Deathmatch Winners - August 2016 "SACRIFICE"

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Best Actor: 
Sean Senior
Best Play: 
Give Till It Hurts
Written by: 
Doni Tamblyn

It was a blazing hot evening. And not just the temperature in the room but the stage itself sizzled with comedy and drama as the playwrights tackled host Elizabeth Chasse-King’s theme “Sacrifice” in front of a full house. Each take was unique, from a haunted house story to a tale of ruthless class warfare, CBC playwrights swung for the fences and the actors made their visions come alive.

17 plays were presented to be read:

Jo-Anne Walton – Storm People
Michael Kimball – I Wrestle An Old Friend
Peter Karasopoulos – Altitude
Delvyn C. Case, Jr. – Life Jacket
Michael Tooher - 180 deg.
Sally Hinckley – Meine Ovine
Cory King – Not Quite Hamiliton
Richard Sewell – Arthur Drops In On Linda
David Body – Human Sacrifice
Josh Gauthier – A Heroic Tale
Lynne Cullen – The Mousey Took It
Patricia Mew – The Ultimate Sacrifice
Sean St Louis-Farrelly – The Warning
Kat Loef – The Daddy Sacrifice
Josh Brassard – All the Worst Things
Doni Tamblyn – Give Till It Hurts
Hal Cohen – Rebecca’s Window

Of these 10 were picked at random by the Playwright Sorting Device:

Sean St Louis-Farrelly – The Warning
Kat Loef – The Daddy Sacrifice
Josh Brassard – All the Worst Things
Doni Tamblyn – Give Till It Hurts
Hal Cohen – Rebecca’s Window
Richard Sewell – Arthur Drops In On Linda
David Body – Human Sacrifice
Josh Gauthier – A Heroic Tale
Sally Hinckley – Meine Ovine
Jo-Anne Walton – Storm People

Best Actor Finalists:
Sean Senior
Jesse M.

Best Actor: 
Sean Senior

Best Play Finalists:
Sally Hinckley – Meine Ovine
Doni Tamblyn – Give Till It Hurts

Best Play:
Doni Tamblyn – Give Till It Hurts

COMMITTEE NOTES: This is Doni’s second win. Her first “A Lovely Day for a Revolution” will be featured in King of Crows IV : All Hail the King.

FAST FUN FACTS: 2015 was the year of the male playwrights. 9 men and 2 women won, with Cory King winning twice. This year, with 3 slots left in 2016 it’s almost exactly the opposite, 6 women have won and 2 men.

So far…

The struggle continues in October when Charlie “Tex” Cole is the host. His chosen theme is “Power”

In the meantime we’ll see you in September at KOC IV!