Upcoming Events

Micki is busy at work on three new plays so there are no new events scheduled. Watch for one of these new plays to be included in the Studio's 2019/2020 "First Look" series at Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Married, Taken or Gay Rebecca’s dating a Muslim. Claudia’s seeing an artist. Andrea can’t find the right man. The only man onstage is the barista, and he has no lines. No matter. There’s plenty to hear about men in this comedy’s rapid-fire dialogue, and it’s not all fluff and bellyaching. Some men can be pretty darn sweet.

A imaginative drama titled La Posada focuses on Allan Affeldt's renovation of Mary Colter's historic hotel La Posada and on the controversial art of artist Tina Mion.

Focused on Mary Oliver's mystic poetry, the first draft of this one is due to "365 Women a Year" by December 31st of this year. Stay tuned.

Recent Events
October 29, 2018, 7 PM
The Artist’s Path and Tomorrow’s Theatre Tonight, in conjunction with Little Black Dress, INK,  present “A Night of Furies” at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley Street, Prescott at 7PM.
 
The evening features a stage reading of my play St. Agnes in Agony. This new one-act dramatically connects contemporary and 4th Century Roman abuse, particularly as it relates to women.
 
After the reading, Playwright and Resilience Coach Kate Hawkes of Sedona will be on hand to help the audience discuss their reactions to both the play and current events.
 
FREE event. Post Even Note: Donations to the event were given to PASS, Prescott Area Shelter Services:
https://prescottshelters.org

Click on the "Blog" link, then the "What I'm Reading" link to read what actor and director Gail Mangham had to say about Prescott's "​A Night of Furies" event described above.

September 9, 2018, 1 to 5 PM
Join Micki at "The Natural Women" celebration at 
The Highland Center for Natural History, Prescott

"If the Woods Had Words"

Take an easy half-hour stroll along the garden path with writer and playwright, Micki Shelton. See nature's wonders through the eyes of a poet.

July and August 2018

Herberger Theater Center's Kax Stage

Lunch Time Theater

Live in Phoenix? Traveling to the Science Museum or for work? For $7, you can watch 5 short plays on your lunch break! The theme this month is "Life in the Theatre." Bring your lunch or pre-order it from the theater's caterer. Work downtown? You'd be crazy to miss this!

Here's the line-up.

  • The Story Tellers by Susan Sindelar

  • Alas Poor Fool by Terry Rose Younger & Mary Robinson

  • Intermission by Joe Bardin

  • Amici Recast by Micki Shelton 

  • Marketing Committee by Joe Bardin

Where exactly? The Herberger Theater is at 222 E. Monroe Street. Directions and Parking here. The Kax Stage is located on the southwest corner of Van Buren and 3rd Street 

One evening show. See you there! July 23rd at 7PM.

Theatre Artists Studio

12406 N. Paradise Village Parkway East

Scottsdale

June 13, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Name that film!

Prescott Film Festival,

Yavapai College, Building 3, Room 119

A Few Good Lines is coming, for free, to the Prescott Film Festival at Yavapai College on the afternoon of  June 13th. This delightful production features JC Lawler and Paige LaForte and is directed by Patrick David DuHaime who employs special effects to bring my play to life. Heck, if you live in The Valley, why not escape the heat and come enjoy the whole film festival? Check out the whole program here.

 

How often do you reply in conversation with a line from a movie? “Here’s lookin’ at you kid,” “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” or maybe “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Mary and Peter are writing a screenplay. And all Peter does is "stir the tanks" when what the @$#%&? Suddenly, the only words coming out of their mouths are lines from classic movies. During the play those who wish to get a chance to identify movies from which the lines are taken. Those who identify the most lines get a prize!

June 14 - 24, 2018

Theatre Artists Studio

Festival of Summer Shorts

 

For the second year in a row, I have a play in Theatre Artists Studio's Festival of Summer Shorts. My play Jitterbug first written for the 2016 One-Day Plays in Prescott, was selected to be included along with 7 other 10-minute plays by some of Arizona's finest playwrights, including Kirt ShinemanDebra Rich Gettleman, and Alan Austin. I'm honored. Mark your calendars. The show runs for just two weekends. Tickets available online or by calling the studio.

Thursdays thru Saturdays 7:30 PM

Sunday Matinees 2 PM

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