ShortLived: PianoFight Productions' Bay Area Hit Short Play Competition in L.A.
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The last date listed for ShortLived L.A. was Saturday June 19, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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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 the best skit will compete with other top skits in San Francisco in order to select the best director/producer and ask him to write and produce a full production to be performed for a period of one month at a later date. Thank you, Goldstar, for letting us know about this wonderful presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend Piano Fight's Shortlived 2.0 productions presented in San Francisco if you find yourself in that fine city.
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The San Francisco version of ShortLived is a winner of Goldstar’s Roar of the Crowd award.
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.
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.