***What is the Brelby Studio Series?***
Simple. Powerful. Original.
Our studio series presents “stripped down” productions of brand new original plays that are either Arizona or World Premieres. Additionally, through this vehicle new directors will be provided the opportunity to learn and hone their crafts. Brelby is committed to supporting and cultivating up and coming playwrights and directors, because we believe that they are the future of theatre.
Installment #1: An evening of one-acts by Steven Cleaveland
Directed by Luke Gomez
Being trapped hundreds of feet below the surface in a flooded mine shaft changes a person as Colby and Barrett discover in the tragi-comedy, “Collapse”. Colby, an optimist, is confident that they’ll both be rescued, while Barrett, a realist, thinks they should prepare themselves for the possibility death. The two characters continuously butt heads as both their worldviews come under fire, which is only complicated as they contact someone on the surface and find a body drifting past.
Directed by Emily Heald
Being a hitman isn’t nearly as difficult as most people think, or so Jaquelyn believes until she can’t escape from her own crime scene. Being stopped by deliveries, girl scouts and their nosy mothers, the ten minute hit spirals out of control as she desperately tries to escape before the cops show up. Filled with mistaken identities, death, twists, and lots of red punch, “The Kill” is sure to keep you laughing to the very end.
Installment #2: A new twist on the classic Rumplestiltskin fairy tale, by Ilana Lydia
Directed by Melody Chrispen
“Rumplestiltskin’s Fire” is a retelling of the classic Rumplestiltskin story with three new stories interwoven. Rumplestiltskin spends each evening he is weaving gold telling a tale from his past to the Heroine’s Hand Maiden. The first story is of a Girl Child who sells her heart and must go on a quest to find a new one. The second is of a Boy who is controlled by seven different spirits at once who each want to possess him on his own. The last story is of a Clever Young Lad—the young Rumplestiltskin—who wants to be turned into a god, and the trial to determine his fate.
Installment #3: A fairy tale for adults by Luke Gomez