BECKY SHAW, FROZEN and More Set for Theatre Artists Studio's 2013-14 Season
Theatre Artists Studio has a wide variety of programs for the 2012-2013 season, including a NEW offering: "Maybe The Next GreatPlaywright Festival!" This program will feature works by Studio member playwrights presented as stage readings over two weekends.
Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates!
Maybe the Next Great Playwright Festival
Join us for six different dates of Stage Readings featuring the work of six different Studio writers. Some full-length plays, some shorts, something for everyone! Audience feedback following each program. This is a free program. Reservations are not required; donations gratefully accepted at the door.
August 16 - 25, 2013
Becky Shaw, by Gina Gionfriddo
A newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: Wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in a wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.
September 20 - October 6, 2013
Mrs. Klein, by Nicholas Wright
At the peak of her career, psychoanalyst Melanie Klein is shattered by the news that her son has died in a climbing accident. Her daughter, also a psychoanalyst who publically challenges her mother's theories, thinks he committed suicide to defy their overbearing mother. When the battle between these two women spills over into their professional lives, the childhood events which lie at the heart of the conflict are exposed.
October 25 - November 10, 2013
Set in Berlin in 1931, Cabaret focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the relationship of a young English Cabaret singer, Sally Bowles, and a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the Master Of Ceremonies at the club, who acts as a metaphor for the threatening rise of the Nazi regime in Germany. NOTE: The Studio will be performing a concert version of this show.
November 29 - December 15, 2013
Mary's Wedding, by Stephen Massicotte
It is the eve of Mary's wedding, but the night is full of dreams of love, dreams of war, and dreams of what might have been. A lovely, imaginative and moving play bound to touch your heart.
January 17 - February 2, 2014
The Last Romance, by Joe DiPietro
This romantic comedy by the writer of last year's hit, Over the River and Through the Woods, presents a Golden Years love story mixing laughter with opera, humor with heartbreak. It weighs the power of passion vs. the power of family ties, and in the end - the triumphant power of love!
February 28 - March 16, 2014
Frozen, by Bryony Lavery
An extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and change after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely.
April 11 - April 27, 2014
Musical May - Dates & Shows TBA
New Summer Shorts 2014
The Studio's annual 10-minute play festival featuring works by Studio member writers.
June 12-22, 2014
All full productions will run for three weekends on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm with the exception of New Summer Shorts, which runs for two weekends, Thursday-Sunday.
The Theatre Artists Studio is located at 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Ticket Donations: $20 General Admission; $10 Students 25 & Under. $15 Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 & Over, Military Personnel. Box Office: 602-765-0120; or online at www.thestudiophx.org.
About Theatre Artist's Studio: The Studio is a member organization of actors, playwrights, directors, producers and designers founded to provide a place for theatre artists to work at their craft in an atmosphere which fosters mutual growth and collaboration through Studio affiliation. The Studio provides interaction between its members and the community by providing an opportunity to produce innovative projects, mentor emerging talent and establish an educational resource to celebrate the power and imagination of theatre.