For fifty years the T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre & Film has been bringing together actors and audiences. Through our new writing initiatives, we nurture new voices in theatre and provide
performance opportunities for actors, directors, and playwrights.
February 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, & 23rd, 2020 @ 8pm February 9th & 16th, 2020 @ 2pm
A workshop production of the 2019 New Works Initiative winner
TheLast, Best Small Towntells the story of two neighboring families–one Latinx and one white–who live in the small southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents’.
CAST: (in order of appearance)
PLAYWRIGHT: TaDarius Hall
CHUY: John Torres
BENNY: Juan Roman Jr.
HANK: Tait Ruppert*
WILLOW: Haneen Arafat Murphy
DELLA: Karen Gastiaburo*
ELLIOT: Chris Garcia
MAYA: Hailey Rutledge
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Haneen Arafat Murphy
Juan Roman jr.
2019 SCHREIBER SHORTS FESTIVAL
Congratulations to this year’s talented actors, directors and playwrights. Our performances at the Robert Moss Theatre were sold out!
Stay tuned for dates for our 2020 submissions.
AQUAMARINE, by Bixby Elliot Directed by Rui Dun
A gender-bending comedy about birds, romantic suitors, and a Victorian-era female serial killer. Kevin Maleike as MARY ANN COTTON Betty Jane Walsh as FREDERICK NATTRAAS
EGG IN SPOON, by Rachael Carnes Directed by Jake Turner
Interweaving voices spanning four generations exploring what happens when women’s access to reproductive healthcare
is irrevocably eroded. Are we there now? Kinda feels like it. Anna Sophia Sirieix as SOPHIE Karen M. Hoffman* as JANET Ruth Weber* as LEAH Mary Anisi* as ELEANOR
GERSHWIN’S LAST RIDE, by Ryan Stevens Directed by Gregg Pica
Gershwin, a prize-winning bull, and AJ Hawkins, a hot-to-trot bull rider who fancies himself to be the future, square off
in the most important eight seconds of both creatures’ lives. Alia Guidry as TUCKY Robert Spiker as GERSHWIN Ben Sumrall* as AJ HAWKINS
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE VAN, by Patti Veconi Directed by Megan Grace Martinez
As the result of a divorce, Amy is forced to sell her high-rise apartment. Mack, the man she hired to paint her soon-to-be-ex living room, seems determined to avoid his job. With his help, Amy discovers that her apartment isn’t the only thing that needs work. Elea Easton as AMY Patrick Hamilton as MACK
LOOK AT YOU. THEN, LOOK AT ME. by Mischa Peliades Directed by Peter Jensen
A writer becomes obsessed with a traumatic event from her life and reenacts the moment in her head over and over, trying to find its meaning, as her own masochistic insecurity begins transforming the memory into a prison. Nicholas Gorham as MISCHA Adam Dulin-Tavares as CHET Megan Wells as BECKY Bijou Seviroli as TINA
THE ARK, by Rae Binstock Directed by Peter Jensen
Jeong-Suk always says what she’s thinking. She doesn’t know how not to. When God speaks to her, telling her to build a new ark for the coming of a second flood, she isn’t surprised. And of course she tells us why. Soojeong Son as JEONG-SUK
TRUE TO YOU, by Nicky Denovan Directed by Page Clements
Richard and Jane are seeking a powerful love connection. They meet at a restaurant for a blind date. But will each meet
their match – or their nemesis? Steven Curtis Jones as RICHARD Margaret Lepera* as JANE
Schreiber Shorts: Transparency is an Equity Approved Showcase *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
TheLast, Best Small Towntells the story of two neighboring families –one Latinx and one white– who live in the small southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.
PLAYWRIGHT – Shravan Amin* CHUY – Peter Gonzalez BENNY – Charles C. Casano DELLA – Karen Gastiaburo* ELLIOT – Chris Garcia HANK – Daniel Popowich* WILLOW – Haneen Arafat Murphy MAYA – Hailey Helen Rutledge
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF FOUR STAGED READINGS:
Men Overboard by RICH ORLOFF
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 @ 3pm & 7pm
In MEN OVERBOARD, a Bar Mitzvah in New York City brings together three Jewish brothers who have taken different life paths (becoming a politician, a therapist, and a Buddhist monk), plus their fading but forceful father, the politician’s 13-year-old son (who doubts he’s ready to become a man), and the boy’s Bar Mitzvah tutor (a woman who loves the boy and possibly one of his uncles). As the boy is torn between obedience and defiance of his father, tensions grow, affecting everyone in the family, until anger becomes abuse and it becomes clear that the family’s status quo is no longer an option. MEN OVERBOARD asks “What makes a man?” as it explores the responsibility each of us has to protect the souls of those we love..
ERNIE SILVER -Joel Rooks
ROBERT SILVER – Robert Verlaque
DOUG SILVER– Jason Howard
JAY SILVER– Chris Sheller
ABRAHAM SILVER– Sam Chuck
EVA FUZESI– Emilly Ben Ami
Directed by Peter Jensen
THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF FOUR STAGED READINGS:
AFTER IMAGE by KRISTEN PALMER
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 @ 3pm & 7pm
Following her mother’s death, Mai suddenly drops out of grad school, leaving behind her fellowship, her paintings, and her long-term boyfriend, Fischer. Fischer finds Mai at her family’s home, drinking away her sorrows and avoiding everything from her former life. With Mai’s father refusing to pay her late mother’s medical bills, her sister continuing their long-standing rivalry, and the house at risk of default, tensions rise.
BILL – Curtis Shumaker
SHELLY – Megan Grace Martinez
MAI – Maeve Crispi
FISCHER – Drew Lewis
DARYL – Mike Mihm
By Kristen Palmer
Directed by Linsay Firman
A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION OF THE WINNER OF OUR 2017-2018 NEW WORKS INITIATIVE:
Jenna and Kate are best friends . . . until something happens one drunken night. A play about sex, rape culture, and how to listen.
Jenna: Nedge Victome
Kate: Megan Tomei
Benny: Brian Dole
Derek: Yasharwan (Donny) Blain
Kevin: Chris Sheller
Written by: Lia Romeo
Directed by: Crystal Edn
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR STAGED READINGS:
IN LOCO PARENTIS by ADAM KRAAR
At a co-ed boarding school during the Vietnam War, teachers and students stumble through a minefield of politics, desire, and spiritual yearning. Caught in the middle of this explosive landscape are Charlie, a young religion teacher who’s a stranger in America, and Edie, a wildly rebellious student Charlie’s determined to rescue from herself.
Performances are Sunday Nov. 18th @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm in the Arthur @ T. Schreiber Studio
Charlie Tamarkin – Loren Bidner Edie Lansberg – Ava Moore Hobbis Dean Morehead – Stan Buturla Sheila Stokes – Jordan Cobb Fay Cooper – Megan Grace Martinez Sam Hoffman – Constantin Weickart
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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 ...
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