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Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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17 events
12 reviews
22 stars
Get there a half hour early as seats are first come, first serve!
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11 events
5 reviews
26 stars
The weather was Hot. I wore Dressy too piece outfit. Sometimes used a sweater but not unbearably cold like many theatres.
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Summer Shorts Play Festival
13 ratings
4.1 average rating
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64 events
23 reviews
20 stars
attended Jun 13 2014

Eight plays, each 10 minutes long. Very creative ideas, such as the first one which was about the Booth brothers acting in a play together and arguing afterwards about Lincoln. "Johnny" reveals that "plans have been made" this is set a few...continued

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Debbie & Karl Weber
15 events
9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 19 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed the 8 summer short plays. We attended last night and loved everyone of them :)
I have gone twice before and will go again next year!! :)

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15 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

I continue to be amazed by all of the unbelievable acting talent we have in the Valley! I adore these small theaters and look forward to going to this one again soon. WARNING: The theater is very hard to find the first time you go. The website...continued

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Casting Pearls, by Michael Fleck
Director: Richard Powers Hardt
Featuring: Kent Welborn & Stuart Grant
In a brief encounter in a back alley, two homeless men, “Frog” and “The Poet,” share a dumpster, some jug wine and their very different views on life.

Changing Times, by Nina Koch
Director: Sue Back
Featuring: Robert Bledsoe & Cynthia Elek
When a man faces a life crisis, his wife comes to his aid in an unexpected way.

Gusto, by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Walt Pedano
Featuring: Mitch Etter, Martha Welty & Tom Koelbel
Charlie has a bad case of old age and his overly loquacious wife, Myrna, insists on a visit to Dr. Boskin. But instead of the sound healthcare advice they expected, they end up with a hilarious lesson in the “commercialization” of medicine.

Just Once, by Les Leiter
Director: Barbara Acker
Featuring: Dayna Dayson & Stuart Grant
Kelly and Russ were brief lovers more than 20 years ago at the start of The Gulf War. A “chance meeting” in a park brings them together again. Now what?

The Last Swan, by Alan Austin
Director: Richard Powers Hardt
Featuring: Olivia Martin & Markus Maes
In a dystopian future, a young couple rediscovers love and artistic expression in the beauty of dance.

No Substitutions, by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Walt Pedano
Featuring: Kent Welborn, Heidi Haggerty, Martha Welty & Bill Straus
Waiter, there’s a government in my soup!

One Night Only, by Michael Fleck
Director: Barbara Acker
Featuring: Dayna Dayson, Steve Fajardo, Tom Noga & Markus Maes
November 25, 1864. The Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Three brothers, Edwin, John Wilkes and Junius Brutus Booth have just appeared together, for the first and last time, in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Their sister, Asia Booth Clark, joins them to celebrate their success. It is the last, bloody year of the American Civil War.

You’ll Never Find the Body, by Alan and Marney Austin
Director: Julie Lee
Featuring: Marney Austin & Alan Austin
A middle-aged couple, looking for romance, discover that all is not quite so rosy.

About the Ticket Supplier: Theatre Artists Studio

Theatre Artists Studio is a community of artists—actors, directors, playwrights, producers, singers, dancers, musicians, designers and technical wizards—practicing their chosen crafts in a professional, challenging environment that fosters collaboration and mutual growth through Studio membership. As a result, The Studio is also a unique venue for theatre entertainment, communication and interaction between our members and our public community, with opportunites to work on innovative projects, mentor emerging talent and maintain a valuable educational resource, promoting a deeper understanding of the power and imagination of theatre.