse of a teenage girl.The Lullaby. Directed by Lucy Vico. Written by Joe Bergin. Shane and Julie are struggling to cope with the demands of parenthood. One night, while Shane is out feeding the baby, a strange man appears claiming to be the man of Julies dreams. Maybe a good dream is exactly what she needs right now!Best Served. Directed by Lorena Gordon. Written by Annette Roman. Two brothers- one of whom is a heroin addict- dont see eye to eye when it comes to caring for their abusive father on his deathbed.This Hungry Churchyard. Directed by Jonathan Josephson. Written by Sebastian Muoz.After You. Directed by Peter Kors. Written by Steven Dietz.The Association. Directed and written by Narmar Hannah. Blank Slate. Directed and written by Daliya Habib. Two strangers clash at an art exhibition.God on the Couch. Directed and written by Dan ODay. Happy Birthday, Helen. Directed and written by Karen Ways. An Australian, an Englishman and an American walk into a bar.Two luck out. One finds the woman of his dreams.Week TwoGroup DavisFriday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.The Hold Up. Directed by Kalee St. Clair. Written by Greg Gould. When a philosophy student ducks into a convenience store to spy on his girlfriend, he finds himself in the middle of a not-so-philosophical hold up.A Room Without a View. Directed and written by Gerald Fillmore. A Cup of Tea. Directed by Pavel Cerny. Written by Helena Cerny.My Bad. Directed and written by Alex Peurye.Anti-Social Media. Directed by Christine Nguyen. Written by Julie Barnett. Sarahs quiet night in takes an unexpected turn when Facebook and Twitter personified turn up in her living room.The Forgotten Place. Directed and written by Jeff Locker.Superposition. Directed by Shane Connor. Written by Clifford Keen. Chaotic results occur when two mime artists encounter quantum computing.Smart Jimmy Slow Bob. Directed by Jessica Aquilla Cumerman. Written by Greg Gould. When Jimmys dim-witted brother Bobby screws up a hit for the boss, Jimmy has to clean up the mess.On the Cross Bronx. Directed by Emily Laue. Written by Victoria Daly. In a cop car stuck in traffic on the side of the highway, Kate, in labor, refuses to give birth until she can get to the hospital, but officer Joes job is on the line if she doesnt safely deliver.Margots Bench. Directed by Rebecca Smee. Written by Lindsay Brown. Horny The Musical. Directed and written by Katherine King.Group GrantSaturday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.For Rent. Directed by Meaghan Davies. Written by Lolly Ward. When a woman tries to rent a room, she gets less than she bargained for. Lenny, You Slay Me. Directed by Adam Taylor. Written by Gordon Williams. Grown. Directed by Soda Persi. Written by Corey Howe.True to You. Directed by Gia Carides. Written by Nicky Denovan. Richard and Jane are seeking a powerful love connection. But will each meet their match---or their nemesis?The Beach. Directed by Rich Martinez. Written by Ashleigh Hook. New Years on the beach. Holly and Joe test human resilience as they play a game to see how life may have turned out differently if theyd made different decisions.Beard-O. Directed and written by Alejandro Heiber. Saturday Night Hollywood. Directed by Diana C. Zollicoffer. Written by Alex Broun. Claire tries to make a quick escape after a one-night stand, but Matthew has a surprising suggestion.Play It Again, Sin. Directed and written by Ken Levine.For Jeffrey. Directed by Jason Weiss. Written by Andy Goldberg. Between a man and a woman, a good deed goes unpunished.I Am Your Guru. Directed by Lily Rains. Written by Daniel Fletcher.Week Three- Latinx PlaysGroup MontalbanFriday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 13 at 9:00 p.m.Perro Amor. Directed by Paloma Lopez. Written by Lupe Gehrenbeck. He took his books, without anger. She kept her gifts, without shame. They each kept their dogs, and held onto some unspoken words, unexpressed feelings, and a longing for what could have been.A bittersweet beak-up when the love is unfinished. (A sweet rom/com.)The Fruit Flies. Directed by Jazmin Aguilar. Written by Susannah Rodriguez Drissi. When married couple Robert and Lena argue over fruit flies in their kitchen, the banal, the vulgar and the poetic erupt into marital angst, verbal tirades and a salacious dissection of the secret life of insects.TSWAT LA. Directed by Rich Martinez. Written by Paco Jose Madden. Join TSWAT- Teachers Special Weapons And Tactics- and learn how you can protect your school.Apas Girl. Directed by Rosa Navarrete. Written by Elvia Susana Rubalcava. Mari struggles with familial relationships as she is forced to confront the gravity of her fathers declining health.Memorial. Directed by Elena Campbell-Martinez. Written by Antonio Minino. In 2037, a visit to a former migrant detention center forces a woman to confront the phantoms of her past and the secrets she has kept from her daughter.Al Amanecer (Ill Tell You at Sunrise). Directed by Donna Wheeler. Written by Franky Gonzalez. An ICE agent tries to enlist help from a detained immigrant in an assisted suicide, in exchange for the immigrants freedom.Limbo Improv Show. Directed and written by Carolina Cappiello. A high-comedy improv that asks What would you do if you had only 10 minutes to live?Group Del RioFriday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.Las Esposas. Directed by Moses Norton. Written by Fernando Castro. A