Summer Shorts Opens July 17!

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Summer Shorts Begins Three Week Run July 17th

Looking for a hot way to spend your Summer Nights? SUMMER SHORTS is back!

Playwrights' Round Table proudly presents a collection of 7 short original plays by member playwrights. Presented in one evening of humorous, heart-wrenching, thought provoking, and engaging entertainment that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

PLEASE NOTE: Some adult language and themes, plays may not be suitable for all ages.

  • BINGED THERE, DONE THAT by Ken Preuss, directed by Mickey Layman
    Sitcom is life. Especially when taken all in one sitting.

    Jon - Joshua Ryan Roller
    Greg - Sean Kerrigan
    Roni - Tara Rewis
    Mother - Nicole Gray
    Ron-Jon/David/Norman - Tim Wiley

  • IN ME by William Newkirk, directed by BeeJay Aubertin Clinton
    A couple discover some important truths about themselves while searching for a rather important part of their lovemaking.

    Amy - Bridget Lindsey Morris
    Andrew - Justin Aldridge

  • SPEAKING OF MARS by Jonathan Cook, directed by Gary Norris
    A man and a woman are paired up for the historic first mission to Mars. But one of them has a secret...

    Adam - Robert Cunha
    Evelyn - MacKenzie Finnegan
    Laurel - Anne-Marie Ferraro

  • GOOD SOLDIER by Tony Pelham, directed by Carol Jacqueline Palumbo
    A soldier suffering from the horrors of war tries to make sense of it all.

    Private Wolf - Jonathan Raffoul

  • DATING, SEX, AND THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM by David Strauss, directed by Debbie DeCeco Lannen
    Do you ever wish your future and present selves could talk to each other and maybe warn you away from that one relationship you may or may not end up regretting?

    Nick - David West
    Summer - Alanna Fagan
    Guy - Joe Lannen
    Woman - Carol Jacqueline Palumbo

  • SOLES by Katie Thayer, directed by David Strauss
    It's the end of the world as we know it, but is it too much to ask to go out with a pair of stylish shoes?

    Karina - Monica Titus
    Connor - Christopher Gonzalez La Corte

  • TRAIN STOP by Mark Cornell, directed by Sylvia Katherine Viles
    A Man and a Woman meet at a stop and consider the possibilities of their maybe-future relationship.

    Man - Brandon Lopez
    Woman - Tara Rewis

  • And our dancers from Launch 2015 have also returned! Darci Ricciardi, April Tubbs, Corrine Melle, Paige Maxwell and Justin Ortiz.
Summer Shorts will be performed July 17th,18th, 24th, 25th 31st & August 1st at 8pm - with Matinees on July 19th, 26th & August 2nd at 3pm in the Santos Dantin Studio Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando (Loch Haven Park).

Tickets are only $18 for general admission, $15 for Senior, students, military with ID, and $10 for PRT Members.

PRT MEMBERS, PLEASE NOTE: The $10 rate is only available in-person at the box office on the day of show. No tickets will be sold online at this rate.

Presale tickets may be ordered online at or purchased at our box office (cash or credit, NO CHECKS PLEASE) beginning 45 minutes prior to curtain.

For seating reservations only, please call (407) 761-2683.

Summer Shorts Opens!

Our festival of short plays runs July 17-August 2.

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Monthly Playwriting Workshop

Our next workshop will be 1pm, Sunday, August 9 at Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive, Orlando.


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2015 Productions


Launch 2015

January 9-18, 2015
Santos Dantin Studio Theater, Orlando Shakes

Premiere Series 2015

March 20-29, 2015
Mandell Theater, Orlando Shakes
Coercion by Louise Wigglesworth.

Summer Shorts

July 17- August 2, 2015
Santos Dantin Studio Theater, Orlando Shakes


  • July - Summer Shorts Opens.
  • June - Summer Shorts Auditions.
  • May - Summer Shorts Plays, Fund Drive.
  • April - 2015-16 Season Announced, Time Passes Opens.
  • March - Premiere Opens, Summer Shorts Script Call.
  • February - Premiere Cast Announced, Valencia Script Call.
  • January - Launch 2015 Opens, Premiere auditions.

