***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: March 12-15
By Chelsea Frandsen
Set in 1942, this script–a loving pastiche of the B genre plays and films of the 1930s and 40s–follows Nick Callahan, his best friend, Johnny Moreno, and the events that first challenge and then strengthen their friendship.
Installment #2: June 4-7
By Manda Leigh Blunt
With Comic Con only days away, Lila is shocked to find that her arch nemesis has stolen her idea for the original character contest. She has only four days and her three best friends to help her come up with a brand new idea. Matters aren’t helped when Lila’s cousin Marcie comes to visit, a budding fashion designer who is nothing like Lila and does not understand her obsession with all things fandom. Throw in a Wonder Woman bedspread, a Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver, a Benedict Cumberbatch pillow, a Captain Planet salute, Vulcan ears, a lynx costume, a book on potions, a date, a make-over, a betrayal, and light sabers, this is one week that these girls are never going to forget. That is, if they make it Comic Con in one piece.
Installment #3: Aug 13-16
By John Perovich
Eli’s father left him and his mother when he was a baby. 35 years later, having already lost his mother, Eli learns of his father’s identity (a successful children’s author) when he inherits his cabin in a Maine lobstering town. Eli hopes to simply sell the property, but when he reluctantly begins reading his father’s stories of sailors, sea monsters, and the notorious Captain Japipidy Jones, Eli takes to the seven seas for revenge against the man who abandoned him so many years ago.
Installment #4: Nov 6-8, 12-14
Untitled Brelby Ensemble Project
Featuring the talents of Brelby’s Company members, a world premiere piece will be devised.