black comedy between lovers. Christmas Day. Julian waits for his lover, Ray, to come home from work and celebrate the holiday. Instead, an unexpected visitor, Maria shows up at the door pregnant with Rays baby. Julian and Maria decide to unite and teach ray a lesson he wont forget.Dont Ever Grow Old. Directed by Carlos Carrasco. Written by Myrna Aguilar.A cene in the weekly visit Mariella pays to her grandmother whos in an assisted living facility.A Eso Vine. Directed by Gerardo Gutierrez. Written by Jesus Gonzalez Davilla, TBAC Theatre Co. A boy who lives on the streets of Mexico City is on a search to find his Dad, and he is willing to do anything to find him!Rosa. Directed by Ana Lydia Monaco. Written by Ruben Mendive. Two Latinas from opposite sides of the tracks come into conflict in front of the most famous selfie wall in Los Angeles.Fnix. Directed by Renee Madrigal. Written by Diana Burbano. After acid is thrown in a young woman's face, a Fenix rises.Somos Mamferos. Directed by Jhonathan Tabares. Written by Luz Estrada. Who hasn't fantasized about loving two people simultaneously with the approval of all parties involved? This is Katia's life. Group QuinnSaturday, October 12 at 7:00p.m.; Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, October 14 at 9:00 p.m.Edipo Clown. Directed by Kryzz Gautier. Written by Carolina Mejia. A small theater troupe attempts a retelling of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex to unintentionally comedic results.The Right to Life. Directed by Daniela Naranjo. Written by Shanelle Garcia. In a dystopian present, three contestants take part in a game show to try and win a chance at life beyond the camps where they are forced to live Carlotta Learns to Whistle. Directed by Grace Serrano. Written by Josie Nerricio. An uncle and niece heal their grief in a magical way. My Sisters. Directed by Adalgiza Chermont. Written by Andrew Cervantes. Sometimes dealing with the dying is harder than the death.Chopped Pig. Directed by Yaniv Waisman. Written by Nathalia Hencker. A police chief gets a lesson in etiquette when accepting an invitation for dinner at his favorite detectives home.Are You Real? (Be a Mexican) Directed and written by Elysa Gomez. Confused by being labeled fake as a young girl growing up in Los Angeles, Elysa goes on a journey to discover what would make her real.Group MorenoSaturday, October 12 at 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.; Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.Rey y Atenea. Directed and written by Susannah Drissi. Elderly couple Rey and Atenea battle it out until justice prevails.The Truth of Bones. Directed and written by Joe Luis Cedillo. They can feel pain after they are dead?Noche De Boda. Directed by Teddy Alexis Rodriguez, Ph.D. Written by Claudia Duran. What happens at the reception AFTER the wedding reception? The bliss fades fast as two friends navigate the meaning of true love in the 21st century.Remains of a Nation. Directed and written by Natalia Lazarus. The year is 2025 - the United States is now governed by an Imperator, the wall has been built, and a Civil War has erupted. Colonel Adriana Pinel and Private Melissa OLeary temporally escape the battle and bond before the enemy discovers their hide out.Martha Me Tienes Harta. Directed and written by Eduardo Ivan Muoz. If I don't remember it, then it never happened. Como Las Cucarachas En Verano. Directed by Lara Vacas. Written by Carlos Perez. Three women from a town in central Spain, in the 60s, are waiting at a railway station for the arrival of the train that will take the last man of the town. In the wait, jealousies, complicities, resentments and confessions appear in which the weaknesses of these three women of apparently chaste and pure spirit are evident.Week FourLGBTQ + Live!Group GarlandFriday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.The Diary. Directed and written by Thomas J. Misuraca. Davids mother is upset at finding her sons diary of gay sexual adventures, but not for the reasons you may think.Sweet She. Directed by Cynthia Levin. Written by Jeff Locker. The story of two women who met, touched pinkies and fell in love.Babe. Directed by Ashley Karp. Written by Andrew Cervantes. All Ollie wanted was to score some bases with her girlfriend. But when a birthday surprise goes awry, the only one striking out is love itself.Edward and Gaveston. Directed by Pavel Cerny. Written by David Brendan Hopes. Young King Edward II meets the love of his life, a street urchin named Gaveston.A Case of Curiosity. Directed and written by Jumi Rayne. A cool lesbian bartender sifts through curious women in search of true love.2020. Directed and written by Patrick Darab Hartigan. A story about hope, failure and determination in the fight to achieve your dreams.How Did Edward Lose His Accent? Directed and written by Teddy Alexis Rodriguez. Edward has not come to terms with his familys rejection. Bringing the tale of two dresses to life with his best friend might help him finally confront the past.Any Port. Directed and written by Michael Narkunski. Brian doesnt like gay people, which is a little problem since hes gay. He is also in the exact wrong place to change his mind.Poseidon, What Ails You? Directed by John Fingal ODonnell. Written by Dallas Bancroft. In Ancient Rome, a most unnatural love is up for debate among the male citizens.Perfect. Directed by Arden Pryor. Written by Josh Levine. One