Four days of short plays by Latinx artists. Each group of plays is named after a performing icon.Group 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.
Ages: 12 to Adult.
News About Short+Sweet Hollywood Latino 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.
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.