• January 18 - 20, 2024
  • Brüka Theatre

    99 North Virginia Street
    Reno, Nevada 89501
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The thirteenth 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.  

THURSDAY - Physical Theatre Workshop: $25 Per Person

FRIDAY - Reception & Bohemia: $15    Bohemia Only:  $10

SATURDAY - $12 Advance  $15 @ The Door   All day Pass -  $35

All ENTRY Pass - $50



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM led by Martin A. David

The workshop is open to all—non-performers and performers alike. Martin A. David, a multi-disciplinary artist and performer, guides participants to new discoveries, and to new ways of approaching familiar territory. David’s workshops use theatre games and exercises to cover such topics as shapes, energy, abstraction, and spatial relationship. The tone usually varies between intense, serious concentration, and giddy fun.


6:45 PM - 7:30 PM FESTIVAL COCKTAILS & SCHMOOZE TIME - Enjoy champagne from Brüka & appetizers from The Wild River Grille as we celebrate THIRTY WONDERFUL  years of Brüka Theatre and connect with the community and the Festival Artists.  No host bar.  $5 per person

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM BOHEMIA - WORDSMITH  ~ Featuring Gregory Hillman's THE LIMERENCE & Kell Kittell's QUE SERA, SERA 

Brüka Theatre has been presenting “Bohemia Nights” for close to 25 years, featuring and creating a performance platform for actors, musicians, poets, dancers, and other performance-based art forms to share their talent with our community.  Sign up for a 5 minute open mic spots at:


NOON - TRANSFORMING TYRANTS Writer/Director - Michael Wilder Frazel 

Synopsis: Four reality TV stars join forces to extreme makeover a dictator and his struggling country. While they claim they are there for the right reasons, secrets will be revealed, alliances will be betrayed, and there might even be a musical number. This darkly comedic romp through your favorite reality TV shows examines modern monetary theory, heartbreak, and whether people can ever really change.  Play will be followed by a talkback with the audience and players.

2:00 PM - THE HUNGRY GAMES  Writer/Director Bob Gabrielli

Synopsis:   It’s a typical day for food bank volunteers at a drive-thru distribution.  Play will be followed by a talkback with the audience and players. 

4:00 PM - THE PROBLEM & THE REHEARSAL  Writer/Director Martin A. David

Synopsis:  Martin A. David presents two of his original plays:  in The Problem two actors rush in through the audience. They are measuring and working but nothing seems to go right. Finally they agree that Mercury must be in retrograde.  The second piece - The Rehearsal asks the question :  Is it real life or just a rehearsal? This adventure in Theatre of the Absurd features two actresses who argue and kill each other.....again and again and again. Play will be followed by a talkback with the audience and players. 

6:00 PM - THE BALLAD OF FRANKEE & MATILDE - Lyndsey Langsdale (Frankee) & Carrie Lynn (Matilde) Co-Writers/Co-Directors/Co-Stage managers/Performers 

Synopsis - Inspired by music from the 1966 French film “A Man and a Woman,” The Ballad of Frankee & Matilde may appear at first glance to be a simple love story, two lost and awkward souls finding each other and being carried away by new and sudden infatuation. But at its core, the tale of these two lovers is about the battle between novelty and nuance and the invisible mechanism that both pushes us away from and pulls us nearer to those we love the most in this world.  Play will be followed by a talkback with the audience and players. 

7:30 PM - FLAUNT YOUR FLAWS - Writer/Producer: Stephanie Gittleman Director: Tim Mahoney Vocal Director:  Cindy Sabatini

Synopsis - A Musical Improv of a mock dating reality show in which the first half will feature live solos by characters who have relationship baggage (and personality faults!) confessing what exactly is wrong with them via an original song. During a brief break, the audience will vote for who they’d like to see matched together and then they will proceed to improv a first date, moving in together, a wedding, and a marriage therapy session. Play will be followed by a talkback with the audience and players. 


Doors open one-half hour prior to 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

Jan 18, 2024 6:00 PM - Jan 20, 2024 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Brüka Theatre

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

Celebrating its 31st 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.  Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at

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