ANNUAL SCHREIBER SHORTS FESTIVAL:
Every year the T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre celebrates the short form by hosting our annual Schreiber Shorts Play Festival. Approaching its sixth year, the Schreiber Shorts produces a collection of new short plays and features a team of directors and a diverse cast composed of current T. Schreiber Studio students, faculty, and alumni. SUBMISSION DATES FOR 2019 TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The 5th Annual Schreiber Shorts ran from February 28th – March 4th at The Robert Moss Theatre (440 Lafayette St.- across from The Public Theatre).
T. Schreiber’s 5th Annual Short Play Festival- 2018
This year we had a large pool of strong writing to choose from. Submissions were evaluated blindly by a panel of theatre directors and producers. Eight plays have been selected for production. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration.
JANUARY 25TH – FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017
Wednesdays – Sundays at 8:00pm
10 Plays. 10 Directors. 10 Unique Challenges.
T. Schreiber Theatre
151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
T. Schreiber’s 4th Annual 10-Minute Short Play Festival- 2017
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY OF BROOKLYN
Two Actors Cope With An Unexpected Guest Star
By Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Directed by Gregg Pica
With: Emily Chastain, Julian Gavilanes
SHELLEY BERMAN’S NO SOAP!
A British Lodger Is Overrun By An Enthusiastic Hotel Staff
By Bob Canning
Directed by Page Clements
With: Jonathan Dauermann, Elea Easton, Andrew Markiewicz, Michele Merlo*, Mary Monahan
A Pair Of Dolls Have An Existential Crisis
By Eugenie Carabatsos
Directed by Crystal Edn
With: Matt Maretz*, Nicolle Marquez
Two Strangers from Brooklyn Bond Over Music & Art
By Nathan Yungerberg
Directed by Clarissa Marie Lignon
With: Gus Solomons Jr.*, Ja-Ron Young
A SUDDEN LOSS OF ALTITUDE
Worlds Collide the Morning After a One Night Stand
By Peter Kennedy
Directed by Jake Turuner
With: Jason Asher, Anthony Inneo*
A Young Fighter Faces A Moral Dilemma
By Michael Weems
Directed by Ivette Dumeng
With: Taylor Graves, John Sarno, Viviana Valeria
Striving For Intimacy In A New York Minute
By Alex Dremann
Directed by Janet Bentley
With: Gregory Barone and Rebeca Robles
A LONG TRIP
A Married Couple Endeavors to Remember Their First Kiss
By Dan McGeehan
Directed by Joan Kane
With: Brian Dole, Steven Curtis Jones, Kate Whitney*, Vanessa Johansson
Corruption, Greed, & Deception on an Arizona Ranch
By Nelson Clark
Directed by Ann Cooley
With: Bill Barry, Ivan Sandomire*, Tai Thompson
THE FIRST BRIDGE
A First Date Takes A Turn For The Worst
By Jim Gordon
Directed by Raquel Alamazan
With: Thomas Conroy*, Maeve Yore*
Production Photos by Ryan Camarena
“THE 4TH ANNUAL SCHREIBER SHORTS”
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, 10 short plays were selected for this year’s production!
Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Clarissa Marie Ligon
Introducing the company of the 2017 Schreiber Shorts:
Jason Asher (Kyle in A Sudden Loss of Altitude)
Jason is thrilled to be a part of Schreiber Shorts for the second time after performing in last year’s An Honest Dialogue. A graduate of T. Schreiber’s One-Year Conservatory in 2015, he has also trained in acting and improvisation at HB Studios, Michael Howard Studios and with Tony Greco. Jason holds a B.S. in Television, Radio and Film Production from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. Other NYC theatre productions include Born Liars (Abingdon Theatre) and Dangerous Life (Theatre 80 St Marks). Recent film credits include Jefftown (feature) and Served on a Plate (short). And he is forever grateful to all those that love and support him!
Gregory Barone (Henry in Speed Play)
Gregory is thrilled to be making his Terry Schreiber Studio debut. Credits include Curtain Call’s The Graduate (Benjamin Braddock) and Seaside Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander/Flute). Gregory thanks the entire cast, crew, and production team, Peter Jensen’s tutelage, as well as his family and Sarah for their unending support!
Bill Barry (Arizona Slim in Cowboy Cut)
Bill appeared on this stage last year as Mr. Katz in the critically-acclaimed T. Schreiber Studio production of Lanford Wilson’s Hot L Baltimore, directed by Peter Jensen. Other favorite roles include Lee in Jumbo Productions’ production of Sam Shepard’s True West and Biff in The Heights Players’ production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Ted Thompson. Thanks to L for all your love and support always.
Emily Chastain (Marni in The Sleeping Beauty of Brooklyn)
Emily is psyched to be making her TSS debut in Schreiber Shorts! A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Emily is a dancer and Artistic Coordinator of Koin & Co Dance Company. She was recently seen in DANNI, a short film selected for multiple international film festivals.
