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

Check out all the Deathmatch photos here.

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!

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'.