The nation's largest, audience-judged theater competition, PianoFight's ShortLived, returns with 48 short plays, all scored by the audience, and $5,000 on the line for the winning team.
«Good for theater» — NY Times
«Better than SNL» — SF Weekly
«A knock-out success» — East Bay Express
Each of the first eight weeks of competition are Regular Season Rounds, featuring six short plays per week, that range from dramatic plays, comedic sketches, devised work, musicals, movement-based pieces or solo acts.
In this round you'll see:
«Dear Gloria» by Lili Weckler | Unhinge Dance Theater
«Zombie Nerd» by Christian Simonsen
«Losing Your Mind On Purpose» by Michael James Hawkins
«Underneath The Above And Below» by Laylah Muran de Assereto
«Smoke And Mirrors» by Stacey Winn
«One Thing» by Jaene Leonard
The audience scores each piece and the piece that scores highest in each round clinches a spot in the Finals (August 21-25). Of the eight total plays in the Finals, the team that scores the highest will win the Finals and the $5,000 Grand Prize.
48 plays by hundreds of artists over 9 weeks scored by audiences to crown 1 champion and the winner of $5,000. Get local. Get arty. LiveShort.
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If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early so you have plenty of time to eat before the show. Restaurant seating is first come first serve. Drinks are always allowed in the theaters.
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.