  • December - Launch 2015 Casts, Premiere Auditions Announced.
  • November - Goring Festival, Launch & Premiere Calls Announced.
  • October - New Board, PRT Receives Grant.
  • September - Membership Meeting, Goring Auditions, Premiere Call.
  • August - Summer Shorts Performances.
  • July - GoringFest & Premiere Script Calls.
  • June - Summer Shorts Auditions, CityWrights conference.
  • May - Fringe Opens, Season Announcement.
  • April - Premiere Opens, Shorts Script Call.
  • February - Fringe Auditions, Valencia/PRT Script Call.
  • January - Launch Opens, New Web Site, Premiere Cast.

  • December - Premiere Auditions, PRT Member News.
  • November - Launch Auditions, Premiere Announcement.
  • October - Goring Fest Opens, 13-14 Board Elected.
  • September - Launch Call, Goring Cast Announcement.
  • August - GoringFest Auditions, Premiere Call.
  • July - Summer Shorts Opens, Script Calls.
  • June - GoringFest Call, Premiere Call.
  • May - Fringe Arrives, Summer Shorts Auditions.
  • April - New Season, Summer Shorts Call.
  • March - Pine Opens, PRT Member News.
  • February - Premiere Cast Announced, OrangeTV Filming.
  • January - Launch 2013 Opens, Premiere Auditions.

  • December - Launch 2013 Creative Teams, Member News.
  • November - GoringFest Opens, Launch Auditions.
  • October - Premiere Announced, Launch Call Continues.
  • September - GoringFest Auditions, Launch Call.
  • August - GoringFest Scripts Announced, Premiere Call.
  • July - Shorts Opens, GoringFest Call Closes.
  • June - Shorts Auditions, GoringFest Call.
  • May - Fringe News, Shorts Announced.
  • April - Season Announced, Shorts Call.
  • March - Premiere Opens, Shorts Call, Fringe Teaser.
  • February - YouTube Channel, Fringe Cast Announced.
  • January - Launch Opens, Premiere Cast, Fringe Auditions.
  • December - Second Sundays, Premiere/Fringe.
  • November - Launch Auditions, Premiere Announced.
  • October - GoringFest Teams, GoringFest Announced.
  • September - Launch Call, Membership Meeting.
  • August - GoringFest/Fringe Calls.
  • July - Shorts Teams, Script Calls.
  • June - GoringFest/Fringe Call, Shorts Auditions.
  • May - Shorts Scripts, Premiere Call.
  • April - Shorts Call, Member News.
  • March - Shorts Scripts, Member News.
  • January - Launch Opens, RIP Kate Singleton.
  • December - Launch Teams, GoringFest News.
  • November - GoringFest Casts and Performance Schedule.
  • October - Launch Call, Board Elected.
  • September - GoringFest/Fringe Announcements.
  • August - Shorts 2010 Opens.
  • July - Shorts 2010 Announced.
  • June - Fringe Report, GoringFest/Fringe Call.
To join our email announcement list, and receive news about upcoming productions, auditions, writing workshops, and ticket specials, please email and ask to be put on the email list. We will use your email only for communications from us and will never give it to any spammers or marketers.


Next Workshop: Sunday, August 9, 2015. 1:00 pm.

Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive, Orlando

What happens at our workshops?

All writers are welcome to bring any piece they're working on, from a ten minute short to a full length work. While our primary focus is on play writing, we have in the past given feedback on screenplays as well. You don't have to be a member to bring a script or attend, and admission is free.

Scripts are then cold read by our group, which usually contains a selection of actors from all over Central Florida. Following the read, there is a feedback period for the writer to discuss what worked and what didn't in their play.

Many of the scripts that are produced in our various annual productions get their start in the workshops.

Usually, the monthly workshop takes places on the second Sunday of each month, but may occasionally be changed due to ongoing productions.

Guidelines for Second Sundays Workshops

Due to the success of holding our workshops down at Sleuth's, with great attendance and a LOT of scripts (many very good ones, we might add!) coming through, we must now ask that if you are planning to bring in a script for a reading, you must first e-mail us at to schedule your scripts.

