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The Sweatshirt

Directed by Jonah Saesan

Olivia and Sarah are hoping to make a routine stop to retrieve Sarah’s favorite sweatshirt from her ex-boyfriend’s house. But when Jeff shows no interest in complying with this reasonable request, they are forced to go head-to-head with one of Chicago’s most despicable exes. Jeff takes the sweatshirt as his hostage, leaving Olivia no choice but to negotiate the terms of the hoodie’s release.

About the Filmmaker

Jonah Saesan is an award winning film director and SAG-AFTRA actor in Chicago, IL. He joined the Marine Corps (on a dare) at eighteen, but ended up staying in for 10 years, eventually earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Afterwards, he moved home and completed The Second City Training Center Conservatory and Writing programs and also became a founding member of Stars and Gripes, a military comedy sketch ensemble. After performing in the Chicago theatre community for years, Second City hired Jonah to create the Improv for Veterans Program, which he helped launch in both Chicago and Hollywood.

Plays in

Shorts Block | Afternoon Drama

Shorts Block | Afternoon Drama

This collection of narrative shorts features four dramas and one comedy.

Dates & Times


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Sat, May 22
4:30 pm