The brisk festival is an international theater Festival that features short plays up to 10 min long. What makes live theater so special is the human interaction, both between the players on stage and between actors and audience. The brisk festival multiply that raw and creative energy, with different ensembles, directors and writers exchanging ideas, learning from each other and training inspiration. The short stories allow audiences to experience in a very limited amount of time a wide range of emotions and feelings, making them think and talk about different subjects and situations brought by the more than 250 talented participants.
The festival was founded in 2018 in Los Angeles, by the Spanish actor, producer, director and member of The Actors’ Gang, Christian Rodrigo. Some of his latest credits as an actor, include: Snatch (Season 2), No Way Out, Wings or Stevie (Christian Rodrigo IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2251654). Christian Rodrigo first professional theater project was as an Assistant Director of John Malkovich in 2003 and 2004 when he directed the play Hysteria in Barcelona and Madrid.
The brisk festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors, that want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue.
The festival goal is to become a powerful tool for the entertainment industry, as a way to discover new or established local talent, and to engage and bring bigger audiences to the theater. The festival also wants to be an example of diversity and plurality.
Full Emotions, with more than 12 years of experience producing films, television and theater is in charge of producing the festival. Los Angeles and Mexico DF in America, and Barcelona and Madrid in Europe are the first cities chosen to host the festival in 2019 and 2020. Los Angeles Brisk Festival production will be lead by Christian Rodrigo and the Mexican producer and actor, Ramon Valdez.
The festival has 8 programs of 6-7 plays each, 54 short plays in total, that will be competing during 4 weeks, out of 350 submissions received. 34 plays are in English and 20 in Spanish. And although most of them are produced by LA local companies, there will be also artists coming from Mexico, Florida, and Australia in this first edition.
The best plays, chosen by a professional Jury (casting directors, producers, directors, actors, writers, managers and agents) and by a popular jury (the audience), will be competing in the Finals’ weekend during the 5th week of the festival, August 10th and 11th. The best play in English and the best play in Spanish will receive an award of $500.
The festival organizers are happy to share that the number of women and men participating in the different areas of the festival (from writers or directors to actors or producers) is really balanced.
Among many great writers, the festival will have works from: the Emmy and WGA winner Ken Levine and Emanuel Fried and Artvoice winner Donna Hoke.
Brisk LA (Los Angeles brisk festival) will begin on July 11th and will be based at the Broadwater Main Stage at 1076 Lilian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Tickets start at $15.00 (plus taxes & fees) and are available at https://briskfestival.com/tickets/.