Portland Ballet Studio Theater

May 10, 2017 Deathmatch - "INNOCENT"

O...how lucky are you?

Pretty lucky we'd say. The May Deathmatch is on the SECOND Wednesday this month, buying you an extra week to craft us a 10 minute classic. Seven extra days. What a gift. And it's probably not even your birthday.

Maybe it is. If so, happy birthday!

The theme is Innocent. And whatever that means to you is fine by us. Get busy writing, beat back your high end crazy competitors and come claim the prize.

April 5, 2017 Deathmatch - "PLEASE"

Congratulations on your successful survival of the Snowpocalypse!

Did you find yourself shouting to the heavens? Were you cursing the Gods for their precipitous wrath, or thanking them for a restful snow day? Either way, it’s very likely this magic word came across your lips:


It’s the word a mother demands of her child before a third helping of dessert. It’s the state an emperor needs to be in to give you the thumbs up and let you fight another battle. It can be so many things, and rather than define it too narrowly, we want you to go nuts!

February 1, 2017 Deathmatch - "BROKEN PROMISES"

Love, love, love.

Valentine's Day is in February, that time of chocolate and cards and hopefully kisses. Well... host with the most Charlie Cole ain't having any of it. He's decided to explore the dark side of love and human behavior with his chosen theme "Broken Promises."

There's plenty of room to move with this one, playwrights. So get yourself to the keyboard and get cracking.You know the thespians will be bringing their A game. Go light or go dark but get busy with it.