Marissa Alaniz

The Makers' Space, 117 Grattan St. Studio 120, Brooklyn

Marissa Alaniz's Play: In January of 1947 Elizabeth Short was found brutally murdered in a vacant Los Angeles lot. Since then, she has shot to a post-mortem celebrity status. Despite the spotlight, her life and final moments remain a mystery. Using FBI case files, newspaper quotes, and official biographies, Elizabeth: An American Noir attempts to recenter the voice of a victim that has been silent for 76 years and turn the spotlight away from the tragedy of her death and onto her vibrant and complicated life.