La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts
A unique festival that presents short plays and short films to celebrate and showcase the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. Short films and short plays are seldom seen by the general public but even more rare is seeing Latinx artists in Houston's prominent theatre and film scene. Our annual short play and short film festival celebrates its 5th year with an inspiring lineup of award-winning Latinx playwrights and filmmakers. PLUS, two performances for young audiences ages 5 and up!
September 29 - October 1, 2023
2023 Selected Plays
Following a nationwide search TEATRX chose 7 plays to be produced at LVEC 2023!
Congratulations to the playwrights!
Arpilleras by Justin P. Lopez
Cafecito by Marielle Vizcarra
Jarabe by Adriana Domínguez (Postponed until 2024)
La Ley De La Vida by Valeria Pacheco
Like a Jet-Feuled Mariposa by Mabelle Reynosa and Alvaro Saar Rios
The Hummingbirds Wedding Ramón Esquivel
2023 Selected Films
Three Triple Six Four oh Five Three by Franky D. Gonzalez
by Sylvia Chavez
Mystified by her first period, Ceci calmly concludes she's dying. Yet she doesn't want to bother Dad with it, so she prepares a bucket list (including her first real kiss) and her funeral, because death should be an art.
Directed by Maria Victoria Ponce
La Vida Es Cortos 2021
Adrienne Dawes - "The Future is F******"
Ángela Estela - "Breaking the Binary"
Josie Nericcio - "Carlotta Learns to Whistle"
Rebecca Dominguez - "Don't Quit"
Aster has two goals: hike the Appalachian Trail and eat. These seem like possible goals until you realize Aster has never been camping before and has struggled for years with an eating disorder.