Deathmatch Winners - February 2016 "ESCAPE"

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

It was raining cats and dogs and those little chickadee bird things by the bucket load last night. There were rehearsals going on all over the city. Nevertheless, a very raucous crowd attended our second 10-Minute Musical Night.

8 plays were read (and sung!) They were:

Jo -Anne Walton - Again and Again
Lynne Cullen - Feast Of Fools
Mike Cheung - Frog Jockey
David Body - Nude Beach
Kat Loef - No Escape from the Little Green and Purple People
Doni Tamblyn - I Really Can't Stay
Cory King - Sir Drew the Star Crossed
Michael Kiimball - Estrus in Amazonia

Best Actor Finalists:

Mark Snowden
Ella Mock

Best Actor:
Mark Snowden

February 3, 2016 Deathmatch - "ESCAPE"


It's dark, it's cold; what do you want to do? Escape. And that, dear Crows, is the theme for the February 2016 Infamous Crowbait Club Theatre Deathmatch.

Your host for the evening is your favoite ivory tickler: the one, the only, Victoria Stubbs.

In keeping with the proclivities of our musically-inclined host, we've got a twist for you this month: every sumbitted play must include original lyrics to either "Some Enchanted Evening" or "The Impossible Dream."

Sound like fun? You bet your beak it is. 

Deathmatch Winners - January 2016 "TIME"

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016


The theme last night was Time and it worked on the Crows in various and wonderful ways. The Kardashians celebrating New Years as interpreted by Ingmar Bergman? Check. A young couple enduring a surreal nightmare of waiting at O'Hare Airport? Check. A friendly, chatty carpenter ant explaining her life? Check.

Just a few of the terrific plays read last night at the January 2016 DeathMatch. The playwrights lined it up and the actors knocked it out of the park in front of the largest Crowbait audience ever. It was, no joke, standing room only. Jody was our host with the most.

20 plays were presented to be read:

January 6, 2016 Deathmatch - "TIME"


"Time, time, time, see what's become of me."  Deep in the hazy shade of winter comes yet another Crowbait Club Theatre Deathmatch.  

The theme for January 2016 is "Time."  Your host is the indubitable Jody McColman.  The date (first Wednesday), time (7:30 doors, 8:00 show), and place (Mayo St. Arts) are all eerily familiar.

The spoils?  Only the very first spot in King of Crows V.  Call to action, Crows: Get Thee To Writing! Time, as they say, is a'waistin'.

Deathmatch Winners - December 2015 "BAD PLAY NIGHT"

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015

Our third Bad Play Night was either a great success or an enormously shameful, offensive debacle depending on how you looked at the matter. As usual, we Crows voted on the side of fun. And it was. The house roared with laughter, song, and wild expressions of disbelief, outrage, and occassional utter confusion.

In short, the usual:

17 terrible plays were presented to be performed:

December 9, 2015 Deathmatch - BAD PLAY NIGHT


Crowbait Club's Theatre Deathmatches are normally cutthroat affairs; skilled playwrights crafting well thought out plays in hopes of winning a coveted slot in King of Crows.

We don't want great this time. We don't want good. We don't even want mediocre. We want lousy, we want terrible, repetitive, tasteless, boring, insipid, crazy. The call is yours.

Your host with the most Michael Tooher brings you the return of BAD PLAY NIGHT.  December 9th, the SECOND Wednesday of the month is the Deathmatch. Bring us a sinker.


New Crow Promotion Procedure

Want to promo something during an intermission at the Deathmatch? Good! We want to help share what everybody is up to.

So we can keep the DM moving, your benevolent overlords (the CBC Committee) have come up a simple process. Please write your announcement on a piece of paper (fine) or an index card (ideal) and give it to Tooher when you check in. The host will read the announcements from the stage before the start of Act 2.

Now...back to the playwriting!

November 11, 2015 Deathmatch - "DO IT YOURSELF"

REMINDER: The November and December Deathmatches are on the SECOND Wendnesday of the month.

So the Committee received an email three or so months ago from a young Crow stating how much he enjoyed CBC and what else he could do to help.

After several months of consideration (as the CBCC are a group of long considerers), we hit upon the idea of having guest hosts on occasion. And since he gave us the idea, the eager young Crow gets to go first.

Cameron Foley is the guest host for the November Deathmatch. His chosen theme is "Do It Yourself"

Deathmatch Winners - October 2015 "SHOCK AND AWE"

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

The October 2015 Deathmatch is now in the books. The theme was "Shock and Awe" and the nimble Charlie Cole was our host. It was a terrific, raucous, evening. We're baaaaaack!

Thirteen plays were presented to be read:

Paul Menezes - Inner Secrets
Delvyn Case, Jr. - Dressed To Kill
Jo-Anne Walton - Want Less
Jay Jones - Trial of Dates
Peter Karasopoulos - Confidence Man
James Melanson - Transformer
Nick Solloway - No Retreat, No Surrender
Brent Askari - Shock and Awe
Howard Rosenfield - A Blonde Shock
Rocco & Megan Tripaldi - M.A.
Mike Cheung - Carpenters
Hal Cohen - Another Hike
Anna Cranage Conathan - Shock and Awe

Of these, 10 were chosen at random to be performed: