It’s time for round 2! On July 12, five new comedic warriors will take the field and swing their mighty swords of laughter. Read of the heroics and amazing feats of the next five plays that will fight to be THE FUNNIEST PLAY EVER. (Eventually…there’s a process)
“Demoted” by Bridgette Dutta Portman
“The Baes of Our Lives” by Meghan Kathleen O’Connor
Meghan Kathleen O’Connor is a playwright based out of San Francisco. Her work has been produced by the Olympians Festival, FoolsFury, Berkeley’s Playground playwright incubator, and Killing My Lobster. She is also a proud and enthusiastic member of comedy improv team Chinese Ballroom, who performs the first Friday of every month at 10pm at PianoFight.
Featuring: Jan Gilbert, Matt Gunnison, and Juliana Lustenader. Directed by Colin Johnson
“The Pitch” by Sam Hurwitt
“Twinkie” by Emily Stapleton
Emily Stapleton has had a passion for theater ever since landing her first major role as a singing cow in her third grade school production. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater from UCLA and spent several years in Los Angeles working as a stage manager, actor, production coordinator, prop designer, and sound operator at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. Since returning to the Bay Area, where she was born and raised, Emily has enjoyed teaching college undergraduate and high school courses in Theater and English as well as directing high school productions and creating original work with her students. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University.
Featuring Emily Stapleton, Laura Peterson, and Alandra Hileman. Directed by Melissa Haines
“Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner” by C.P. Kenbridge
CP Kenbridge is a playwright, poet, and activist who works primarily out of Scandinavia and other places. Rurally self-educated, their work has appeared on posters outside Svenska Komedihuset (The Swedish Comedy House), in promotional material for the Annikki International Poetry Festival in Finland, and even in public venues. Kenbridge draws inspiration from their years living in isolation among fjords and the humor that stems from the sunless days of winter.
Featuring Jayme Catalano and Tavis Kammet, Directed by Jess Thomas