Deathmatch Winners - February 2017 "BROKEN PROMISES"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Best Actor: 
Randy Hunt
Best Play: 
Changeling
Written by: 
John Bowker

It took all concerned a little bit of time to adjust to the new Nest, but it quickly became apparent that the move to Portland Ballet Studio Theater will work out just fine. We are pleased to report that an enthusiastic crowd came to act, write, and laugh.

13 plays were presented to be read:

Rebecca Cole – A Bitter Syncopation
Elizabeth Miller – About Mike
David Body – Keep Your Promise
Tony Morin – Spirited Discussion
Chalmers Hardenbergh – Where’s the Governor?
Brigitte Paulus – Childhood Memories
Seth Bernier – Grill
Payne Ratner – Promises
John Bowker – Changling
Lynne Cullen – Wasps in G Minor
Michael Tooher – Knife Tale
Dick Sewell – Life and Death in Venice
Eric Darrow Worthley – Arthur to Guinevere at Amesbury

Of these 10 were picked by the Playwright Sorting Device to be read:

Seth Bernier – Grill
Payne Ratner – Promises
John Bowker – Changeling
Lynne Cullen – Wasps in G Minor
Michael Tooher – Knife Tale
Rebecca Cole – A Bitter Syncopation
Elizabeth Miller – About Mike
David Body – Keep Your Promise
Tony Morin – Spirited Discussion
Eric Darrow Worthley – Arthur to Guinevere at Amesbury

Best Actor Finalists:

Randy Hunt
Sara Dolstad

Best Actor:

Randy Hunt

Best Play Finalists:

John Bowker – Changeling
Tony Morin – Spirited Discussion

Best Play:
John Bowker – Changeling

Committee Notes: It seems like you Crows are on fire! John Bowker made CBC history last night winning Best Play in two out of three Deathmatchs with some finely crafted work. Thread Theatre co-founder Tony Morin has been the Best Play runner up two Deathmatchs in a row and will be claiming a win very soon no doubt. Last but not least triple threat (Actor, photographer and now playwright) Rebecca Cole had her Thread Theater winning play read last night. There were several new actors making their debut and basically a very good time was had by all.

Also the Committee would like to give a grateful shout out to Production Manager Brianna Marie Wing for her TLC as we transitioned into PBST. We are in your debt.

So this Deathmatch is now history and forward we march…

The Show That Never Ends returns on March 1st. Michael “The Fixer” Tooher is your host and the theme is….Sex. Go funny, go dark or go crazy but get to writing.

Lastly, and you are probably sick of hearing this but we are never sick of telling you, plays begin at Crowbait Club but do not end there. Send your work out!