July 6, 2016 Deathmatch - "MAGIC"

The theme of the July Deathmatch is Magic.

But...what kind of magic?

We are leaving that to you. But we are really looking forward to seeing what magical scripts appear

The next Deathmatch is Wednesday July 6, 2016. Your host is Victoria “Abracadabra” 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.

Now go make some magic for us.

Deathmatch Winners - June 2016 "FAMILY"

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

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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:

June 1, 2016 Deathmatch - "FAMILY"

“When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”

~Erma Bombeck

Love and Death. The great topics of art. However, a very strong case be made that one topic was left out: Family.

The June 2016 Deathmatch approacheth. Time to get busy, scribblers. Feed the actors. Your theme is "family" and interpret that however you will.

May 4, 2016 Deathmatch - "TRASH"


Regular trash? Trashy behavior? Trashy people? The May 2016 Deathmatch theme is "Trash," and you get to decide just what kind of trash. If your ten-minute play is the only one that does not end up in the recycle bin, we'll give you some trash; a gaudy gift bag, as is the tradition here. 

Plus you get slot 5 in King of Crows V. You know you want it. So come take it. Get to writing. Your host is Jody "Vancouver" McColman.

Crows gather. May 4, 2016. 7:30 doors, 8pm start. Mayo Street Arts. $5 cash or cards at the door.

Deathmatch Winners - April 2016 "INSANITY"

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

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Female playwrights came out in force last night and Comedy was Queen. A sold-out house laughed at the inspired performances onstage, sang along with Victoria’s terrific roadhouse piano playing, and generally had a swell time. The theme was Insanity and our host was playwright and part time lion tamer Charlie Cole.

16 plays were tossed into the play bucket:

April 6, 2016 Deathmatch - "INSANITY"


Crazy is as crazy does. Not a bad motto for for any Crowbait Club Deathmatch. Yes, that's right, Crowbait Club's infamous Theatre Deathmatch returns in April, and this time the theme itself is "Insanity."  Your host is Charlie "I'm Not Bad I'm Only Drawn That Way" Cole, and he will preside over what is sure to be a rollicking frolic to usher in Springtime. 

We will see you all at our usual time (7:30 doors, 8:00 start), usual haunt (Mayo St. Arts), and on the appointed day (First Wednesday).

Inaugural Crowbait Academy Deathmatch!

On March 4th 2016, Crowbait Academy held it's first student Deathmatch which was the culmination of a four session workshop on writing 10 minute plays at Portland's Arts and Technology High School.

9 plays were performed:

Sigrid Harmon - Untitled
Zoe Coffin - English Project
Alicia Fournier - The House
Kirby Kenney - Toucan Ranee and his Dream Frog
Sarah Graffam - A Bar in the Wild West
Theresa Lessard - Family Confessions
Kathy Nguyen - I Knew, I Know
Kristen Gilhooly - For Lindsey
Vincent Grant - Life Goes On

Deathmatch Winners - March 2016 "DRUNKS AND CANDLES"

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

Holy Moly!

Maybe it was the prompt. Maybe it was the fine wedding cake Beth and Cory brought to share with their fellow Crows. There was no "theme," per se, but every play had to feature a drunk and a candle. Apparently playwrights like to write parts for drunks because the DeathMatch hit a new record: 23 plays were placed into the bucket.

It was a wild evening of low comedy, There were drunks, there were candles, there was out of control laughter and an extremely good time was had by all.

23 plays were presented to be read:

Jo-Anne Walton - Let Us Help You: A Corporate Guide to Healthy Living

Colleen Ruggelo - Out With The Mold

Charlie Cole - My Sweet Coriander

Sally Hinckley - Embers

Sean Senior- Necromance

March 2, 2016 Deathmatch - "DRUNKS AND CANDLES"

Hoo boy! Crowbait Club is going themeless for March. Your host, the ever so clever sassy lassie Beth Chasse, has decided to give you a character and a prop instead. Your plays for March much feature a candle as a prop and involve a character who is drunk. So, there you go.  Let your imaginations run wild, your fingers fly on the keyboard, and bring us your best!

Same time (7:30 doors, 8:00 p.m. start), same place (Mayo St. Arts), same day (First Wednesday).  We will see you all there!