Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coming Soon

Salutations Loyal Readers,

The Midwinter Fling is nearly upon us, only 10 days away! I hope you're all planning to get your tickets soon. I want to remind you that the ticket price will go up on the 1st of January, so you had better hurry.

I wish you a warm and cheerful New Year,

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine
29th of December, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Holiday Greetings,

The poster has arrived for the Midwinter Fling! It is rather exciting for everything to be coming together so nicely!

Here is a complete list of all the festivities which will be occuring:

A Steampunk Writers Slam
Karma Lingo
Vauxhall Variety Players
Reading from the brand new play The Adventure of the Capercaillie Bridge
Thimblerig Moldavian Circus
A Steampunk Wedding

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Save the Date


The date for the Midwinter Fling is January the 8th from noon until eleven o'clock in the PM. I hope we will see you there! All the aforementioned activities will be delightful so I hope you will get your tickets soon.

Please visit the exciting page on Facebook (fantastic invention!) to learn more about the Midwinter Fling and to RSVP.

Sincerly Yours,

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine
21st of December, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Salutations on this cold day,

I hope you are all well. I have several exciting tidbits of information for you today about some more of our performers for the Midwinter Fling as well as a link to purchasing tickets.

Firstly, I would like to tell you about another splendid band who will be playing for us. You may have heard of them: Karma Lingo. Karma Lingo is an eclectic band who performs classic rock styled songs both of their own writing and reinterpretations of existing songs. All the performers play multiple instruments and have a strong base in acting. They are honored to have opened for the band Kansas at Atlanta's Centennial Park to an audience of 80,000 people!
Secondly, I am excited to say that Thimblerig, the inescapably amusing circus troupe from Moldavia, will also be joining us. They are known for their death defying feats of hilarity and their interesting cultural heritage. Composed of Molotov Itsacocktail, Kisska Youraska, and their silent compatriot Zoloft, they bring plenty of laughs and a surprising amount of thrills as well.

To get your tickets to the Midwinter Fling to enjoy these entertainers and more please go to this following page link:

Happy Holiday,

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

15th day of December, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More to Report


I hope you are all having a marvelous Season. I have been busy with preparations both from Christmas and our exciting lineup of Steampunk festivities, but sadly at this time of year I am missing my family most sincerely. I hope my brother will find some way to make contact with me shortly. I have great faith in him and know he will prevail.
It is nearly time for our Midwinter Fling and would like to inform you that we only have 10 slots left for our Steampunk Writer's Slam so you had best hurry and reserve your spot! You will have 7 minutes to present your best Steampunk poetry or prose to the audience and judges--but if you go over time you will be gonged off the stage. It's all very exciting!
Additionally, I have some information to report about one of the fabulous musical performers who will be joining us at the Fling. The Vauxhall Garden Variety Players are fantastic actors and a stringed sextet who specialize in modern reinterpretations of Victorian music. I must say, from experience they are quite extraordinary. They have performed at such prestigious venues as Anachrocon, SCAD, Frolicon, and will be returning to our own STEAMfest.
Don't forget to send in your plays for our contest!

Wish you well,
Caroline Francesca DeFontaine
9th of December, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I trust you are well. I have been helping my room mate prepare a meal for that celebration you call Thanksgiving. It is such a delightful holiday and I cannot wait to participate in all the festivities associated with this marvelous time of year.
On a business note, we will be extending our deadline for the play submissions, so if you thought you would not have time to send it in, now you do. So please send in your plays.
In other news, Midwinter Fling is fast approaching as the season progresses and I have just received news about the play which will be performed at STEAM Fest in April. The play is a steampunk mystery based upon the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle (favorites of mine) and a scene from this will be performed at the Midwinter Fling. You would hate to miss that, so you had best be there.
I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving Day.


Caroline Francesca DeFontaine
Eleventh day of November, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Greetings Friends,

I hope this message finds you well. I would just like to thank you all for sending in your plays for the contest. I'm sure they are all going to be marvelous! Also, there will be more information about the schedules of performances, workshops and other activities in STEAM Fest very soon. We are still ironing out details and we will let you know the final schedule soon.
My communicator has run out of power and so, I have finally decided to invest in one of those cellular phones. I thought I would have been woefully insufficient in the area of funds, but I find that gold coins go further than I thought. The cellular phone is not as difficult to operate as I first thought, but I find that when I have it in my pocket I often ring people when I do not intend to! Most frustrating.
Oh, I have something else of a personal matter to report: I have found a tiny dog in the woods behind my room mate's house. I have named her Electra and she is sleeping beside me now. Perhaps I ought to take her for a walk.
I wish you all well, and hope to see you soon at the Midwinter Fling.

