The playwrights for the 7th Annual DramaFest have been selected:
New Year’s Eve
By David McGregor
David McGregor was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. His plays have been performed from California to New York to London and Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, where his plays The Late Great Henry Boyle (2006), Vino Veritas (2008), Gravity (2010), and Consider the Oyster (2011) have all been produced. His newest play, Scrooge Macbeth, will premiere at Theatre B in Fargo, ND in November 2013. In 2012, he wrote and co-produced an independent film based on his play, Vino Veritas. The film stars Carrie Preston (recent Emmy winner for her role in The Good Wife), is currently on the festival circuit, and will be released on VOD and on-line platforms in January 2014.
The New World Ain’t Cheap
By David Vazdauskas
David Vazdauskas is a playwright and artist, with a day job in advertising. His short historical comedies have been produced at festivals here in the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Australia, India and Dubai. His mixed media pieces made from found objects have been exhibited at art galleries around Maine, where he lives with his wife and son.
ALCOHOL V. CAR
By Marty Shea & Ian Bonner
Marty Shea & Ian Bonner are writers for both the screen and stage. The duo have co-written and co-directed numerous films, including the award-winning shorts “21 Carbs”and “The Planning Lady.” They are founders and Creative Directors of CollabFeature, a record-breaking international film collaboration. Their short plays have been produced for Planet Ant Theatre, BoxFest Detroit, YArts Detroit 10 Minute Play Fest, the Kitchen Plays and StageLab24 at the Village Theatre. Their play “Bloody iPhone” was part of Planet Ant’s M5 compilation, nominated for a Wilde Award for “Best Original One-Act Comedy”.