cold Chicago morning after, Rayna teaches Julia how to peel a banana like a monkey, among other things..Dreamin- The Highs to the J-Lows. Directed by Salina Estitties. Written by Jason DePuy and Jeff Witzke. Selina works hard for her money. But Selina hopes, she has dreams. So what happens when Selina gets the opportunity of her lifetime?Group DietrichSaturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.Wait.Lets Have Fun! Directed and written by Tim Murray. Tim is constantly trying to be the cool girl in school, at gay clubs in Miami, waiting tables in NYC, hanging out with his mum, and checking in bags for celebrities.Sweet He. Directed and written by Jeff Locker. The story of two men who met, almost kissed, and fell in love.From the Beginning. Directed and written by Patrick Hurley. Three gay guys walk into a stereotype.They may never leave.La Mujer Del Espejo. Directed and written by Flick Anderson. Naima is a fat, queer body-positive activist who lives life to the fullest, until she is confronted by an inner demon that questions her existence and what it means to be beautiful.A Supportive Wife Supports Her Wife. Directed by Ann James. Written by Rex McGregor. Valentines Day has never been more of a struggle for power. As an unlikely threesome rips the media a new one, glittering pages of modern herstory are born.Role Model. Directed and written by Jackie Loeb. The overwhelming expectations of a middle-aged member of the LGBTQI community and the exhaustion that goes with it.Where Do You Plan to Spend Eternity? Directed and written by Nick Atkinson. Dylans L.A. Gay Pride celebration is interrupted by some misguided religious zealots.Bath Story. Directed and written by Kerr Seth Lordygan. Two men find more than they bargained for while visiting a bathhouse.She. Directed by Zoey Rose. Written by Maura Pierlot. Every day she fights to be heard, to dress as she wants, to be who she is.until one day the ultimatum between he and she must be called to reckoning.Vancie That. Directed and written by Vancie Vega. Peppered with the crisp, contemptible quips of the legendary Bette Davis, this gripping musical dramedy soars above the valleys of addiction and homelessness and ultimately shines through to a delicious triumph.Palm Springs Break. Directed by Drew Droege. Written by Ryan OConnor. Not your Mamas man-to-man talk.Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Special EventTwo short plays by John Patrick Shanley: The Estimate (L.A. Premiere) and On the Terrace (World Premiere)Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.Peoples Choice- English & LGBTQ Finals9:00 p.m.Peoples Choice- Latino FinalsFriday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.Crew Cut- Latino9:00 p.m.Crew Cut- English and LGBTQSaturday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m.English Theatre- Judges Finals7:00 p.m.Latino Theatre- Judges Finals9:00 p.m.LGBTQ+Live Theatre- Judges FinalsSunday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.Gala Short+Sweet LGBTQ+Live Finals7:00 p.m.Gala Short+Sweet Latino Finals9:00 p.m.Gala Short+Sweet English Theatre FinalsMonday, October 288:00 p.m.Gala Short+Sweet Best of the FestTop two voted pieces in each category: English theatre, Latino theatre, LGBTQ+Live, Dance and Film
Ages: 16 to adult.
News About Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival at Marilyn Monroe Theatre
Venezuelans Present At The Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival
November 04, 2019
The Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival is one of the biggest events in Los Angeles for over 4 years now. The Short+Sweet Festival takes place in 30 cities in 19 countries around the world, and it originated in Sydney in 2002 by Founding Executive Director Mark Cleary. This year the Hollywood Festival Director was Nick Hardcastle. The festival is divided into sections for film, dance, theatre, Latino theatre, and LGBTQ+ Live! After running for the whole month of October at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre the festival ended last weekend with a full celebration ending with the Best of the Fest presentations. The festival featured artists from all over the world, including a lot of artists from Venezuela.
Short+Sweet Hollywood Announces Festival Winners
October 30, 2019
The Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival of short plays, films and dance concluded this year's Festival competition at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood.
Shorts By Shanley Come To The Marilyn Monroe Theatre This Month
October 09, 2019
Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival presents a special event: The World Premieres of two short plays by John Patrick Shanley: Our Fantasia, directed by John Hindman and starring Nora Garrett and Graham Sibley; and On the Terrace, directed by Jackie Diamond and starring Dustyn Gulledge and Scottie Thompson. The pair of plays are being billed as Shorts by Shanley. Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival Director is Nick Hardcastle.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Short+Sweet Hollywood Seeks Writers, Directors, Actors And Filmmakers!
May 30, 2019
Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting 10 minute Theatre, Dance, Cabaret, Film and Song Festivals around the world and is taking place this year at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood from September 10 - October 28.