Town Hall’s first Playwrights’ CageMatch: BUILDING BRIDGES, was a knockout!
Five Playwrights entered but only one emerged victorious. Playwrights far and wide squared off! Our Playwrights’ CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.
We 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 was 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 was 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!
HEIDI AND CHRIS JOHNSON: HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE BROOKLYN
JIM MOSS: THE LAST SHIRT OFF HIS BACK