COMEDY Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: WRITE OR DIE, by Christine O’Keefe

A depressed author goes on a writer’s retreat to secretly craft his suicide note, only to fight for his life in a wilderness boot camp run by a madman. Partnered with his beautiful rival, he must struggle for survival while trying to overcome his writer’s block and find his voice before a murderous mentor hunts him down and silences him forever.

Narrator: Julie Sheppard
Female Student: Allison Kampf
King James: Geoff Mays
Michael: Bill Poulin
Harvey; Steve Rizzo

COMEDY Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: I’M SO DONE, by Chuck Alley, Rachael Berman

Follows the real-life experience of a struggling Silicon Valley Pastry Chef and Stand Up Comedian, Rachael Berman, as she uses her natural sharp wit and comedic banter to motivate her kitchen staff, raise her children in a high-tech society, maintain her marriage and juggle a host of lovable off beat characters, extended family and friends.


Brad: Steve Rizzo

Rachael: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

COMEDY Festival Best Scene Script Reading: The Love Hex, by Mike Meier

New York in 1929, shortly before the Great Depression. Rose is unhappily married to a mobster lawyer. She suffers from early-onset arthritis. Her doctor recommends a hot spring treatment. Her friend Alice, recently widowed and a mother of three, suffers chronic fatigue. Eventually, both travel to the hot springs in Mexico and hook up with two young gigolos. The days are jolly until on the Día de los Muertos, when Rose’s jealous husband arrives out of the blue.


Narration: Allison Kampf

Miguel: Bill Poulin

Rose: Hannah Ehman

Alice: Julie Sheppard

Street Artist: Steve Rizzo