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"The third installment of this locals-only fest is quickly earning a reputation as the Puppy Bowl of Coachella season counterprogramming — the must-see show for everyone who doesn't care for the main event. Held at the arts complex just east of the L.A. River, it culls some rising residency-circuit acts like Kera & the Lesbians, Body Parts and Mystery Skulls with a newly expanded hip-hop lineup (L.A. spitfire Nocando) and dance bill. Best part? Tickets are just $10, about the price of a sandwich in Indio this week."
-LA Times

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"I can't tell there are 2,000 people milling about in the singleblock party zone. The weather is beautiful, the music and art is fantastic and the beer is cheap. I even run into friends I didn't know were coming. The whole thing is so well put-together I can’t help but wish no one else would ever hear of it. It can be my special secret. Well, along with my 2,000 friends."
-LA Valley Star

"For three years now, Brokechella has offered an awesome alternative to LA natives that might be missing out on the desert action in Indio. Don't let the name fool you: Brokechella is in no way a grimy low-budget operation. Think of it as a block party where all the kids who like the same stuff as you are gathering to celebrate music and art throughout Southern California...There were a good mix of food trucks, each offering a little something different for the pickiest of eaters. Live painters were scattered throughout the festival, working on pieces up until the very end. The weather was perfect, the crowd was jamming, and most importantly the entire experience was super affordable. $1 water? $4 beer? Was I in heaven? Yes, yes I was. Brokechella truly catered to the kiddies on a budget in what can be a money pit of a city."
-Bang Style

"These were the others-too penniless to pay the pricey Indio fare; too angry to give up without a final "f*ck you." Their battle cry raged on into the night, blaring from three separate stages. This was Brokechella, their festival."


Examiner Interview

Mental Floss

"An exemplary illustration of how co-written group theatre should be."
-The LAist

"L.A.'s best third date idea. ... The poignant, often shocking sketches portray stories and secrets from the ensemble's own family histories."
-LA Weekly

"Within the history-ripened walls of El Cid, the live radio play event Sound/Stage resurrects all of the allure and sultry romanticism of Old Hollywood."

"An original, modern radio play called Unplugged in the Amazon by Kit Steinkellner was recorded live in front of an audience while they dined on tapas, cheesecake and specialty cocktails mixed especially for the event."
-LA Travel Bug

"cARTel brought this evening of whimsical, interactive fancy to life.."
-LA Weekly

"This was a creative, unique, and inspired event, definitely recapturing the joy of childhood in adult-style."
-So Cal Magazine

"The wild West days of the world's film festivals are not over...There is still plenty of room for up-and-coming filmmakers to get their stuff submitted, accepted, and seen at festivals. Case in point — the No Budget Film Festival."
-Film School Rejects:

"...Intimate, pioneering, conceptually brilliant"

"If you're bummed out that you didn't make it to the desert this weekend for a little music festival, don't fret... the Ahimsa Collective and RentFoodBroke are throwing Brokechella tonight at the Airliner for the rest of us."

"There was face painting, regular painting, and even an outdoor art gallery. There were also drink specials, comedy acts, and DJs galore. Seriously, my husband and I had ourselves a good 'ole time on the cheap. We had so much fun that, Coachella or not, we already plan to be at next year's "Brokechella."
-Wifey of a Roadie

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