November 12-30, 2020

The Plays
The Writers

Not Your Average Jo by Allison Fradkin

Will the gals take a crack at romance as they work a skit parodying the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's rules on gender?

R&J by Ross Peter Nelson

Competitor Ben Jonson attempts to derail the production of Will Shakespeare's latest play.

The Ballad of Calamity Jane by Steve Palmer

Calamity Jane may have dressed like a man, but that didn't stop her from falling for Wild Bill.

Body Paint by Rebecca Ryland

A comical collision of genders touts the wins and weaknesses in the LGBTQ+ movement underpinned by politics.

The Big Oh by Barry Stambaugh

When Bob comes out to Hank as a cross-dresser, Hank's reaction surprises them both.

Soul Love by Fae Wilde

The prayers of a mother with a transexual child stirs something long repressed in a Catholic priest.

Non-binary Bylli by Greg Younger

Bylli doesn't want to be judged, just to get a ride on the carousel.

When Che Guevara and Maximilien Robespierre are reincarnated as cats, they work to convince their owner it's time to overthrow the government.

Steve Palmer

In the period between acts, a stage hand gets the spotlight for a change.

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Rebecca Ryland

Clancy, Montana

Rebecca holds an MFA in Acting/Directing and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She has performed in Equity theatre and directed professionally for the past 30 years. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway, at colleges & universities and at community theatres across the U.S. and Canada. She is the owner of Heartland Plays, Inc. and the founder of ETC.

Greg Younger

Helena, Montana

Greg Younger is a published playwright and author. His plays have been produced in Seattle, New York City, Phoenix, AZ and points between. He is also an actor who has played regionally and on Broadway, and has appeared in film and television.

Ross Peter Nelson

Helena, Montana

Ross has authored several plays, award-winning short fiction, and two books on computer technology. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and his plays have been performed across the US and on three continents. Becoming Number Six, his dark comedy about internet surveillance, premiered in New Orleans in 2016. In 2017 he served as playwright-in-residence at Can Serrat, Spain.

Barry Stambaugh

Helena, Montana

Barry moved to Helena in 2014 from Austin, Texas with his wife Vicki, who’s from Butte. Barry has acted in 3 Grandstreet plays (Our Town, Mothers and Sons, Peter & The Starcatcher), 3 plays under the direction of Terri Atwood, and in Ross Peter Nelson’s Colter’s Hell. Barry’s work has appeared in MT Short Cuts and produced his own song-and-dance number in the 5th LCNPF.

Steven Palmer

Helena, Montana

Steven Palmer is an actor, playwright, and ceramic artist. He has a degree in Art and Theatre from MSU. His works have been produced in Montana and Washington, and he has appeared as an actor in productions by Grand Street Theatre and Helena Theatre Company.

Allison Fradkin

Cascade, ID

Allison Fradkin (she/her) has a gay old time applying her Women's & Gender Studies education to the creation of satirically scintillating Sapphic stories. Scriptly speaking, her 10-minute plays have been presented as readings and productions nationwide, and her first full-length work, a lesbian-feminist musical tribute to The Golden Girls, will have its world premiere in 2021 with Queer Theatre Kalamazoo. In addition to playwriting, Allison delights in vintage shopping, volunteering, and tending to her thespian tendencies. 

Fae Wilde

Helena, MT

Fae Wilde is a trans woman, actress, and storyteller. She is excited to be a part of the Last
Chance New Play Festival once more, after having acted in it a few years ago. She is also
excited to share a personal story of grappling with who you are when you are both trans a
person of faith. She would like to thank her friends for supporting her and giving feedback on
this project. She would also like to thank Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars for the
inspiration and being one of the best albums of all time.

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