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November 11, 2010

PlaySlam! 8

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 12:43 pm

The 8th annual PlaySlam! came to the ArtsCenter this weekend. The audience was treated to an evening of competition as playwrights competed for fame and the $100 prize.

Here’s how it works: Playwrights each submit two very short plays, 1-3 minutes long. Actors come in at 5 p.m. and spend a hectic three hours with their playwrights until showtime at 8 p.m. Each playwright presents a play in the first round, and then the audience votes for its five favorites. Votes are tallied, and the top five writers present their second plays in the second round. The audience votes again for its favorite, and the playwrights field questions from the audience while the final tally is counted. Then, the winner takes all!

Check out some photos from the event below, click “more…” to see photos from all of the short plays!

–Lisa

The winning playwright holds his $100 prize.

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October 11, 2009

PlaySlam!

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 5:27 pm

The 7th annual PlaySlam! short play competition was tonight. Nineteen short plays less than three minutes long were performed, and the audience voted for its favorites. The audience picked A Commitment in Ink” as its winner, and its playwright won $100!

Below are shots of the shows and performers–I was at work and missed the first couple plays, so they start with “Hey, Audition!” if you’re following along at home.

–Lisa

"Hey, Audition!"

"Hey, Audition!"

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

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