(In Search Of) The Funniest Play Ever FINALS

It’s a play.

It’s a playwriting contest.

It’s a play about a playwriting contest. 

Just go with it.

Twenty Bay Area playwrights have fought for comedic supremacy over four preliminary rounds, and a semi finals, now just two remain. On Wednesday April 11, Sang S. Kim and Bridgette Dutta Portman will battle for the title of FUNNIEST PLAY EVER! Both plays have been expanded and will be scored by our panel of Celebrity Judges. The winning play will be produced by Awesome Theatre in 2019.

Join our Hostess with the Mostess, Kaylamay Paz Suarez one last time as she guides us through this live reality game-show / backstage comedy / playwriting contest. Along with her insane Director, the stressed out producer, and a mysterious stagehand, she spray you down with a firehose of comedy, soaking you in laughter.

Your Finalists:


Demoted by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Directed by Christian Haines



Never-Ever Land by Sang S. Kim

Directed by Claire Rice


Featuring Jan Gilbeert, Dorian Lockett, Shara Tonn, Randy Russell, Matt Gunnison, Charles Lewis III, Emily Stapleton, Katie Whitecraft, and Dan Kurtz





Here they are, three humans acting in the name of the comedy gods. Meet the people who shall decide the fate of our comedic conquistadors.

Samantha Cubias– Audience Service Manager at Berkeley Rep
“Need an ark? I Noah guy!”

Rob Ready– Artistic Director at PianoFight.
Comedy is: “Just say it,” said Anthony, “I came to you.”

Sara Moore– Director of the Clown Conservatory at Circus Center in SF.
“Comedy is a doughnut for the soul”



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