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

10 November, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

4th day of November, 2010

Greetings Friends,

I hope you all are well. This week has been quite a busy one. We are hard at work on the upcoming Midwinter Fling (9th of January is fast approaching!) as well as eagerly accepting submissions to the playwriting contest for STEAM Fest. If you would like to enter, you can see the previous entry here which includes all the details.

My brother and I have been corresponding via our communicators, but sadly the voltaic battery in mine is almost dead. For all your outstanding advancements in this time, you have no way for me to charge it and your alkaline batteries do not fit the device. It was recommended that I get a telephone to replace the communicator and, though I would not be able to speak with my brother, I suppose I should try to operate one of these cellular phones. It is quite different from the telephones of my time, but the principles are fascinating and I'm sure I will be able to pick it up in no time. I also have recently discovered my inability to drive automobiles. I am skilled enough at maneuvering my airship, but attempting to drive on "highways" is beyond me. I fear I gave my room mate quite a scare, but all is well, and from now on she shall be the driver.

I must bid you farewell for the night, for I am busy at the moment dismantling a cellular phone in order to better understand its components. I much hurry and piece it together again before my room mate returns.

Good Evening,
Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

27th day of October, 2010

Salutations Faithful Readers,

Happily I can report to you that I have restored my communicator to working order and have contacted my brother. He was, understandably, concerned for my well-being, but was pleased to hear that I have met such wonderful people in this new time. He is avidly working on the time machine, but it seems that it will not be operational any time soon. He said that it was very fortunate I made it to 2010 unharmed, for there are a lot of “kinks” he has yet to work out of the machine. I told him that if only he were here, there would be ample technology, and many people knowledgeable about time machines, who could help him repair it.
However, I do have some very good news. I am delighted to tell you that this Saturday night, the 30th of October at 7:30 PM, the band Emerald Rose, a Celtic band with a flair for the mechanical, will be performing at the Academy Theatre. You can find tickets here: . Emerald Rose is quite a prestigious band in this area, I am told, so I am sure you will not want to miss this performance.
Additionally, Doctor Q will be holding his Mechanical Masquerade at the Academy Theatre on the 6th day of November at 7:00. There will be music, dancing, lectures, purveyors of steampunk goods, and steampunk revelry all around. You can learn more about the event as well as find out how to get tickets here:
I hope you will join the Academy Theatre at both of these events. I know they will be fantastic!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I do believe I need to figure out how to operate what my room mate calls a microwave. I am starving and all the icebox has to provide is a box of Chinese food. I do like this “Chinese food.”

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Writing Contest

19th of October, 2010
Greetings Friends,
I hope this correspondence finds you well. I have been very busy this week putting together more details of STEAM Fest and I am pleased to announce that there will be a writing contest which all of you may enter. You may submit ten-page plays that will then be produced as stage readings at STEAM Fest!

Now, I must briefly tell you of the rules:
Firstly, because STEAM Fest is a theatre festival celebrating the alternate history and inventive science fiction of steampunk in both literary and visual aspects we do ask that all works be related thematically in some way. Here are some helpful websites that can inspire you. I have been introduced to Wikipedia and found that it is a wonderful starting point for research: This page provides introductory information and an overview of how the genre of steampunk came to be. I found it most enlightening. Another page which can provide you with interesting links and hints is: . And finally here is a list of common steampunk themes that can help you get started on a brilliant plot:

Don’t be discouraged if you have never heard of or worked with the steampunk genre, it is so much fun to learn about and because it has such a vast array of sub-genres there’s something for everyone. If you have any questions regarding content please email

Each work must be no longer than 10 pages [not including the title page]. Anything longer will automatically be disqualified.

Entrant may send up to 3 works. Accompanying each work will be a Title page which includes the following information:

Title of Work

Full Name
Mailing Address
Email Address
Phone Number

Paragraph Synopsis

Please mail hardcopy manuscripts to:

Lainey Welsch
536 Partin Road
Cleveland, GA 30528

Electronic copies will not be accepted.
If sending more than one work, please use one envelope.

