Theatre Artists Studio Announced 2018 New Summer Shorts

Theatre Artists Studio Announced 2018 New Summer ShortsDuring Intermission, a couple dances the Jitterbug and discovers they may have An OLFJKJJJLJTY Issue, so they take The Rental Car to see The Good Doctor in Room 217, who says Call Me Vinnie! and prescribes A Life Assembled to beat the heat. Nonsensical non-sequitur? No! It's time for The Studio's annual 10-minute play festival featuring new works written and directed by Studio members! This year's selections:

A Life Assembled, by Kirt Shineman

An OLFJKJJJLJTY Issue, by Debra Gettleman

Call Me Vinnie! by Kathleen Buckstaff

Intermission, by Joe Bardin

Jitterbug, by Micki Shelton

Room 217, by Tim Ashby

The Good Doctor, by Les Leiter

The Rental Car, by Alan Austin

Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, June 14-24, 2018. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.. $25 General Admission; $15 Students 25 & Under, $20 Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 & Over & Members of the Military

A Life Assembled, by Kirt Shineman

Director: Barbara Acker

Cast: Marcia Weinberg, Laura Munoz Bottini

Hidden in a museum basement rests Louise Nevelson's abstract expressionist art piece, Royal Tide V, and included in the sculpture, like a lost soul, resides Martha Jackson. When Louise visits her sculpture, she and Martha assemble their lives, and loves together. The stories embodied within Nevelson's work help them build what was their life together.

An OLFJKJJJLJTY Issue, by Debra Gettleman

Director: Richard Powers-Hardt

Cast: Judith Eisenberg, Rob Evans (guest artist)

Finding the perfect partner can be a challenge. Especially when you take into account garlic, kimchi and curry.

Call Me Vinnie! by Kathleen Buckstaff

Director: Martha Welty

Cast: Susan Sindelar, Barbara Acker

Anna, a sad and anxious doodler, attends a church committee meeting. During the closing meditation, Anna is visited by her allegedly long-deceased Great Grandmother. What follows is a story of redemption, faith, beauty and a good old-fashioned kick in the pants.

Intermission, by Joe Bardin

Director: Patti Suarez

Cast: Kimberley Phelps and Jason Isaak

Should they stay or should they go? A middle-aged couple in a theater lobby struggle over whether or not to stay for the second act of a play, and their life together.

Jitterbug, by Micki Shelton

Director: Hilary Hirsch

Cast: Marcia Weinberg, Tatum Grell (guest artist)

A life-long New Yorker reminisces about a time when things were different, when a Jewish girl and an Irish boy couldn't ... well, they just couldn't.

Room 217, by Tim Ashby

Director: Tim Ashby

Cast: Julie Lee, Patti Hurtado, Sarah Harvey (guest artist)

Marvin Handler interviews Marianne Booker on a talk show with no audience in Room 217, located on Nurse Tarameyer's floor in a psychiatric hospital.

The Good Doctor, by Les Leiter

Director: Donna DeCarl

Cast: Patti Hurtado, Kirt Shineman

Walter and Melanie, an older, unmarried couple, struggle to put aside their differences and honor the man who first brought them together three years before.

The Rental Car, by Alan Austin

Director: Deborah Hall

Cast: Jason Isaak and Julie Lee

After a flight delay, a married couple endeavor to get to their daughter's wedding on time in a rental car. Unfortunately, the best laid driving plans often go wrong - particularly when the passengers learned to drive in different countries and do not care for each other's driving habits.

About the Studio: Our mission is to create extraordinary theatre in a collaborative environment that engages audiences, educates our community and explores the capacity for creative expression in each and every individual.



Related Articles View More Phoenix Metro Stories   Shows



More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Never Miss a Story
Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram
   
popup