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 suspects her daughter and live-in caregiver, Robyn, isn't what she seems to be.

Cast:
Daisy, 80s, female; Robyn, 60s, female. The characters can be any ethnicity, but, ideally, the same ethnicity as one another.
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

"The Mockingbird's Nest" took 1st Place in Main Street LIVE's 30 Minute Playwriting Contest.

The four finalists received staged readings Nov. 13-14 in Trinidad, Colorado.

"The Mockingbird's Nest" was named one of 15 finalists out of 270 submissions in Old Library Theatre's 11th Annual One Act Play Festival.

Winners, to be produced in January in Fair Lawn, NJ, will be announced Nov. 19.

"The Mockingbird's Nest" was named one of five finalists in Main Street LIVE's 30 Minute Playwriting Contest.

Staged reading is coming Nov. 13-14 in Trinidad, Colorado.

My short "Mitch Maclay Sings Just for You" was named winner in the one-act category of the Firehouse Center for the Arts 20th Annual New Works Festival, in Newburyport, Mass.

They'll be doing a staged reading in January.

My thriller "The Mockingbird's Nest" has taken 1st Place in Frostburg State University's 2021 Center for Literary Arts One-Act Play Competition.

A full production — Mockingbird's first — will be taped and streamed as part of their festival Nov. 20.