There was a Facebook Live broadcast Tues May 26 at 7:30pm from the CPF FB page! A random emcee set the scene and then got hooked offstage…
This was followed by a Watch Party at 8pm – 18 three-min plays (pre-recorded Zoom videos) one right after the other (we took a 5-min break after play 9)… crazy man… lasted 90 minutes. Not ideal, but, desperate times call for desperate measures, correct?! Many of the writer/directors and actors joined us in the Watch Party audience, to also view and laugh and write pithy remarks in the chat as their fellow artists performed.
Suggestion: download sheets that will help you remember which you really liked, which you didn’t, and keep track of any comments you might have. Here’s a DOC (or PDF) for the front 9, and another DOC (PDF) for the back 9, duffer.
After the Watch Party you can watch it (and the Live intro) as a recorded event. You will also be able to watch it as a YouTube playlist, or as individual play links – the links have been added to the play titles below.
After you watch ’em all you should vote for your favorites. Here’s the link to the voting form. Vote as many times as you’d like, as long as it is once.
You should NOT tell anyone if you know who wrote any play, the fun and fairness of this is if the voters do not know who wrote the plays.
Voting ends EOD Jun 14. A Facebook Live event will scheduled in the Jun 15-18 range, to reveal the WINNER of a benjamin ($100) and all the honor and prestige that goes with being Ms or Mr PlaySlam 2020! After that we will add writer names to the plays below.
Questions? Producer: email@example.com
Here’s the Facebook event.
This year’s theme: no theme!
THE PLAYS (in the order of recommended viewing):
Can I Interest You – “They’re selling, but she ain’t buying.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Erica Heilmann, Sarianna Gregg, Thom Haynes, and Michelle Corbitt
This is Just to Say – “William Carlos Williams, doctor/poet, pays a price for one of his most famous poems.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Jeri McKee and David Klionsky
The Next Big Square Thing – “What every Broadway show needs: musical numbers.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Aliza Inbari, Susie Pratt, and Ellie Torre
You Have To See It To Believe It – “Come on down to the Invisibility Shop, where they have deals so amazing – you won’t believe your eyes!” – written and directed by ?, featuring Alice Osborn and Jeri McKee
Dog Do You – “A mediation between a pet owner and the tenant’s association of an apartment complex regarding an ‘unauthorized deposit’, goes awry.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Stephanie Simon, Aliza Inbari, and Gerald Rubin
baggAge – “Putting the ‘Age’ in baggage as you get older.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Michael Bacigalupo and Susie Pratt
Hot Tub For Mango – “9-year old Julia is told that her pet project isn’t up to code.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Gina McKenzie and Jessica Regehr
Marvel Pitch Meeting – “The cape is mightier than the pen.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Ellie Torre, Gina McKenzie, and Thom Haynes
Hide and Go Seek – “Who will get the ultimate hiding spot before it’s too late?” – written and directed by ?, featuring Dylan Bailey and Stephanie Turner
The Sidelines – “You’re never too young to go pro.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Erica Heilmann and Cassandra Wladyslava
Mustard or Mayonnaise – “The right condiment can make or break a sandwich — or a marriage.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Joanna LaForgia and David Klionsky
PBM – “The loss of a pet can be hard, but sometimes it can be soft.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Sarianna Gregg, Michelle Corbitt, Stephanie Turner, and Jessica Regehr
Herschel and Mamie – “He likes to say that he has been happily married to his wife for twenty good years – twenty out of fifty.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Gerald Rubin and Joanna LaForgia
Begin Again – “Alfred is retired and finally able to do things on his Bucket List; his wife June shows her support…” – written and directed by ?, featuring Sarianna Gregg and David Klionsky
aRttraction – “Two strangers meet at a wine and design class and find themselves engaged… in aRttraction.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Cassandra Wladyslava and Dylan Bailey
Karl With A K – “It’s tough to find people on the same plane.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Stephanie Simon, David Klionsky, and Stephanie Turner
Marvel Presents: Family Endgame – * Watch this one AFTER watching “Marvel Pitch Meeting” ! * – “Anyone who says that Marvel Studios can do no wrong has yet to see this movie trailer.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Michelle Corbitt, Michael Bacigalupo, Jessica Regehr, Ellie Torre, and Thom Haynes
Brush Strokes – “Thoughts speak louder than words at the art museum.” – written and directed by ?, featuring Jessica Regehr, Alice Osborn, Thom Haynes, and Dylan Bailey
Questions? Ask the producer Thom Haynes
The plays are directed by the writers! The winning writer will be announced sometime in June in a Facebook Live event, that person will get $100 and bragging rights as Mr or Ms PlaySlam 2020! Prestigious indeed.
This will be a high-energy hot mess of an evening, with loads of crazy fun and organized chaos.
WRITER/DIRECTORS: 9 (out of 20 submissions by NC writers of original work)
John Paul Middlesworth
Joanna La Forgia
Each person will be in 2-4 of the 18 plays. 46 roles!