Website: emilyechastain.com Insta: echasta1
Thomas Conroy* (Howard in The First Bridge)
Thomas recently played Herbie in Precious Nonsense: Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca. Upcoming roles include Captain Scott in Peter/Starcatcher: Cider Mill Playhouse and Anthony in End of the Rainbow: Music Theatre of Connecticut. National tours: Grease, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Crazy For You, Cabaret, and In The Mood.
Jonathan Dauermann (Mr. Bertrum in Shelley Berman’s No Soap!)
Jonathan is honored to be performing for the first time at T. Schreiber Studio. Recent stage credits include Prospero in The Tempest and the Stage Manager in Our Town, not to mention years spent on the operatic stage. Recent film projects, including Bi-Polar, Fear of Missing Out, and Footprints in the Sand will be premiering on the festival circuit later this year. Special thanks to Page and all of the wonderful staff at the Studio!
Brian Dole (The Man, Younger in A Long Trip)
Brian is extremely happy to be making his debut on the T. Schreiber stage as the Young Man in A Long Trip. He has been studying with Peter Jensen for the past two years, and has appeared in numerous short films, commercials, and TV episodes. Brian also co-wrote and co-starred in 27 Dimensions, a short film that has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Katra Film Series.
Elea Easton (Bettie in Shelley Berman’s No Soap!)
Elea is a graduate of the TSS one year conservatory, and is delighted to be performing in the Schreiber Shorts. Elea writes sketch comedy and has performed her work in various venues in London and New York. Elea’s past credits include: THEATRE: Abigail’s Party, Playhouse Creatures; FILM: Tea and Sangria; WEB: Banging on the Brickwork.
Julian Gavilanes (Peter in The Sleeping Beauty of Brooklyn)
The Seattle native has spent the last five years building a career in NYC. Recent credits include co-star and guest star roles in Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary (CBS), as well as Gotham (FOX) and Z Nation (SyFy). His theatrical experience is expanding through his involvement with T. Schreiber. His focus is to start spending equal time on the stage and on camera.
Taylor Graves (Kennedy in Prize Fight)
Taylor’s recent NY credits include: ‘Theresa’ in Circle Mirror Transformation at Mile Square Theatre opposite Obie winner Deborah Hedwall, ‘Lady Macduff’ in Macbeth at the 14th Street Y, original works with Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and T. Schreiber Studio, and ‘Miss Alma’ in Summer and Smoke directed by Terry Schreiber.
Anthony Innéo* (Scott in A Sudden Loss of Altitude)
Anthony was last seen as James in the Active Theater’s production of BridgeBoy and on Law & Order opposite Chris Melone and Mariska Haggerty in the episode “Rage.” Trained by Sanford Meisner and Philip Burton (Richard’s father) for classics, Anthony landed roles on As The World Turns, Guiding Light, All My Children, and Hawaii Five-O. B’way credits include Cyrano the Musical opposite Chris Plummer and Zach in A Chorus Line. He voices a puppet in The Music of Regret with Meryl Streep and also stars in the never-to-be-released independent film, Ingrid. Website: anthonyinneo.com
Vanessa Johansson (The Woman, Younger in A Long Trip)
Vanessa is a film, theater, and voice over actress whose work can be heard in animation, commercials, and narration. She is a company member of Scandinavian American Theater Company where she serves as actress and Literary Director. Vanessa is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY.
Steven Curtis Jones (The Man, Older in A Long Trip)
Steven acted professionally in the 80’s and 90’s, took a long hiatus, and now enjoys doing an occasional project. This is Steve’s second appearance in the Schreiber Shorts, having appeared in last year’s Benchmarks (also with Kate Whitney), and he’s delighted to return. Back in the day, he did soaps, commercials, regional theater, and a few tv shows. He was Nickelodeon’s voice of Bill Clinton for a couple of years.
Matt Maretz* (Benjamin in Two)
Matt is honored to be a part of the Schreiber Shorts in his first production with T. Schreiber Theatre. Off-Broadway: American Games. Tours: The Lightning Thief (1st National Tour). Regional: College Colors (Crossroads Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Syracuse Stage), and The Who’s Tommy (San Diego Rep). Matt is a graduate of the Drama program at Syracuse University.
Andrew Markiewicz (Mr. Cokesbury-Smythe in Shelley Berman’s No Soap!)
Andrew is honored to be making his debut at T. Schreiber Theatre. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andrew studied Acting at the University of North Dakota and played in productions that include Curse of The Starving Class and Moliere’s Tartuffe. Andrew was last seen in The Brotherhood at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Nicolle Márquez (Bernadette in Two)
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Nicole has worked in theater and film in the U.S and South America. She’s currently cast in two independent feature films: LEDA (2017), and The Geometric of Desire (2017). She feels extremely honored to get to be Bernadette in TWO.
