Youth Program for Actors Ages 8 thru 16 – FREE CLASS

T. Schreiber is excited to announce that Jazelle Foster, associate of celebrity child acting coach Denise Simon, will be joining forces with us to create an acting program for ages 8 thru 16!  Click here for more details about this challenging, fun program for young actors.

Join us for a FREE CLASS with Jazelle and Denise on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:00pm – 6:30pm.  Learn about the curriculum, meet the instructors, and view the facilities.  Denise will speak to parents about getting your child into professional show business and her book, “PARENTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT”.  Jazelle will teach a class introducing the actors to improvisation and cold reads.  Email us at info@tschreiber.org or call us at 212-741-0209 to reserve your spot at this introductory class.

T. Schreiber is accepting applications for the Reading Committee

T. Schreiber is seeking volunteers who love to read to join our reading committee for the New Works Initiative and Schreiber Shorts. T. Schreiber Studios welcomes writers, directors, actors, literary professionals, and more to join our Reading Committee for the 2018/2019 Season.  We appreciate your support of new work!

For the New Works Initiative:

Committee members will be responsible for reading several full length play submissions and completing a feedback form for each play read.  Plays will be assigned in the first week of August and feedback forms must be returned the first week of September.

For the Schreiber Shorts:

Committee members will be responsible for reading several one act play submissions and completing a feedback form for each play read.  Plays will be assigned throughout the month of November and feedback forms must be returned the first week of December.

Please email info@tschreiber.org to express your interest in joining our Reading Committee.

Meet the cast and creative of TEACH

Join us on June 23rd for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, TEACH written by Donna Hoke and directed by Gregg Wiggans.  There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 2pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you must RSVP at info@tschreiber.org to attend this reading.  Please include your name, indicate which performance you will attend, and let us know how many seats you will need.

 

Donna Hoke (Playwright) Resident playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, Donna’s work has been seen in 46 states and on five continents. Plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List), and ELEVATOR GIRL (2017 O’Neill finalist); she has also been nominated for both the Primus and Blackburn Prizes.

Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. She has received an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop HEARTS OF STONE, and is a two-time winner of the Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play (SEEDS, SONS & LOVERS). For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice—the only woman to ever receive the designation. 

Donna serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and also as Western New York regional representative. In addition, she is a blogger, and moderator of the 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, the Austin Film Festival, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, Workshopping the New Play(Applause, 2017), and at donnahoke.com.

Gregg Wiggans (Director) Broadway: Assistant Director/Ockrent Directing Fellow on Promises, Promises. Assistant Executive Producer How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Off Broadway: AFTEROrlando, Kristin Chenoweth: This One’s Personal, Ripcords. For Transport Group, Gregg has contributed to over 10 productions, readings and laboratories. Regional: Occupiers Tragedy (Actors Theater of Louisville), Barge (Actors Theater of Louisville). The Illuminations(DanceRink/State TheaterMinneapolis), . Internationally: The Chocolate Wall, Ladies, Sam Hunter’s Clarkston (Baltic Playwrights Conference in Estonia) He has also worked with Paper Mill Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Lark, The Goodman, Actor’s Salon of D.C., Austin Script Works, Casa Manana, Austin Lyric Opera, Arena Stage. Television: Assistant Executive Producer, SMASH (NBC), 2nd Assistant Director, IT COULD BE WORSE (Hulu) Gregg is member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, and faculty member for the National Theater Institute. He is proud graduate University of Texas at Austin.

Alton Alburo (Male Emerson) has performed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ma-Yi, The Flea, Target Margin Lab, New Dramatists, The Civilians, NYSAF, The Lark, La MaMa, IRT, New Light Theater Project, Two Headed Rep, Concrete Temple, PEN World Voices, Children’s Theatre Company (MN), ArtsEmerson (MA), Connecticut Free Shakespeare (CT), Red Cloud Opera House (NE), among others. TV/Film: “Friends From College;” “Two Girls | 1 Asian;” Breakfast; Exchange; The Hedgehog Dilemma. Alton is on the board of Undiscovered Countries, a bimonthly new and developing works festival. altonalburo.com

Casey Hartnett (Female Emerson) is excited to make her T. Schreiber Studio debut! Casey is a graduate of the William Esper Studio’s two-year training program under the instruction of Suzanne Esper. She is currently continuing her training with Terry Schreiber. Her New York stage experience has included sketch comedy shows around NYC. She has also produced and acted in several independent films and web series, including “The Crash” (2017) and the upcoming film “The Buried Girl” in which she acts opposite Elizabeth Mitchell. She is the creator of two comedic web series about taboo women’s issues and is the NYC Lead Ambassador for the organization #HappyPeriod, organizing donation drives to collect menstrual products for the homeless. Casey thanks her family and friends for supporting her two crazy passions of acting and period activism. www.cehartnett.com  Instagram: @caseyhartnett and @we.are.happyperiodnyc

