The Brisk Festival believes in the magic and power that theater can bring to human beings. That’s why we like to celebrate our love of the stage with wonderful and talented artists who want to share their stories with our audiences.

We offer a unique opportunity for large audiences to enjoy a great number of short plays in the span of a few weeks in a wonderful theatrical environment. Our superb list of short plays in competition are chosen after a long selection process that encourages a variety of stories and artists. 

Theater allows us to connect with each other and awakens our senses and emotions. The Brisk Festival is driven by a dedicated, professional and motivated team charged with choosing a unique selection of short plays and a wonderful group of generous artists. Full Emotions, a multi-awarded production company with more than 12 years of experience in producing films, television and theater, proudly offers the Brisk Festival to give our audiences a marvelous and memorable stage experience.

“The Brisk’s Sustainability Program”
Performing arts are a reflection of our changing society, create community and have the power to change the world. Short stories multiply emotions and feelings. Sustainability meets The Brisk Festival.
• A transformational journey that begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down.
• Finding new ways to innovate through sustainability, inclusivity, and digital transformation.
• Small changes that go a long way in knocking down the barriers.
• It starts with The Pledge.
Come join us at the free Brisk Festival ‘s sustainability workshop that will be held on August 20th 2023 at 4:15pm at the Morgan-Wixson theatre in Santa Monica, CA.

Christian Rodrigo

Founder, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & Festival Director

Our Festival Director and Brisk Festival Founder and Executive Producer, Christian Rodrigo, has been in the Entertainment Industry for the last 20 years. Christian Rodrigo is a Spanish actor and filmmaker, based in Los Angeles, with a background as a producer and director. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, as well as the Actors Studio (Directors’ Unit & Play Development Unit), and the Cinema Academy of Catalonia.

He has worked as an actor in several films, TV shows, theater plays, music videos and commercials. He has, also, hosted several events and tv programs. As a producer, he also has an extensive career. He founded in Barcelona, Spain, his production company, Full Emotions SL, in 2007, and then, in 2019, in LA, CA, Full Emotions Inc.  With his production companies, he has produced several films some of them awarded internationally such as Wings or My Invisible Friend, commercials, music videos or TV Shows such as LA Confidential (that he also directed for Non Stop People). In 2013 he also founded his Acting Studio in Los Angeles, coaching actors from all over the world.

He is affiliated with The Actors’ Gang (actor and teacher), a Los Angeles theater company of which Tim Robbins is the artistic director. His first big project on stage was in 2004 as the Assistant Director of John Malkovich for the play Hysteria produced in Barcelona and Madrid. Additionally, he has a diverse and extensive experience as a Host, Photographer, Camera Operator, Director and Editor. He has directed other theater festivals too in the past.

Creatively applying his MBA from ESADE/ Emory, Christian has fused his business and artistic background and distinguished himself as a serious, dynamic filmmaker in films, music videos, commercials, television programs, theater and documentaries.

Christian and his team are very careful about giving a pleasant and superb experience to all of the participants and the audience members that come to support the Festival, and he is very thankful to be a part of the Festival.

Alfredo Widman


Alfredo Widman has years of experience producing a wide variety of events and productions, our guest is sure to bring their expertise and creativity to our festival.

Our guest has worked on a range of projects, from different plays like CATS in México, live streaming concerts, and sports events to reality TV shows and documentaries, and films. Their ability to work collaboratively with teams, as well as their attention to detail and dedication to quality, have made them a sought-after producer in the entertainment industry.

With their extensive knowledge of production logistics and creative vision, our guest is sure to deliver a successful and engaging festival. 

We are excited to see what our guest will bring to the table and are confident that their contributions will make this year’s festival a memorable and inspiring experience for all involved.

Ramon Valdez

LA & MEX Producer

Ramon Valdez, LA & Mexico City Producer of the brisk festival, originally from Mexico, began his career as an actor in the telenovela “Las Grandes Aguas”. Without knowing that this project would become the beginning of a great career as an actor, participating on 25 telenovelas , 3 movies, 5 TV shows and more than 50 unitary programs.

Later he began his career as a producer and director of his first TV series, A2D3 falls, counting with first-rate actors such as Mario Zaragoza, Pedro Romo, Zuly Keith, among others. After this project, he opened his own production company in Los Angeles California, with which he has already been working on different projects. Then he produced four other TV shows and directed some of them Pamboleros, Los elegidos, Cryogenesis, and Limbo which entered into the pilot season 2013/2014 selection.