You may e-mail us to request a slot until the day prior to the workshop. Please include your name, script title, and approximate length of the script in minutes (in general, a 10 page script can run between 10-12 minutes, a one-act between 20 to 45 minutes, and a full-length from 90-120 minutes). We will schedule as many as our time allows us, with the understanding that full-length plays will generally only read a couple of scenes to start.

The general order of readings is first-come, first-served based on the time slot requests; however, PRT member playwrights, if in attendance, will have their plays read first, then the rest down the line (member playwrights must still request a reading slot, however, and must arrive on time or they lose their slot).

Keep in mind, you DO NOT have to be a member to attend our workshops or bring a script in for a reading, and it is always free to any member of the public who wishes to join us. This is simply to ensure that we have enough time to fairly read and comment upon everyone's scripts.

We hope you will all continue to use this free service to our theatrical community, and enjoy hearing and helping the work of your fellow writers. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

About PRT

To contact PRT, please email us at

Our mission, begun in 1997, is to find and nurture new playwrights and their works, to give a home to new stage works, and to enliven the page-to-stage process. We serve new and experienced playwrights and screenwriters by providing a venue for new work.

Through our free monthly script workshops, we allow authors to develop and refine their works, everything from ten minute shorts through full length two act plays. The authors' works are read by professional actors, in a collaborative setting, which receives audience feedback.

We are the only group that produces original stage works in Central Florida year round, through our annual productions of short plays in our Summer Shorts and Launch play series, one acts in our John Goring Memorial One Act Festival and through the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, and full length works through the PRT Premiere Series, beginning in 2012. Our members have enjoyed productions throughout Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and more.

We also offer staged readings of some of our member's newest works, all over Central Florida.

Help support Playwrights' Round Table and the arts in Central Florida with your time, talent, and resources. We are always seeking enthusiastic directors, performers, and support staff to help us succeed in our mission.

Playwrights' Round Table is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Our elected Board of Directors for the 2014-15 season are:

PresidentCharles R. Dent
Vice PresidentAl Pergande
TreasurerJim Cundiff
DirectorCarol Palumbo
DirectorTara Rewis
DirectorDavid Strauss
DirectorRussell Trahan
DirectorSylvia Viles


Membership is open to all who wish to join, not just playwrights. Playwrights need a host of helpers: directors, actors, producers, technicians, dramaturgs, and astute audience members.

Annual membership is open to all, just $30 per year. You can remit dues to:

Playwrights' Round Table, Inc.
4696 Middlebrook Road #J
Orlando, FL 32811

Membership includes participation in our monthly script workshop, generally held on the second Sunday of each month, a vote in business affairs at the annual September meetings, and discounts on all PRT-produced shows. Please note that to receive a full production of your play, you must be a member of Playwrights' Round Table.

We now accept PayPal for your yearly membership dues!


Playwrights' Round Table is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It directs all earned income to the furtherance of our mission, and to pay for costs associated with it, such as space rental, insurance, and general show costs. We are actively seeking sponsors and donors to help us in the fulfillment of our mission. All donations are tax-deductible and help us bring new voices and new works to the stage. Please send all donations to:

Playwrights' Round Table, Inc. Donors
4696 Middlebrook Road #J
Orlando, FL 32811

We now accept PayPal for your donations!

FL Registration # CH32790


Playwrights' Round Table is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida Inc., and by the State of Florida's Dept. of State-Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Summer Shorts Fund Drive

Playwrights' Round Table is doing its very first fund-raising drive! Through the outreach efforts of United Arts of Central Florida and Power2Give, we're raising funds for our next Summer Shorts production. All monies donated go directly to the show costs. Minimum donations are $1, and each dollar donated is matched by a 50 cent donation by the good folks at OUC!

Plus, there are donation benefits!
  • $1-$24: Thanks and acknowledgement on our Facebook pages.
  • $25-$100: Thanks and acknowledgment on our Facebook pages and in our monthly Newsletter.
  • $100 - $200: The previous benefits PLUS acknowledgment in our program.
  • $200+: The previous benefits PLUS acknowledgement on our website -

Help Orlando's only theater dedicated solely to new stagework continue to present great new plays in Orlando! Visit to donate today!

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