Congratulations to local playwright Catherine McKay

…on winning our most recent round of BWBTC’s Joining Sword & Pen Competition with her play “Plaid As Hell“!

This production will be part of our 2020-21 season, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

The (below) JS&P image was the inspiration behind “Plaid As Hell”.

Three apprehensive people, each holding a weapon (an axe, a hammer and a bat)

Photography by Steven Townshend.

Synopsis of “Plaid As Hell”

Cass was hoping her annual camping trip would go well this year. But with her best friend Emilie sniping at Cass’s new girlfriend Jessica, not to mention the serial killer on the loose, the weekend is off to a rocky start.

About the playwright

Cat McKay has played more aliens than queer female characters, but if you’ve got a gay alien role, feel free to hit her up! She’s recently dipped her toes into the writing world, and it’s going well so far. Favorite roles include Bella in Valkyries, Badasses on Bikes (based on the NYC Sirens motorcycle gang; dir. Maggie Spanuello), Lil in Interventions (Paragon Festival at Otherworld Theater), and various characters in About Face’s Scary Stories to Save Your Life, for which she wrote multiple scenes. Cat is a proud alum of Case Western Reserve and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Click to learn more about our Joining Sword & Pen playwriting competition.

Want to give feedback on new plays during the writing and workshopping process?  Join us at BWBTC’s 2019 Fighting Words Festival on June 1st and 2nd.