Schreiber Shorts 2017: Challenges 

T. Schreiber’s 4th Annual 10-Minute Short Play Festival
January 25th – February 11th, 2017

This year’s lineup of 10-minute shorts explores the idea of CHALLENGES with plays that reflect various creative interpretations of the theme. Out of nearly 1,000 submissions from around the world, the following short plays were selected for this year’s production (listed in alphabetical order):

A Long Trip
by Dan McGeehan
 – Characters: 1 woman (60+), 1 woman (20s), 1 man (60+), 1 man (20s)

A Sudden Loss of Altitude
by Peter Kennedy
 – Characters: 2 men (late 20s – late 40s)

Cowboy Cut
by Nelson Clark
 – Characters: 1 woman (30s – 50s), 1 man (40s – 80s), 1 man (30s – 40s)

Golden Gate
by Nathan Yungerberg
 – Characters: 1 man (20s), 1 man (60s – 90s)
 – Both characters are Black

Prize Fight
by Michael Weems
 – Characters: 2 women (20s – 30s), 1 man (30s – 50s)

Shelley Berman’s No Soap!
by Bob Canning
 – Characters: 3 women (20s – 70s) 2 men (late 20s – 70s)
 – All roles require a British accent

Speed Play
by Alex Dremann
 – Characters: 1 woman (20s – 40s), 1 man (20s – 40s)

The First Bridge
by Jim Gordon
 – Characters: 1 woman (late 30s – early 50s), 1 man (late 30s – early 50s)

The Sleeping Beauty of Brooklyn
by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
 – Characters: 1 woman (late 20s – 40s), 1 man (late 20s – 40s)

by Eugenie Carabatsos
 – Characters: 1 woman (any age), 1 man (any age)


AUDITION DATES: (please sign up for an audition appointment in person at the Studio)
 – Monday, 11/28 – 4:00 to 11:00pm
 – Tuesday, 11/29 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
 – Wednesday, 11/30 – 5:00 to 11:00pm

 – Friday, 12/2 – 11:00am to 11:00pm
 – Saturday, 12/3 – 11:00am to 10:00pm


 – Only current or former T. Schreiber students are invited to audition, both Equity and non.
 – Sign up in person at the Studio for an appointment. No calls or emails to the office, please.
 – If you find it necessary to cancel your audition appointment, please do so well in advance so that another actor may sign up during that time slot.
 – Follow the links above to read the plays in preparation for your audition. 
 – Identify which play(s) you’d like to audition for, and be prepared to read short sides from that play (and potentially others) during your audition appointment. You may be asked to read from only one play or several plays – please be prepared for either.
 – Please remember to bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume to your audition.
 – No matter how many roles you may be interested in reading for, please sign up for only one appointment time. You will audition for all 10 plays’ directors at once, and will have a chance to specify which plays specifically interest you. 
 – If you receive a callback, you will be assigned a specific appointment within the callback time frames listed above. You do not need to be available the whole time.
 – We are committed to assembling a diverse cast of actors. Actors of all backgrounds, ages, races, genders, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, heights, weights, and physical or mental abilities are encouraged to audition.
 – Please email with any questions. 

*Before auditioning, please carefully review the schedule below and note any conflicts on your audition form. While the rehearsal period and tech hour are flexible and will be determined by your director after casting, any conflicts during the final dress rehearsal or any performances cannot be accommodated.*

 – Rehearsal Period (specific schedule for each play): December 5, 2016 – January 17, 2017
 – Tech Rehearsal: A 1-hour block the week of January 17 – January 24, 2017
 – Final Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6pm-11pm
 – Performances: January 25 – February 11, 2017, Wednesdays through Saturdays (6:30pm call, 8:00pm curtain)