Craig Bailey
Shelburne, VT
Developer of Read My Play™, a free script exchange service to facilitate sharing of critical feedback on works-in-progress among playwrights
Biography

Craig wrote, produced and published his first one-act while still in high school. He's played many roles in Vermont community theatre productions, as well as regional television commercials and independent films.

A broadcaster for more than 30 years, he drew on experience working in small-market radio in the 1980s and '90s to write his one-act "Mitch Maclay Sings Just for You." His other works include "Valaise," which premiered in Hamilton, Ontario, in October 2020; and "The Mockingbird's Nest."

Craig's the developer of Read My Play™, a free script exchange service to facilitate the sharing of critical feedback on works-in-progress among playwrights.

He's also the producer and host of "Floydian Slip," a weekly radio show devoted to rock band Pink Floyd, which is heard on more than 100 stations.

A Vermont native, Craig has lived in the Burlington area since the early-'90s.

Plays

by Craig Bailey

Chris and Loralie await one-time pop sensation Mitch Maclay's upcoming visit to small-town radio station TRU-92. What is it about the has-been crooner's appearance that's put them at odds? And will he even show up? www.mitchmaclay.com

Cast:
Christopher Wood, early-30s, male; Loralie Kent, early- to mid-20, female
by Craig Bailey

Elderly shut-in Daisy begins to suspect her daughter and live-in caregiver, Robyn, isn't what she seems to be.

Cast:
Daisy, 80s, female; Robyn, 50s, female
by Craig Bailey

Well-past midnight in a dingy basement, Mikey and Ryan struggle to bust open a stolen suitcase. But their real struggle begins once they discover what's inside.

Cast:
Mikey, 20s or older, male; Ryan, 20s or older, male
by Craig Bailey

Mr. Loin interviews befuddled candidates for a position at his florist shop. Or is it a butcher shop?

Cast:
Loin, any age, male. Gregory, any age, male. Sparky, any age, male. Jensen, any age, male. (All roles can easily be played as any gender by making a few small revisions to the dialogue.)

Successes

My one-act "The Mockingbird's Nest" was selected for the New Playwright's Festival presented by Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

An in-person reading is scheduled for Friday, July 30.

My one-act "The Mockingbird's Nest" was selected Runner-Up in Artistree Community Arts Center's "2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival."

It will be read and recorded in the Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, Vt.; and streamed May 15 and 16.

The Inkwell Theater in Los Angeles gave a scene from my one-act, "Mitch Maclay Sings Just for You," a virtual table read at its monthly Virtual Playwrights' Night on April 21, 2021.

Just Write! Lakeland in Lakeland, FL, gave my one-act, "The Mockingbird's Nest," a virtual table read at its weekly writer's workshop on Dec. 7, 2020.

Emerson Arts presented my one-act "Valaise" as part of its "Fright Night" horror anthology Oct. 23-30, 2020.

Outside performances, socially-distanced. They sold-out their 7-show run.

Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/648431709378750