BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents INHERIT THE WINDBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents INHERIT THE WIND
by Herbert Paine - Nov 17, 2018

To see INHERIT THE WIND, in its current iteration at Theatre Artists Studio, is to revisit the endless battle between open-minded reason and the intolerance of blind faith. It is, as well, a golden opportunity to witness two bears of the stage ~ Michael Fleck and Tom Koelbel ~ have at each other in their portrayals of the goliaths that put the trial of the century on the map. Runs through December 9th. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSHBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSH
by Herbert Paine - Aug 18, 2018

Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSH is a simmering but unsteady and almost trite rumination on love and loss and legacy. If it has potential, it's unfulfilled in Theatre Artists Studio's current production of the play, running thru Sept 2. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHERBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER
by Herbert Paine - Apr 23, 2018

Theatre Artists Studio is closing its already impressive Season with Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER. Directed by Steve Fajardo, the presentation is appropriately stark and focused. A simple set with the bare essentials gives the right space to a string of stirring performances, featuring Tom Koelbel, Charles Sowder, and Judy Lebeau. The show runs through May 13th. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Presents Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHERTheatre Artists Studio Presents Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Robert Anderson's biographical play has become a classic of American theatre and film. It courageously takes on the huge themes of familial love and devotion, individual aspiration and obligation, honing in on the unvarnished realities in the lives of one family, infecting and challenging all of their relationships. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Present Its Annual Festival Of NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 16, 2017

At the end of every Season, the members of the creative collective known as Theatre Artists Studio put their muses to work and author, produce, direct, and act in a series of playlets. This year's installment of NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the company's 11th, includes a mix of eight 10-15 minute plays, each of which has something to satisfy one's theatrical palate. Some amusing, some inspiring, some provocative, some whimsical ~ all together, a satisfying potpourri. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2017 New Summer Shorts
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 11th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! (more...)

BWW Review: RIPCORD Parachutes Straight To The Funny Bone
by Herbert Paine - Apr 14, 2017

Judy Rollings and Patti Suarez are delightful as the antagonists in Theatre Artists Studio's rendition of David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD, directed by David Weiss. (more...)

Two Old Broads Productions Presents RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Two Old Broads Productions presents the Arizona premier of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Hilarity trumps sensibility in this high-stakes comedy about two women locked in a no-holds barred battle over pride and territory. (more...)

BWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCH
by Herbert Paine - Mar 6, 2017

Theatre Artists Studio's Carol McLeod has created a taut and well-paced interpretation of STOREFRONT CHURCH. Her cast delivers the goods, balancing wit and intensity to produce a provocative reflection on the limits of morality. The show runs through March 12th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of STOREFRONT CHURCH at Theatre Artists Studio
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2017

John Patrick Shanley's Storefront Church is runing at Theatre Artists Studio (4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) thru March 12, 2017. Carol MacLeod directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at STOREFRONT CHURCH at Theatre Artists Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

John Patrick Shanley's Storefront Church is runing at Theatre Artists Studio (4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) thru March 12, 2017. Carol MacLeod directs. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Open STOREFRONT CHURCH Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

John Patrick Shanley's Storefront Church will run at Theatre Artists Studio (4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254), February 24, 2017 - March 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder in BAKERSFIELD MIST
by Herbert Paine - Jan 20, 2017

BAKERSFIELD MIST, Stephen Sachs's adaptation of the true story of Teri Horton's quest to authenticate a Jackson Pollock painting, is the featured offering at Theatre Artists Studio in Phoenix. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Open STOREFRONT CHURCH Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

John Patrick Shanley's Storefront Church will run at Theatre Artists Studio (4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254), February 24, 2017 - March 12, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Present BAKERSFIELD MIST by Stephen Sachs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she's now convinced it's a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Presents BAKERSFIELD MIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Studio proudly presents Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs. This play is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art - and people - truly authentic. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Present BAKERSFIELD MIST by Stephen Sachs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she's now convinced it's a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. (more...)

BWW Review: TIDE POOLS Reflects Well On Theatre Artists Studio's New Summer Shorts
by Herbert Paine - Jun 17, 2016

Michael Fleck's TIDE POOLS ~ a creative, contemplative, and lovely 'paean' to Steinbeck ~ is one of eight engaging short plays on themes comical and whimsical and all relevant in Theatre Artists Studio's ninth annual festival of innovations, New Summer Shorts. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2016 New Summer Shorts
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 9th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE WEIR - It Is A Dam of Emotion Half-Full
by Herbert Paine - Mar 4, 2016

The promise of Conor McPherson's masterpiece, THE WEIR, is half-fulfilled in its Arizona Regional Premier at Theatre Artists Studio. The play's structural elegance cannot be denied, nor can McPherson's muscularity of language be overlooked. The problem lies in the delivery. Neither do the performances rise to the level required to open the floodgate of emotion and tension that is at the heart of THE WEIR, nor do the technical effects set the essential mood. (more...)

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