King of Crows IV: THE PLAYS

We are very pleased to present the ten short plays that will be featured at King of Crows IV: All Hail the King!

Click on any play title below to preview the plays.

A Blond Shock by Howard Rosenfield

A Lovely Day for a Revolution by Doni Tamblyn and Leann Lewis

Class of '95 by Victoria Machado

Don't Miss Nothin', Bub by Cullen McGough

Love Somebody by Jody McColman

No One Named Johanna by Michael Kimball

The Interview by David Body

The King Comes Here Tonight by Michael Tooher

The Thing About American Girls by Cory King

Thunder by Charlie Cole

Deathmatch Winners - July 2016 "MAGIC"

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016

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The steamy early evening did nothing to prevent a sellout crowd of familiar and new crows from descending upon Mayo Street Arts for the July 2016 Deathmatch. Our hostess with the mostest was Victoria “Busy” Stubbs who not only hosted the show but played the piano for singalongs during changeovers. How does she do that for 3 hours?

Her chosen theme was Magic and a record 23 scripts (!) were presented for reading:

PortFringe 16 - Attempted Murders: Four Plays From The Crowbait Club

It is on! Attempted Murders: Four Plays from Crowbait Club.

And the crazy factor is high. We've got private jets and cats casting themselves in shows. We've got Lucifer, Death and the Angel Gabriel and we've got all of the Sisters Kardashian. And cake. Not for you, but in a play.

So basically it's the usual. It's a mix of raucous comedy, heartbreaking drama and vicious existential satire. All in 45 minutes. All world premiere works by the artists who live next door to you.

You got three chances to see it then we got to go. Thursday 6/23 @ 11:15 p.m., Friday 6/24 & Saturday 6/25 @ 9:30 p.m. all on the Main Stage at Portland Stage Company.

The Crowbait Club is proud to be a part of PortFringe 16.

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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"

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:

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