Michele Merlo* (Aida in Shelley Berman’s No Soap!)
Michele most recently appeared in a staged reading of Other Desert Cities. Some favorite theatre credits include: La Ronde, The Miser, Miss Julie, and The Wild Duck. Michele has also appeared in principal roles on NBC’s Another World. She studies acting with the renowned Terry Schreiber.
Mary Monahan (Wendy in Shelley Berman’s No Soap!)
Mary has appeared in many theater and film productions. Some of her favorite roles include: Mary in Moonage Daydream, which she wrote and performed in the United Solo Festival 2016 produced by Ego Actus; Eden, Gideon (PCTF 2016); Patty, Louise in Charlestown (United Solo 2015), Alma, After Tartuffe; Janet/Lady, Magic Kingdom (FringeNYC); Jan, Doe (Santiago A Mil). Film roles include: Mary Sherman, Head Trauma (LA FF, SANFIC); Woman/Mary, Windows (SANFIC, Tribeca FF, LoCarno); and Q, Slice (SANFIC, Signis Award). She is a member of Black Door and Articulate Theatre Companies.
Rebeca Robles (Jackie in Speed Play)
Originally from South Carolina, Rebeca is now based out of New York City where she works in theatre and independent film. An alumna of the National Theater Institute, Rebeca is now continuing her training at The Barrow Group in NYC.
Ivan Sandomire (Shelby Charles in Cowboy Cut)
Ivan previously appeared as Roger Doremus in Summer & Smoke, directed by Terry Schreiber. Films include the indie sci-fi Diverge, Mendy, and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Toured nationally as Ponyboy in The Outsiders. Ivan is grateful for the studio and Peter Jensen. You can find his music on iTunes and other reputable distributors.
John F. Sarno (Jimmy in Prize Fight)
As an actor: 40 plays, 6 short films. At T. Schreiber: studied with Peter Jensen, Page Clements, Peter Miner, Gloria Maddox. As a playwright: productions in New York (incl. Nylon Fusion) Los Angeles, and Indianapolis. Screenplays optioned: MGM, Studio Canal, and Wesley Snipes.
Gus Solomons Jr.* (Jimmy in Golden Gate)
Gus has a degree in architecture from M.I.T., danced with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, and founded two companies, Solomons Company/Dance (1972-94) and PARADIGM (1996-2011). Recent dance: Eszter Salamon’s Monument 0.1 (European touring) and solo Dance Now at Joe’s Pub. Recent acting: David Mamet’s Duck Variations and Yazmina Reza’s Art.
Tai Thompson (Lin Starhawk Wise in Cowboy Cut)
Tai is thrilled to be debuting with T. Schreiber Theatre! She is a graduate of Florida State University School of Theatre. Past credits include Beauty and the Beast, Marisol, Ragtime, and Seven Guitars.
Viviana Valeria (Blanca in Prize Fight)
Viviana is delighted to be back on stage at TSS in Prize Fight. Born in Miami, to Cuban/Honduran parents, she moved to NYC at age 18. Viviana joined TSS in March of 2015 and has been studying with Peter since. She recently made her theatre debut as Veronica in The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis directed by Peter Jensen. She would like to thank Ivette, the rest of the cast, EVERYONE at TSS, Peter, for passing on his endless knowledge, and Ryan, for your never ending love and encouragement. Instagram: @veeeveee
Kate Whitney* (The Woman, Older in A Long Trip)
Kate (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) is a professional classically trained pianist who is returning to show business. Prior experience includes roles on General Hospital, Guiding Light, and numerous theatre roles. Previous training was with Kenneth McMillan and Carlin Glynn. She is a current member of John Howard Swain’s Scene Study Class. Kate teaches at Greenwich House School of Music, and hails from U of Texas and USC. Kate is happy to be returning to TSS Shorts after last year’s ‘Benchmarks’- and to again be working with Steve Jones!
Maeve Yore* (Deborah in The First Bridge)
Maeve is a Founding Member of Articulate Theatre Company and a longtime disciple of Terry Schreiber. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and T. Schreiber Studio. Favorite credits: Harper in Harper Regan (Winner of the 2016 NYIT Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role), Austin in the New York Premiere of Sister Cities, and Germaine in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, all with T. Schreiber Theatre. Also, Diane in The Little Dog Laughed, Fanny in On the Verge, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Anna in The Baltimore Waltz, and Miranda & Hilary in Raised in Captivity. She can be (briefly) seen as the Wedding Planner in Confessions of a Shopaholic. Website: www.maeveyore.com
Ja-Ron Young (Gabe in Golden Gate)
Ja-Ron is an NYC based comedian and actor. He can be seen standing on stage and screaming his opinions in various comedy clubs and his own show, Six Pack At Brit Pack. You can also catch Ja-Ron in the film Modulation Blues, debuting soon.