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!
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"
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:
We are back to our regularly scheduled programing after a hugely successful run for King of Crows III: Long Live the King. Huge thanks to everyone involved, and to everyone who came out to see the show. We are truly humbled by your support.
Speaking of King of Crows, there are 3 more spots up for grabs in King of Crows IV! You gotta win it to be in it, but first you gotta write it and bring it.
The theme for October: "Shock and Awe."
Your host with the most: Charlie Cole.
Hot and humid was the weather report at Mayo Street Arts. The heat was also exacerbated by the sizzling no holds barred competition at the August 2015 Deathmatch.
Outstanding scripts and terrific cold read performances by the actors made it a night to remember. No quarter was given or taken. Victoria "Twinkle" Stubbs made a triumphant debut as host, and her theme "The Feeling is Mutual" was very popular indeed.
And here they are, your acting company for King of Crows III: Long Live the King:
A Long Time Coming by Jody McColman - Directed by Charlie Marenghi
Gorgon, Boogie Beast by Jo-Anne Walton - Directed by Stephanie Ross
Anna Cranage Conathan
Lemon Garlic Tilapia by Hal J. Cohen - Directed by Charlie Cole
Monkey Mind Run by Jennifer Reck - Directed by Stephanie Ross
Ode to Chicken Salad by Megan E. Tripaldi - Directed by Charlie Cole
Protecting the Innocent by Brent Askari - Directed by Jody McColman
Screever and the Dog King by Lynne Cullen - Directed by Charlie Cole
Shaking Hands with the Man by Cory King - Directed by Sean St Louis-Farrelly
The Button by Christopher J. Doughty - Directed by Michael Tooher
The Diary of Human Days by Elizabeth Somerville and Michael Tooher - Directed by Jody McColman
The King of All Kings by Delvyn C. Case, Jr. - Directed by Michael Tooher
The Opposite of Hoarding by Charlie Cole - Directed by Sean St Louis-Farrelly
Anna Cranage Conathan
The Whole Tooth by Anna Cranage Conathan - Directed by Charlie Marenghi
And BEHOLD! Here are the plays that will be produced for King of Crows III: Long Live the King. You can download any play by clicking on the title.
Welcome back our friends to the show that never ends! Come one, come all...
Join us on 8/5 for the August 2015 DeathMatch. Victoria is taking her first spin as our Master of Ceremonies and her chosen theme is "The Feeling is Mutual."
"What's at stake," you ask? Only a coveted spot for one lucky and talented playwright in 2016's King of Crows IV!
So get writing.
As ever, plays begin at CBC but they do not end there. Send your work out!
Well, we seriously doubt that anyone has had a third birthday party like we had! We sang, we laughed and we had a chance to read some terrific plays. Afterwards we hit Mama's Crobar for a trip down memory lane.
The theme for the July 2015 DeathMatch was "Happy" Our host was Beth Chasse. Twelve brand new sparkling plays were placed in the bucket.