Shorts & Briefs 9 At Draper Start Up House This August 6-27, 2023

Shorts & Briefs 9 by EKSENA PH, is an independently produced “THEATRE FESTIVAL” of short and brief  Plays (10-12min plays) that features ONLY 1st time theatre makers and performers. It’s been running for 9 years. This year they are back to the LIVE theatre scene celebrating 9 years with 8 live shows on all Sundays of AUGUST. Debuting this season are 8 set of Plays featuring New faces in the theatre Scene. This year SNB 9 will also feature original stories from New and Upcoming Playwrights. 

It will be staged at DRAPER STARTUP HOUSE in Poblacion Makati, All Sundays of August starting August 06-27.  Showtime is at 2pm and 7pm every Sunday. DRAPER is a 80-seater venue, is located at 5048 P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati, Philippines.   

This year SNB 9 will feature original stories from New and Upcoming Playwrights. 

The plays are as follows: 

Tim Villanueva’s “Mga Nakasusuyang Putahe”, a funny story about relationship, revenge and food to be Directed by Naye Hedriana who is a former actress during SNB 5th season and currently an Accountant, now exploring the role of a play director.

Ephraim Villafania’s “Save the Coffee Jelly” A comedy about creating false campaigns--save the coffee bean, in this instance--to create income. Directed by Cyril Balderama who is an Artist and Choreographer from Valenzuela City.

Aldrich Alcantara’s “Grief Registry” is a play set in a hotel room about a newly-wed couple who receives an unknown wedding gift to be Directed by Jemuel Satumba an award winning Film Actor.

Francis Peralta and Sean Macaraeg’s “Online Class” has been devised and collaborated with Director and A Licensed Chemical Technician Eunice Pacifico with “Latency” as its new Title.

Julay Elloso and Frank Conche’s “Ang Tigas ng Ulo Mo” A riot story about three brothers and their “Alive” Arthritic father to be Directed by FILM/ Theatre Sound Scorer and Designer Paulo Almaden.

 Dino Quintana’s “Homecoming” is a story about a balikabayan box that arrives months after the sender has died to be Directed by Ciri Clarion a fresh Graduate from ILIGAN City and a member of Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG).

Billie Fuentes’ “The Mourning After” has been collaborated and now called “11:11” is a story about relationship, friendship and mourning to be Directed by Certified Meisner Teacher and Sightlines Actors Space Founder Alecx Lorica.

Wilfredo Alipala’s “Bakit Bata”  A story about ghosts and ghosting to be Directed by Earl Pingol a former thespian and now a brand ambassador for a popular soda drink.

Shorts & Briefs started in 2015 to have a safe space for 1st timers and aspiring creators to collaborate and just create.  An initiative of Festival Director Karl Alexis C. Jingco, a theatre Practioner whose works revolves around IMPROV and INCLUSIVE theatre, recently directed this years revisited play for the Virgin Labfest “Nay my Dala akong Pancit”. Since then S&B has been expanded to serve the larger theater community.  

For more information about the festival please follow them on their socials. “EKSENA PH” on Facebook.

For tickets and other inquiries, please contact 09673828066 or message them on their social media. 

Official hashtags are #SNB9 #ShortsandBriefs9

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