Festival director Tanya Mordacci talks to Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about the debut of “Short + Sweet Hollywood Latino!” The festival of short plays runs August 10 through August 13.
Mordacci discusses the wide variety of the topics that the plays deal with, being new to directing and organizing the festival and brings a surprise along for the interview.
“Short+Sweet,” the biggest, short-play festival in the world will present its first “Short+Sweet Hollywood Latino!” edition as part of the “Short+Sweet Hollywood 2017” season on August 10-13 at the Stella Adler Theater (6773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028), with Bruno Bichir as its godfather.
The festival will include 13 10-minute plays in Spanish, English and of course, Spanglish that will range in topics, such as faith, immigration, infidelity, murder, treason, jugglers, hookers, luchadores and politics.
The main goal for “Short+Sweet Hollywood Latino!” is to provide a much-needed forum for expression for Latino talent, including Hansel Ramirez, Elena Rojas, Fernanda Kelly, Orlette Ruiz among many other film, TV and theater actors, writers and directors.
Recognizing the endeavor’s importance many celebrity guests will be attending to lend their support.
The program will be divided into two groups, ‘A’ and ‘B’ each day and will alternate order.
The festival’s schedule will go as follows:
- August 10: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Group A, followed by Group B)
- August 11: 7:30 p.m. -9:15 p.m. (Group B, followed by group A)
- August 12: 7:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. (Group A, followed by group B)
- August 13: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Group B, followed by group A)
“’Short+Sweet Hollywood LATINO!’ is fantastic, because it is the first short-play Latino festival being presented in L.A, a culturally-rich and talent-filled city. It will provide a forum for Latino expression and a space where all can melt together, while building a sense of belonging,” festival director Tanya Mordacci said.
Dates for the entire festival have been announced and tickets are available now for purchase.
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