BFF 2021 presents 80 Minutes Around the World

Sat. Oct 23, 2021 at 2:00pm PDT
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Price: Free
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BFF 2021 presents 80 Minutes Around the World

Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 61 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Sixth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica’s ONLY fringe festival.  What’s on today?

The Los Angeles debut of the personal storytelling show, 80 Minutes Around The World, featuring immigrant and immigrant adjacent stories. Started in 2017 by Nestor Gomez, who is "The Boss," having won over 50 Moth story slams, 80 Minutes Around The World features a wonderful mix of personal stories that reflect what it means to be an immigrant or an ally to immigrants in Los Angeles. Produced by M.J. Kang, this show will entertain through connection. Featuring M.J. Kang, Vicki Juditz, Cara Lopez Lee, Frank Traynor, Spencer Frankeberger

The show begins at 2:00pm PDT. We'll go live 30 minutes before curtain, to assure everything is working properly!


Join 5-time Moth Story Slam winner, M.J. Kang, as she brings her experience to personal storytelling so workshop participants may craft their own personal stories by using improv and meditation exercises. Feel free to see the show and stay for the workshop; or just see the show or just come to the workshop. Whatever you please!

If you feel safer watching the show from the comfort of your own home, here’s the Youtube link for the free live stream

Binge Free Festival 2021 is presented through generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS.


  • Masks must be worn at all times

  • Proof of vaccination is required (Negative COVID test will not be accepted)

  • All reservations must be made in advance

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Santa Monica Playhouse® 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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