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6th Annual New Summer Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival

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June 13 through June 23, 2013
Theatre Artists Studio

Title:                New Summer Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
Program Synopsis:   Who writes “short shorts?” WE write short shorts! Join us for a sizzling variety of new 10-minute plays in our sixth annual festival of “shorts” written by Studio members. Packed with drama and comedy, the evocative selections of the 2013 Festival guarantee a “splash” of cool entertainment for all!
The Plays:       Barking at Butterflies – by Joe Bardin
H. Davidson – by Debra Rich Gettleman
Hats – by Alan Austin
Robots – by Bob Barr
Stalking Pollyanna - by Hal Corley
Sweet – by Debra Rich Gettleman
Ten – by Mare Biddle
The Uncertain Ones - by David Middleman
Presenter:      Theatre Artists Studio        
Venue:             Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ  85254   
Dates:              June 13-23 (Thursdays-Sundays)
Times:              June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.;
                          June 16 & 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets:            $20 General Admission; $10 Students age 25 & Under
                             $15 Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 & Over & Members of the Military
(ID required for student, senior & military discounts)
Box Office:      602-765-0120 or online at
Play Details:
Barking at Butterflies - Two Spanish Water Dogs, Bella and Marco, reflect on life, relationships, people and butterflies in this amalgamation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Samuel Becket. 
Playwright:  Joe Bardin; Director: Judy Rollings
Cast: Lesley Ariel Tutnick (Bella), Kent Welborn (Marco), Skye Ayers (Person)
H. Davidson - Judy hopes to live out her golden years playing Mahjong and frequenting early bird specials. Jerry, her husband of 60 years, wants one more chance to channel his inner bad boy. Judy’s creative compromise leaves Jerry saying “uncle.”
Playwright:  Debra Rich Gettleman; Director:  Patti Suarez
Cast:  Bob Barr (Jerry), Marcia Weinberg (Judy)
Hats - At a crucial moment in their relationship, a couple of promising actors confront the possibility of living apart because of their careers.
Playwright:  Alan Austin; Director: Julie Lee
Cast:  Stuart Grant (Man), Loretta J. Schwartz (Woman)
Robots - When a fully automated factory is forced to close due to economic slowdown, human management understands the logic, but the robots' response is unexpected.
Playwright: Bob Barr; Director: Hilary Hirsch
Cast:  Sydney Davis (Robot #1), Susan Sindelar (Robot #2), Garry Cox (Inspector), Roy Major (Voice)
Stalking Pollyanna - On the New York subway a man spots his boyhood crush, child actress Hayley Mills, now middle-aged. He stealthily follows her to another car, much to the dismay of his high-maintenance younger boyfriend.
Playwright: Hal Corley; Director: Barbara Acker
Cast:  Michael Fleck (Ralph), Brad Bond (Ronnie)
Sweet - Welcome to “Sweet,” a world of cunning competition and ruthless rivalry, where even the most demure dispositions are driven to savage acts of trickery and deception.
Playwright:  Debra Rich Gettleman; Director:  David Middleman
Cast:  Eileen Mager (Pink), Susan Sindelar (Blue), Julie Lee (Yellow), Karen Burns (Lacy), Debra Rich (Janice)
Ten - There’s something about our brothers and sisters that transforms us from fully-functioning, rational adults to ten years old in a heartbeat. ‘Twas ever thus.
Playwright: Mare Biddle; Director: Dan Trombley
Cast: Julie Lee (Brenda), Scott Hyder (Bob), Eileen Mager (Becky)

The Uncertain Ones - The mating dance, already a complicated affair, gets even tougher when you can't figure out with whom you're supposed to dance. Oops.
Playwright:  David Middleman; Director:  Debra Rich Gettleman
Cast:  Keith Burns (Sam), Karen Burns (Monica), Brad Bond (Tom)
About Theatre Artist’s Studio:  The Studio is a member organization of actors, playwrights, directors, producers and designers founded to provide a place for theatre artists to work at their craft in an atmosphere which fosters mutual growth and collaboration through Studio affiliation.  The Studio provides interaction between its members and the community by providing an opportunity to produce innovative projects, mentor emerging talent and establish an educational resource to celebrate the power and imagination of theatre.

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Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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