Deathmatch Winners - July 2016 "MAGIC"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Best Actor: 
Fiona Cagney
Best Play: 
Poles Apart
Written by: 
Sally Hinckley

Check out all the Deathmatch photos here.

The steamy early evening did nothing to prevent a sellout crowd of familiar and new crows from descending upon Mayo Street Arts for the July 2016 Deathmatch. Our hostess with the mostest was Victoria “Busy” Stubbs who not only hosted the show but played the piano for singalongs during changeovers. How does she do that for 3 hours?

Her chosen theme was Magic and a record 23 scripts (!) were presented for reading:

Sean Senior – Neuromance
Jody McColman – Back in Town
Jo-Anne Walton – Storm People
Charlie Cole – Rainy Day Friends
Joe Quinn - Finding Magic
Delvyn C. Case Jr. – Bicycle Built for Two
David Body – Magic Pills
Cory King – To Infinity…
Chalmers Hardenburgh – No Exit
Howard Rosenfield – Off Book
Sally Hinckley – Poles Apart
Josh Gauthier – A Heroic Tale
James Melanson – The Magical Year
Kat Loef – Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Magic
Richard Sewell – Prologue to a Salad
Nick P. Soloway – Billy, 5 Years
Michael Tooher – 180º
Brent Askari – Real Magic
Michael Cheung – Myrddin
Hal J. Cohen – Rebecca’s Window
Josh Brassard – Sharon is Not a Zombie
Steph Ross – E-mer-gency
Anna Cranage Conathan – Boogie Boogie

Of these the cruel but fair Playwright Sorting Device (PSD) chose ten:

Steph Ross – E-mer-gency
Anna Cranage Conathan – Boogie Boogie
Michael Cheung – Myrddin
James Melanson – The Magical Year
Kat Loef – Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Magic
Howard Rosenfield – Off Book
Sally Hinckley – Poles Apart
Sean Senior – Neuromance
Delvyn C. Case Jr. – Bicycle Built for Two
David Body – Magic Pills

Best Actor Finalists:

Sean Senior
Fiona Cagney
Joe Quinn

Best Actor:

Fiona Cagney

Best Play Finalists:

Howard Rosenfield – Off Book
Sally Hinckley – Poles Apart

Best Play:

Sally Hinckley – Poles Apart

COMMITTEE NOTES: His Majesty approaches! The Crowbait Club is proud to announce King of Crows IV: All Hail the King. The winning 10 plays from the 2015 Deathmatchs fully produced. September 8 – 11 @ St Lawrence Arts, Portland, ME

Want to be a part of the shenanigans? Auditions for the acting company are July 18th and July 20th. And you can sign up right here: www.thecrowbaitclub.org. Like to work backstage? We need a property master and an assistant for the onstage scene changes. Contact michael@thecrowbaitclub.org for details. Everyone will get a small stipend, a poster, a one-of-a-kind t-shirt designed only for the company, and some serious street cred. Plus some crazy fun.

NEXT UP: Elizabeth Chasse–King hosts the August Deathmatch and her chosen theme is…Sacrifice. So start writing.

In closing, plays start at CBC but do not end there: Send your work out!