Artistic Director Kevin Finney has selected three short plays for Drunken Owl Theatre’s first full-production: Mel and Mona by Suzanne Bailie, The Devil and the Bootleggers by Scott Stolnack, and Vagabond Lives of the Barnacle Poets by Pamela Hobart Carter. There will be two performances of the plays at Jules Maes Saloon in Georgetown (5919 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108) on Sunday 13 November, 3 PM and 6 PM. $10 tickets sold at the door.
Meet the Playwrights
Suzanne Bailie wrote her first play while living on a coffee farm in the jungles of Hawaii. It was produced by a local theatre company and she hasn’t stopped hitting the keyboard since. Her creations are described as in your face reality whipped together with humanity, truth and surprising laughter.
Pamela Hobart Carter’s short plays have been produced in Seattle (her home), Montreal (her childhood home), and Fort Worth. Her full-length script, Rondo, made The Icicle Creek New Play Festival final 10. She also writes fiction and poems (her chapbooks: Her Imaginary Museum, Held Together with Tape and Glue, and Only Connect (forthcoming)), and teaches. Long ago Carter earned two degrees in geology (Bryn Mawr College and Indiana University). Infinity Box Theatre Project produced Vagabond Lives of the Barnacle Poets in Centrifuge, a festival of science plays. Carter thanks Mara Grunbaum and her Hakai article: “What Barnacles Know.”
Scott Stolnack has published in a wide range of forms and venues, including Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, The Seattle Times, Men’s Journal, The Canadian Journal of Forest Research, and elsewhere. His short plays have been produced in the US and UK; his first full-length play was a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in 2019. Between 2008 and 2019, he was a senior biologist coordinating efforts to recover endangered salmon in the Seattle area. The Devil and the Bootleggers was first performed by AS IF Theatre’s Kenmore Quickies short play festival, where it garnered the Critic’s Choice award for best play.
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