Deathmatch Winners - December 2016 "NO"

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Best Actor: 
Khalil LeSaldo
Best Play: 
Everything Goes Awry
Written by: 
John Bowker

Well, 2016 is in the books for CBC. It was a terrific Deathmatch, lots of brand-new playwrights in attendance, and yet another sold out show. As an added bonus, a wildly comic play coming out of nowhere to win "The Brawl for It All" and grab the final slot in King of Crows V.

Considering the events of this dangerous year, the assembled Crows were apparently in agreement that host Jody McColman’s chosen theme of “No” was very appropriate indeed.

A record tying 23 plays were presented to be read:

Elizabeth Miller – Just Say No
David Body – No To The CEO
Dan Bryant -A Little Lump Thing
Laura Cowie - Tumble –
Jo-Anne Walton - In The Cards
Sally Hinckley - Is It Just Me…
James Melanson -This is What I Know : An Amazon Manifesto
Madeline Huiett - Refusal
Gwyneth Nicholson - She Said No
Joe Quinn - The Power of No
Tim Wooten - The Statement and the Question : Same Answer
The Blue Cross – Chalmers Hardenbergh
Jen Slack Eaton -The Mothering Circle
Tony Morin - Liar
Randy Hunt - I Spy
Dick Sewell - No Fruitcake
Hal Cohen - Jamal’s Story
Nick Soloway - Ho-No-No
John Bowker - Everything Goes Awry
Jason LeSaldo - Star Crossed Lovers Take Their Life
Kat Loef - Say It Like You Mean It
Kerry Rasor – No, Just No

Of these ten were selected at random to be read:

Hal Cohen - Jamal’s Story
Nick Soloway - Ho-No-No
John Bowker - Everything Goes Awry
Jason LeSaldo - Star Crossed Lovers Take Their Life
Kat Loef - Say It Like You Mean It
James Melanson -This is What I Know : An Amazon Manifesto
Madeline Huiett - Refusal
Gwyneth Nicholson - She Said No
Joe Quinn - The Power of No
Dan Bryant -A Little Lump Thing

Best Actor Nominees:

Tim Wooten
Khalil LeSaldo
Madeline Huiett

Best Actor:

Khalil LeSaldo

Best Play Nominees:

Joe Quinn - The Power of No
John Bowker - Everything Goes Awry

Best Play:

John Bowker - Everything Goes Awry

Committee Notes: John Bowker’s hilarious and surreal comedy was the play to beat all night. It was aided and abetted by terrific performances from Kahlil LeSaldo and Rebecca Cole.

2016 is soon to be history but the Show That Never Ends rolls merrily along. Your first shot at getting into King of Crows VI is on January 4th 2017. The theme is Dissonance and your host is our very own roadhouse piano player, music director and composer, Victoria “Tink” Stubbs.

And as ever and always, plays begin at CBC but do not end there. Send your work out!