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For fifty years the T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre and 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.

2019 SCHREIBER SHORTS – TRANSPARENCY

Banner for the 2019 Schreiber Shorts festival with the theme Transparency. Aquamarine by Bixby Elliot Egg in Spoon by Rachael Carnes Gershwin’s Last Ride by Ryan Stevens It’s Not About the Van by Patti Veconi Look at You. Then, Look at Me. By Mischa Peliades The Ark by Rae Binstock True to You by Nicky Denovan

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

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2018 – 2019 SEASON

The Last Best Small Town a Staged Reading at T. Schreiber Studio

THE FINAL IN A SERIES OF FOUR STAGED READINGS:

The Last, Best Small Town by John Guerra

directed by Gregg Pica

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 @ 3pm & 7pm – FREE ADMISSION

The Last, Best Small Town tells 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

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..

CAST

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

By Rich Orloff

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.

CAST 

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.

CAST

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.

In Loco Parentis a staged reading t schreiber

Performances are Sunday Nov. 18th @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm
in the Arthur @ T. Schreiber Studio

CAST:

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


PAST SEASON 2017-2018

 Congratulations to the creative team of the 2018 Schreiber Shorts on a fabulous run. Thank you to everyone who joined us in this festival of new writing!

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 4, 2018

Theatre News

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