Short Attention Span Theatre IX

Date : June 21, 2013
Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Short Attention Span Theatre

June 21, 22, 28 & 29 @ 8pm
June 23 & 30* @ 3pm
Tickets $15
Students $5 with valid ID

Short Attention Span Theatre returns to the Garfield Center for a 9th year!

Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights!

*All ticket holders are invited to return after Sunday’s (6/30) performance for a ”talk-back” with playwrights, directors & actors.

Local press is invited to attend Press Night on Monday, June 17.  For more information, please contact marketing@garfieldcenter.org.


Mark Sullivan is Executive Producer; Lucia Foster & Jim Landskroener are Producers.

We have 8 plays directed by 8 directors:
“Variations on the Death of Trotsky” Written by David Ives; Directed by Keith Thompson
“A Modern Day Confrontation”  Written & Directed by Tia Glomb (local playwright)
“Breakfast Special” Written by Paul Briggs (local playwright); Directed by Ford Schumann
“To Thine Own Self” Written by Steve Arnold (local(ish) playwright)
“The Other Side” Written & Directed by Mark Sullivan (local playwright)
“Guest Star” Written by Keith Thompson (local playwright); Directed by Sarah Crump
"Foul Territory” Written by Craig Wright; Directed by Diane Landskroener
“Roanoke” Written by Michael Lew; Directed by Jim Landskroener

Plays About: Love!  Jealousy!  Historical Re-enactments!  Meat!  Creativity!  Baseball!  Pancakes!  Trotsky!  Astronomical Anomalies!  Shakespeare!

We have two directors making their directorial debuts – Sarah Crump & Keith Thompson

We have 26 actors – Seth Betley; Melody Bishop; Anna Black; Paul Briggs; Susan Brittain; Chelsea Clough; Jeff Colen; Reilly Cox; Kevin Dickerson; Patrick Fee; Lucia Foster; Jen Friedman; Jane Jewell; Chris Krahforst; Genna Kuster; Allen LaMontagne; Chris Landskroener; Diane Landskroener; Jim Landskroener; Julie Lawrence; Austin Lewis; Kelsy Long; John Mann; Heather Oland; Sky Urspruch; Cody Vansant

We have 8 actors making their first appearance on the GCA stage – Seth Betley; Melody Bishop; Susan Brittain; Chelsea Clough; Jeff Colen; Reilly Cox; Austin Lewis; Cody Vansant

Overall, there are approximately 40 people involved.  We have folks from their teens to their 60's.  We have Teachers and Students and Builders and Engineers and Accountants and more!  These are 40 of your friends, neighbors and co-workers who come together to create one unified production out of many, many moving parts.  It's a marvelous, crazy and slightly miraculous thing to behold from behind the scenes!

We have 5 locally written plays; 4 were work-shopped through the Live Playwrights' Society (a local writers group which was created through a collaboration between Church Hill Theatre's Steve Arnold, The Prince Theatre's Lucia Foster, and Mark Sullivan).

Local Plays: Steve Arnold “To Thine Own Self”; Paul Briggs “Breakfast Special”; Tia Glomb “A Modern Day Confrontation” ; Mark Sullivan “The Other Side”; Keith Thompson “Guest Star”

Hey! Wait a Minute! – A series of 1-minute plays will be performed at 7:15pm in the Lobby before Friday & Saturday performances of SAST.  This is the inaugural year of HWM.  Directed by Tess Hogans.  Produced by Mark Sullivan.  Performed by Melody Bishop; Anna Black; Reilly Cox; Austin Lewis; Tess Hogans. Two published plays; Four locally written plays from LPS members.  A selection of HWM plays will be performed at the 6/22 and 6/29 Chestertown Farmer’s Markets.


Become a sponsor of Short Attention Span Theatre and you could see your name in lights!  Sponsor a minute or more and your name will be projected on stage during intermission at all 6 SAST performance dates as well as listed in the SAST program book.  All sponsorship entries must be received no later than 5pm Monday, June 17.

Contact Kate Bursick for more info or select your sponsorship level from the dropdown and click the button to become a sponsor via PayPal!

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