Here’s the CPF Facebook Live stream of “Ms or Mr PlaySlam 2020 – Announcement of Winner!”. Congrats to Mr. PlaySlam 2020 Mike Brannon!
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.
We had downloadable sheets to help you remember which you really liked, which you didn’t, and keep track of any comments you might have had. 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 still watch it (and the Live intro) as a recorded event. You are also able to watch it as a YouTube playlist, or as individual play links – the links have been added to the play titles below.
Here’s the link to the voting form we used (too late now to vote!).
You should’ve NOT told anyone if you knew who wrote any play, the fun and fairness of this is if the voters do not know who wrote the plays.
Voting ended Jun 14. A Facebook Live event was held Jun 16 to reveal the WINNER of a benjamin ($100) and all the honor and prestige that goes with being Ms or Mr PlaySlam 2020!
Questions? Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 April Giancola, 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 Eric Weil, featuring Jeri McKee and David Klionsky
The Next Big Square Thing – “What every Broadway show needs: musical numbers.” – written and directed by John Paul Middlesworth, 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 Mike Brannon, 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 Patrick Raynor, featuring Stephanie Simon, Aliza Inbari, and Gerald Rubin
baggAge – “Putting the ‘Age’ in baggage as you get older.” – written and directed by Rishi Chowdhary, 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 Stephen Bydal, featuring Gina McKenzie and Jessica Regehr
Marvel Pitch Meeting – “The cape is mightier than the pen.” – written and directed by Tom Reilly, 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 Lydia Middlesworth, featuring Dylan Bailey and Stephanie Turner
The Sidelines – “You’re never too young to go pro.” – written and directed by April Giancola, 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 Eric Weil, 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 John Paul Middlesworth, 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 Mike Brannon, 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 Patrick Raynor, 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 Rishi Chowdhary, featuring Cassandra Wladyslava and Dylan Bailey
Karl With A K – “It’s tough to find people on the same plane.” – written and directed by Stephen Bydal, 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 Tom Reilly, 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 Lydia Middlesworth, featuring Jessica Regehr, Alice Osborn, Thom Haynes, and Dylan Bailey
Questions? Ask the producer Thom Haynes
The plays are directed by the writers!
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
Lydia Middlesworth (3rd)
Mike Brannon (1st)
Rishi Chowdhary (2nd)
Tom Reilly (4th)
Joanna La Forgia
Each person will be in 2-4 of the 18 plays. 46 roles!