HotHouse Shorts

The HotHouse Shorts, created by the Wilma’s acclaimed acting company, are free to the public, though donations are encouraged to support our company and the Wilma’s ongoing work. These shorts are as varied in style as they are in content, reflecting both the diversity of passions and variety of talents of local Philadelphia artists. 

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Beginning June 24

Find a cozy spot in the dark and watch this stunning short movie – full of gorgeous music and enchanting dance – that meditates back on our sorrowful year in quarantine … and looks forward to the hopeful but changed new world before us.

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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SHORTS

The Rot

Watch this creatively fertile new music video that grapples with the mossy primordial and the dank political.

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The Floor Wipers

Enjoy this hilarious sketch about two women who clean the sweat off the floors during basketball games inside the COVID bubble.

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Code Black Planet

Explore secret transmissions from Black Planet, kaleidoscopic correspondences that cinematically mix spoken word, music, sketch comedy, and more.

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Expired

Dive into a cyberspace underworld through this interactive website. Demons, both classical and contemporary, lurk among the virtual artifacts, waiting to be purged.

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The Lagniappe Project

Pull up a seat at this documentary feast, where performer Melanye Finister shares her mother’s recipe for Creole gumbo with residents from Northern Children’s Services, attempting to find community and comfort.

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