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Join us ringside for Town Hall’s first Playwrights’ CageMatch: BUILDING BRIDGES, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 7:00pm.


Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Playwrights far and wide square off!  Our Playwrights’ CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition. 

We have received 300 (!!) entries from all over the U.S. — and even from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea — on the theme of Building Bridges. The setting is an apartment building in a large city anywhere in the universe; there’s a fire escape, maybe a corridor, and maybe a bridge in the distance. Time period is not restricted. A lovers’ encounter or post-apocalyptic tale, perhaps?  We looked for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporated the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre was up to the playwright!

The five finalists are …

Leonard Goodisman: The Poor Door 

Heidi and Chris Johnson: Heaven Looks a Lot Like Brooklyn

Jim Moss: The Last Shirt Off His Back 

Seth Kramer: Speak Now 

Marlene ("Bunny") Walker: Storm Surge 

Five Honorable Mentions to: Lojo Simon for Care and Feeding; Evan Krachman for Colony 53; Molly Horan for The Gumdrop Bridge; Jennifer O'Grady for Pre-War; and Alan Coyne for For Whom The Bridge Tolls

Join us at 7pm March 24 at a live staged reading at Town Hall.  And you - our audience- will get a chance to vote for your favorite.

Admission for the Playwrights’ CageMatch is FREE for our subscribers.  Tokens to vote for your favorite short play will be sold for $5. And there'll be Craft Beers and Pretzels!