CHESTERTOWN — As part of its efforts to reopen to public performances, the Garfield Center for the Arts is planning an outdoor summer edition of its popular annual Short Attention Span Theatre — also known as SAST.

The location for the performances is still being finalized, but the performances are set for July 23, 24, 30 and 31, according to a news release.

Auditions for SAST will be held at the Garfield Center at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15.

Anyone interested in performing in SAST this year should plan to show up at one of the audition dates.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from some of the scripts being considered for presentation.

SAST is the Garfield Center’s annual short play program. It had its earliest roots in 2005, when it was called “8x10 — The 10-Minute Play Project.”

The name was changed to “Short Attention Span Theatre” in 2008. Over the years, it has seen both the premiere of many original plays by local playwrights as well as featured the performances of hundreds of local actors.

The Garfield Center’s SAST has remained a successful, annual program that has grown every year in attendance and popularity, the release states.

For any additional inquiries about auditions, contact Executive Director Steven Arnold at

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