BIGGEST little THEATRE & NEW WORKS FESTIVAL-Bohemia on 11/11 @ 8pm Twisted on 11/12 @ 2pm Blood Lust/Love 40 on 11/12 @ 4pm

  • Nov 11 - 12, 2022
  • Brüka Theatre

    99 North Virginia Street
    Reno, Nevada 89501
Ticket Price $0.00-$25.00 This event is now over

The twelfth annual BIGGEST little Theatre Festival at Brüka Theatre is a showcase for original theatre pieces featuring traditional and nontraditional performances created by local and regional artists. Aligning with Brüka Theatre’s Mission:  To create and share the experience of innovative theatre, this small festival features performances in our downtown Sub-Brüka space. Each performance is 60 minutes in length or under and followed by a talk-back.   Festival participants receive a portion of the ticket sales.  

PRICES:  $10 EACH SHOW.  $25 FOR ALL 3.  


BOHEMIA - 30 ILLUMINATE  Friday 11/11/22 @8 pm

Open Mic & Featured Performers.  Brüka Theatre has been presenting “Bohemia Nights” for close to 25 years to provide a performance platform for local actors, musicians, poets, dancers, and other performance-based artists to share their talent with our community.

TWISTED  Saturday 11/12/22 @ 2 PM

Written by Stephanie Lewis & Directed by Kristopher Perez

Rollercoaster Dramedy of Five Short Plays Curated From A New Performance Collection.



A philosophical, phony psychic, a hedonistic “hungry” husband, a wacky, warped wife, a harried, heartbroken hotline worker, and a sinisterly shameless sister.  These are just a few of the intriguing characters you’ll meet on the Brüka stage in the five short plays curated from the new show, TWISTED. All unrelated to each other, yet all intrinsically linked by their twisted personalities and their “didn’t see that coming” twist endings. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Stephanie Debra Lewis is a new playwright credited with “Oops, You’re On Mute!” — the first musical set in pandemic times which spotlights a divorcing couple forced to quarantine together in a tiny apartment for the sake of their children. Look for it in 2023! Stephanie has written regularly for the comedy section of the Huffington Post, as well as various print publications, online humor columns, and freelance blogs. Her novel “Lullabies & Alibis” is available on Amazon. “TWISTED,” Stephanie’s collection of ten-minute shorts, is currently slated to run on both coasts including a two-week stint in NYC next Feb. She resides in Reno and is the proud mother of six.

BLOOD LUST & LOVE-40 Saturday 11/12/22 @ 4 PM

Written & Directed by Bob Gabrielli

A comedy double-feature



Sparks fly for two lonely hearts during a routine interaction at the blood bank in Blood Lust, the first of two 10-minute comedies. Will Whitney (Cathy Gabrielli) and Bill (Bob Gabrielli) overcome the disappointments of past relationships and take a chance again? The second production, Love-40, involves irascible, aging tennis pro Lonnie Dexter (Darcy Lenardson) who meets a young ball girl (Tullia Rosa) up against a different kind of opponent. In between points, tantrums and change-overs, an unexpected bond develops.


Reno native Bob Gabrielli has written/acted/directed in local theater for the past 40 years. His early one-acts, Only Human and Never-Never Land, represented Reno Little Theater in statewide competitions. His full-length play Excerpts, was part of RLT’s 2013-14 regular season. In 2018, The Ten-Minute Marriage Review was selected for performance by Truckee Community Theater’s Ten-Minute Play Festival. Last year, Life Loafers, was performed at Brüka’s New Works Festivall, and Love-40 was selected as a finalist in the 2022 Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival at the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs, Florida.


Doors open one-half hour prior to the showtime. Any tickets remaining unclaimed as of showtime will be released to the stand-by line.


Brüka Theatre takes the health and safety of our guests, cast, crew, and volunteers very seriously.  Any guest who has been exposed to Covid-19 or has exhibited any symptoms of Covid-19 within ten days of the date of the show should not attend. Please contact us at to reschedule your tickets.

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public gathering. According to the CDC, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Bruka Theatre, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Date & Time

Nov 11 - 12, 2022

Venue Details

Brüka Theatre

99 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 Brüka Theatre
Brüka Theatre

Celebrating its 30th season in downtown Reno, Brüka Theatre is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists, and the acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors.  Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka, is a non-equity, small professional, not-for-profit theater company and a member of the National Theatre Communications Group.  Brüka Theatre has produced over 200 shows in our downtown Reno location.  Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at

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