Wednesday, May 31, 2017

cast and play announcement - NEW SUMMER SHORTS - Theatre Artists Studio

Theatre Artists Studio presents their 11th annual "New Summer Shorts" festival of 10-minute plays which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members.

This year's line-up includes:

The Phoenix Coffin Club by Marney and Alan Austin
Rose Colored Spectacles by Debra Rich Gettleman
Sun (When You Least Expect It) by Michael Fleck
The Emperor’s New Nose by Andrea Markowitz
Evolution Fast Track  by Micki Shelton
Lost and Found by Kirt Shineman
Road Warriors by Michael Fleck
Look Up by Joe Bardin

Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ  85254

June 15-25, 2017
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $15 Students 25 & Under
                $20 Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 & Over & Members of the Military

Box Office:           602-765-0120 or online at

The Phoenix Coffin Club 
by Marney and Alan Austin
Director: Marney Austin; Cast: Tom Koelbel, Roy Wilson, Ann Vogel
A mysterious and seemingly dangerous stranger expresses interest in joining a local D.I.Y. club for coffin building.

Rose Colored Spectacles 
by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Nina Koch; Cast: Karen Burns
When a perpetually optimistic woman starts to question her perspectives on life, she turns to her husband for support and insight.

Sun (When You Least Expect It) 
by Michael Fleck
Director: Barbara Acker; Cast: Michael Fleck, Ann Vogel
A man’s journey to find hope and connection with the help of his therapist takes an unexpected turn.

The Emperor’s New Nose
by Andrea Markowitz
Director: Andrea Markowitz; Cast: Jason Isaak, David Heap, Patti Hurtado, Dolores Goldsmith
The royal son’s reputation is in peril and must be guarded at all costs. When does protection become deception, and how does information shape reality?

Evolution Fast Track
by Micki Shelton
Director: Pamela Sterling; Cast: Susan Sindelar, Carol Gibson, Sarah Houghtelin Koerner
Three women navigate the absurd and sometimes paradoxical progression of women’s roles and perceptions throughout evolution.

Lost and Found
by Kirt Shineman
Director: Christina Martin; Cast: Jason Isaak, Bill Straus, Isabelle Ali
A man struggles to reconcile his past and reconnect with the present finding unexpected acceptance and wisdom in the words of a young girl.

Road Warriors
by Michael Fleck
Director: Richard Powers-Hardt; Cast: Amy Garland, Carol Gibson
Comradery collides with competition when two road weary travelling business women vie for the approval of their boss.

Look Up
by Joe Bardin
Director: Richard Powers-Hardt; Cast: Noah Clark
A teenager seeks solace in an unlikely place as he contemplates the universe’s bigger questions about life, lettuce, and anthills.

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