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'Short & Stout,' The Third Annual Short Play Festival: The American Family

Presented by American Lives Theatre at District Theatre, Indianapolis IN

Oct 13 - 16 2022
'Short & Stout,' The Third Annual Short Play Festival: The American Family

Photos by Indy Ghost Light Photography

You don’t always need two hours for a play; sometimes everything can be said in just 10 minutes. This festival brings 19 short plays – all that pack a punch – that reflect on the American family.

Short plays are fun, punchy and sometimes, incredibly moving. Short & Stout is a festival designed to celebrate this unique art form. American Lives Theatre has found 19 of the brightest, funniest, smartest short plays around and all of them reflect on The American Family.

Come see FIVE different programs, each lasting about 80 minutes. One weekend only!! Bite size and brilliant, these plays represent some of the best playwrights working today all acted and directed by the best Indy talent.


All tickets are $15.

General Seating.

Tickets available online or at the door.

Contact: 317-308-9800


    Official Website


Additional time info:

We are using both the Cabaret and the Mainstage at The District Theatre.

All the times listed represent one performance. We have FIVE different programs. For detailed program info and specific times for each program visit

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


District Theatre

627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Metered parking is available on Mass Ave. The Penrose Garage is available for an hourly rate and Zion Evangelical Church has surface parking at the corner of North & New Jersey, just a short walk to the theatre.


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: No
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: Yes
Limited capacity: No

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