After that, he started to direct unitary programs about paranormal cases, and produced game programs such as Retofamosos, the Show of Lagrimita and Costel, and the Radio Awards Ceremony in 2014 that was broadcasted live nationally from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles.

These last years he’s been producing several TV commercials and music videos. It is also worth mentioning that he has a wide agenda and relationship with celebrities, and he is the Artistic Director of some TV programs from Estrella TV bringing guests to different shows improving the ratings of the network.

Right now he has an extensive list of TV shows and programs. He was also the producer of the first musical in Spanish produced in California, Burlesque the musical with Mrs. Olga Breeskin, in May 2015.

He is currently the content director of the TVC +Latino network in the city of Los Angeles California.

Luciana Di Laura


Luciana Di Laura is a Peruvian actress and storyteller based in Los Angeles. She has a BFA in Theater Performing Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. She has experience acting in theater, film and TV. Luciana is passionate about creating her own content and opportunities. 

Besides acting she has taken classes in directing, playwriting, stage management, stagecraft, lighting design, costumes and makeup. She has worked in theater productions as a stage manager, director, assistant director, lighting board operator and assistant stage manager. 

Luciana is a former professional tennis player and an athlete at heart. She is disciplined, determined and a team player. 

Nydia Knott


Nydia Knott, born and raised in México. BA in Graphic Design with a minor in Multimedia Design, graduated from Cetys Universidad, campus Ensenada.
Recently graduated from Elisava University in Barcelona, Spain, with a Masters in Art Direction and Design.

6+ years working in the Audiovisual Industry. Social Media Coordinator, Production Coordinator and Associate Producer for Estrella TV in Burbank, CA.
Associate Producer for Discovery Studios, shooting at Costa Rica.
Producer of the Central Stage for the Red Carpet at Premios de la Radio, 2018, at Guadalajara, Jal.
Production Assistant in the new film “Clown & Out”, recently presented by the Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles.
Art Dept. Coordinator and Art Director for multiple commercials, music videos and series in Los Angeles, CA.

Vanessa Victoria


Fashion designer, costume designer, art director, creative writer and illustrator. Active since 2006, Vanessa is the cofounder of Nuvula, an independent, creative arts fashion brand and costume design atelier. Since its inception in 2007, Nuvula has focused on originality, on responsible manufacturing, and on environmental sustainability, including the rejection of any animal-based products. Vanessa has participated in a number of independent film projects, theater productions, music videos, commercials and large magazine editorials as a designer and art director, with various awards and magazine articles recognizing Nuvula’s designs and contributions to the industry. Their work has been featured in over 20 editorial spreads and has graced the covers of more than 5 fashion magazines. With an unusual professional background as a marine biologist, she focuses most of her artwork around the environment, with a particular interest on the ocean and the plastic crisis enveloping it.

Zulma Latino

LA Box office Manager

Zulma Latino is an actress and executive producer. She began her performance art career at the IDARTES Institute in the city of Bogota, Colombia with an emphasis on Folklore and the study of different indigenous communities. She has appeared in plays in the city of Los Angeles and has also done collaborations such as being a television host and radio host, and has also starred in music videos. Even to this day she works as a producer, manager, director of events, conferences, and congresses in the city of Bogota, Mexico, Peru, Los Angeles and Orange County.

Hernan Jimenez


Hernan has more than 18 years of experience in the Audiovisual Industry, working for important Production Companies and as an Independent Filmmaker.

For the last 5 years, he has been living and working in the Los Angeles Area. And, with his own production company, Marimba Media Group, he has participated in different productions, music video clips, corporate videos, tv commercials, and more.

“If you are going to show your ideas to the world, do it in the most perfect possible way”.

Luis Yanguas

SUStainability director

Our Festival Sustainability Director, Luis Yanguas, has more than 20 years of multi-cultural multi-industry executive experience in Europe, Canada and U.S..
Spanish Applied Development Economics PhD and ESG specialist, based in L.A.
Optimist passioned sustainability advocate with an extensive background in international humanitarian and community service organizations.
Luis Yanguas is thankful to be part of the Festival and to join the team to support with all-things sustainability.”

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