Deathmatch Winners - June 2016 "FAMILY"

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Best Actor: 
Dawn Hartill
Best Play: 
Mother Nature
Written by: 
Michael Cheung

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Alright... we are getting sort of repetitive here, we know it, but we'll take it, gratefully. Sold out house, lots of new faces, and twenty brand new scripts. That makes for a wild and woolly Deathmatch. The theme was "Family" and the host was Michael "B-Day" Tooher. The rundown is as follows…

20 new works were presented to be read:

Charlie Cole – Fire
Delvyn C. Case, Jr. – Everyone’s Child
Dawn Hartill – Oh, Shari!
Josh Gauthier – Parting
Jo-Anne Walton – Flushed With Pride
David Body – Last Will and Testament
Dick Sewell – Fruit Cake
Pat Mew – At the Dinner Table
Peter Karasopoulos – Coin Toss
James Melanson – Turning the Page
Lynne Cullen – Argos
Michael Cheung – Mother Nature
Kat Loef – Please Daddy
Brent Askari – Family Game Time
Anna Cranage Conathan – The Taking Boy
Michael Kimball – Little Bastard
Nancy Peavy – Salvation
Jay Jones – Lying in Wait
Josh Brassard – Before and After: A Cautionary Tale
Megan Tripaldi – The Talk

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

Delvyn C. Case, Jr. – Everyone’s Child
Dawn Hartill – Oh, Shari!
Josh Gouthier – Parting
Jo-Anne Walton – Flushed With Pride
David Body – Last Will and Testament
James Melanson – Turning the Page
Lynne Cullen – Argos
Michael Cheung – Mother Nature
Josh Brassard – Before and After: A Cautionary Tale
Michael Kimball – Little Bastard

Best Actor Finalists:

Nick Solloway
Josh Lyon
Dawn Hartill

Best Actor:

Dawn Hartill

Best Play Finalists:

Michael Cheung – Mother Nature
James Melanson – Turning the Page

Best Play:

Michael Cheung – Mother Nature

In the marquee event, two playwrights who are being produced in our Portfringe 2016 event, Attempted Murders, were finalists for Best Play.

Attempted Murders: Four Plays from Crowbait Club plays the big stage at Portland Stage Company on 6/23 (11:15 pm), 6/24 (9:30 pm) at 6/25 (9:30 pm). Come out to laugh and cry and be outraged at these four terrific short plays and support CBC. This production is a proud part of Portfringe 2016.

The next Deathmatch is July 6th 2016. The theme is “Magic” and your host is Victoria “Tink” Stubbs. It’s our 4th birthday and there is lots to look forward to. The full title of King of Crows IV will be revealed, the poster art will be available for your viewing pleasure and there will be news about auditions for the show. Jody McColman serves as 2016 Artistic Director.

Get to writing, you have a month. See you soon.