Alex Kirshy (Stage Directions Reader) Alex Kirshy is a New York based actor who made his New York Theater debut last year in Oona O’Leary’s Please Go Gentle Into That Good Night. For his undergraduate education, Alex Kirshy went to Kenyon College, where he studied Drama and English. In his time there, he worked on many productions, including playing Vanya in Uncle Vanya, Joe Keller in All My Sons, Walker and Ned in Three Days of Rain, and originating the role of Angus in Wendy McLeod’s The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky. He also interned with the Kenyon Playwrights Conference each summer from 2015 to 2017, where he was involved was involved in readings of many new plays. He enjoys writing, reading, and games of every kind, and when he isn’t acting, he can be found working on various projects and catching up on long-completed television shows. He is thrilled be here and wants to thank everyone involved and, of course, his parents.

Geoff Pictor (Male Chris) is a Buffalo born actor singer and teacher. Most recent productions include Bachelor Agreement (Manhattan Repertory Theater), Tabula Rasa a premier jazz opera (Cantanti Project), Louisiana Bacchae (Red Thread Theater), Brilliant Works of Art (reading, Writer’s Theater of New Jersey), and All Quiet on the Western Front (New Phoenix Theater). Geoff is a proud student of Doriane Elliott, a member of the University Glee Club, and its subset group The Ten. Geoff gives special thanks to Donna Hoke for her brilliant works of words and his partner in crime Kelsey George Mogensen for her continued love and support.

Lisa Rochlin (Female Chris) Lisa has studied with various teachers at T. Schreiber Studio, HB Studio and the Aquila Ensemble Theater. Most recently, Lisa studied with Terry Schreiber in the role of Honey from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Other roles of study at T. Schreiber include Mary from Mauritius, Sarah from Time Stands Still and Claire from Proof. Additionally, Lisa studied with the Aquila Ensemble Theater in the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and played Belle in Florida State University’s Mainstage production of A Christmas Carol. Lisa is also a certified fitness instructor who teaches Zumba and regularly attends classes at Broadway Dance Center.

Alexis Suarez (Ken James) is an actor and producer known for The Comedian (2016) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows (2016), and Weiner-Dog (2016). He has appeared in numerous prime time and cable television roles, including IFC’s comedy series “Benders”, “Gotham” (FX), “Shades of Blue” (NBC), and HBOs critically acclaimed drama series, “The Night Of”. Born and raised in NYC, Alexis has been actively performing for 20+ years and producing for almost a decade. He is represented by BLOC and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

2018 Schreiber Shorts Auditions Announced! Sign up today.

The next Annual Schreiber Shorts Festival will be performed February 28th- March 4th, 2018 at the Robert Moss Theatre. Auditions will be held on January 15th from 2-7p, January 17th from 11a-5p and January 19th from 5-9p. You may signup for an audition slot in person on the bulletin board outside the 10th floor office. Please no calls or emails. For the audition, please prepare a 60-90 second contemporary monologue and bring 3 copies of your headshot/ resume. This will be an AEA Showcase production- both Equity and non-Equity actors are welcome.

To read full scripts, visit our AUDITIONS page.

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR ‘RIBBON CREEK’ BY ED LOPEZ

We’re pleased to announce auditions for the staged reading of ‘Ribbon Creek’ by Ed Lopez, directed by Jake Turner; a part of the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative. Auditions will be held on November 7th and 9th from 2-6pm. To schedule an appointment, please sign up in person on the sheet outside the 10th floor office. (No phone calls or emails please.) Visit our Auditions Page for the script, sides and casting breakdowns.

Auditions Announced for ‘The Snowmaker’ by Aleks Merilo at TSS

We’re pleased to invite T Schreiber students and alumni to audition for our inaugural reading in the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative, The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo, directed by Terry Schreiber. Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule below, and then stop by the office on the 10th floor to schedule an audition. Auditions are by appointment only (scheduled in person on the 10th floor office) from 2-7pm on October 5th & 6th. Callbacks if necessary will be from 2-7pm October 7th. Auditions cannot be scheduled via email or phone- you must sign up in person in the 10th floor office (no phone calls or emails, please). 

Rehearsals

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 2-6pm

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 2-6pm

Friday October 27th, 2017 from 2-6pm

Reading

October 28th, 2017- 7pm call, 8pm reading

The full script, character breakdown and audition sides can be found on our auditions page here. 

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