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Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-962-1632
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52 events
16 reviews
22 stars
attended May 26 2009

The show consisted of a series of 8 skits, and each skit was evaluated by the audience. All 8 skits were very good, as witnessed by the full house audience in attendance. The directors, producers, and performers were extremely well talented, and...continued

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended May 29 2010

Kind of a fun concept -- audience members get cards to rate the plays, which will determine an eventual winner of a commissioned production. But too many of the short plays felt like exercises written just for this event.

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86 reviews
31 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

I was a little disappointed. The concept is good, but most of the plays were just ok. Often the acting far outshown what the playwright had to say, so my review is not a reflection on the actors. I thought "of Rats and Men" had the most...continued

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The San Francisco version of ShortLived is a winner of Goldstar’s Roar of the Crowd award.

Description

The largest audience-judged playwriting competition in the nation, PianoFight’s ShortLived 3.0, running simultaneously in San Francisco, debuts in Los Angeles with experienced playwrights, unknown up-and-comers and local indie theater companies all competing for the grand prize of being asked to pen a full length play which PianoFight will produce for one month – and it’s up to the audience to decide the winner. The event features 56 playwrights, 52 performances, 30 plus actors, 13 directors and two cities all wrapped into one show.

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ShortLived 3.0_, now in it’s third year in SF, will be making its southern California debut in Los Angeles and will feature up and coming playwrights Cort Brinkerhoff, Sheldon Bull, James C. Ferguson, Arthur M. Jolly, Jason Matthews, Felix Racelis and Matt Ryan. Local theater companies will also be in competition against playwrights for a shot at the Grand Prize.

PianoFight’s LA directing team for ShortLived 3.0 includes June Carryl, Nina Harada, Jeremy Mascia, Liz Osborn, Matt Ryan and Teresa Reilly. The directors listed above will pull double duty as ShortLived 3.0 ensemble cast members, which also includes Lauree Enos, Justin Fair, George Gallagher, Julie Gearheard, David Huynh, Christopher Karbo, Shannon McIntyre, Nina Millin, Kevin Marshall Pinkney, Diana Rein and Max Scher.

In addition to the plays, each night will feature a local musical act that will play a total of three sets in between pieces. Artists will include the Americana folk-rock band The Marietta James, singer-songwriter Laura Hughes, acoustic surf rocker Lani Trock and folk-rock duo Ben & Ash.

PianoFIght’s Artistic and Executive Directors, Rob Ready and Dan Williams respectively, will produce the SF competition, while PF Producing Company Members Nina Harada and Jeremy Mascia will head up the production in LA. Combined Artform’s Matthew Quinn rounds out the producing team.

 

About the Ticket Supplier: PianoFight Productions

PianoFight was voted the Best Theater Company in San Francisco in SF Weekly's 2009 Readers' Poll, and the Best Up-And-Coming Theater Company in the City by SF Weekly in 2011.