All scripts must be postmarked no later than December 1st, 2010. The winners will be announced by December15th and a staged reading of the winners will be performed April 9th-10th as part of The Academy Theatre's Third Annual STEAM Fest.

For any questions regarding the contest please email

I do hope you will enter because it will be every so much fun, and imagine, you will get to see your play performed onstage!
At the moment, I have little to report on my brother. Sadly, my communicator was broken when I arrived here, but I hope to have it fixed soon. I wonder if it will work across time? I should greatly love to share my adventures with Peter. I will have more to report to you next week, until then, I must go and continue my repairs on my communicator.

Congenially Yours,

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

PS-- Please join the Academy Theatre for the Performance of Emerald Rose on October 3oth!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Extraordinary Contraptions!

Please go check out a great steampunk band: The Extraordinary Contraptions! They are playing tonight at The Shelter with great UK group Bitter Ruin. Opening for them is our favorite Moldavian circus troupe Thimblerig!

Go HERE for more details!

Friday, October 15, 2010

In the Meantime...

While waiting for the fun theatrical hijinks that is STEAM Fest there are a lot of other great steampunk events happening around town! Currently going on at The Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville is a great show, Jekyll and Hyde by Jeffrey Sweet with great steampunk flairs to it. The acting is superb, the set and costume designs brilliant, and the action will keep you on the edge of your seat. Steampunk attire is welcome at the show! Runs through Halloween night! for more information!

Another great event is The Extraordinary Contraptions playing with Bitter Ruin at The Shelter next Tuesday October 19th! Go check out their page for details and come join us with some time traveling rockin' out! Please get your tickets sooner rather than later as space is limited!

November 6th The Artifice Club Presents, The Mechanical Masquerade at The Academy Theatre. Tickets are 15$ at the door and 10$ if properly masqueradedly attired! Lots of fun will be had! for more details!

Last but certainly not least is the AnachroCrawl: The First Annual AnachroCon Pub Crawl!! October 23rd!

First Entry in What Promises to be a "Web Log" Full of Thrilling Details

13th of October, 2010

My name is Caroline and I have been charged with the singular responsibility of reporting information about the Academy Theatre’s STEAM Fest which will take place April ninth and tenth of the coming year, as well as the Midwinter Fling on this coming January ninth. I have heard, and now believe, that both are simply the most anticipated events of the season and I do hope you will all attend.
I must, however, before I go on, tell you something about myself, for I feel that my experiences leading up to this “web log” entry are quite extraordinary. It was only a month ago that I arrived in this modern and industrious year. My brother and I had only just completed a time machine and we intended to travel into the future. However, on the test run, which by all accounts should not have worked, I was transported here alone. You must know that I was astounded and appreciative to see the reverence you “futures” have for my home time. God willing, my brother Peter will have the time machine up and running in time for STEAM Fest so that he too may join us there.
Oh, I must mention some of the exciting events that await you at the Midwinter Fling! The main event will be a Writing Slam which, I have recently learned, is an impromptu presentation of literary works of your own creation. There will be thirteen slots, and the time limit is seven minutes. In addition, there will be musicians playing in true 19th Century style, a short play, a dance troupe, a Steampunk costume contest, and many more diverting activities.
SteamFest is only six short months away, and the Midwinter Fling only three months away, so each week I will be updating you on information regarding the performances, presentations, and events of the Festival in hopes that you will join us.

With Devotion,

Caroline Francesca DeFontaine

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Important Update!

There has been an important change to the schedule Sunday June 20th. The line up affected is as follows:

11am Wonders of the Mind [Main Theatre]
11:30 Thimblerig [Main Theatre]
12pm Terminus Steam Meetup [Porch/Lobby]
Vauxhall Garden Variety Players [Porch/Lobby]
1pm The Game is Afoot: The Phantom Chippendale [Main Theatre]

Basically The Game is Afoot and Thimblerig have switched times. Please make note and come join us for coffee and a great time Sunday morning. The rest of the schedule for the day is the same. Thank you!


Please check times as some things have been shifted slightly! We don't want you to miss anything!

Also remember you can follow the link on this page and go ahead and order your tickets online! Passes are selling like hotcakes!

Comprehensive Schedule for STEAM Fest SATURDAY June 19th

8am Building opens for vendors/artists/staff


10am Festival opens!


11am Artist and Vendor's Room opens! [Dance Studio]

Writer's Discussion: H.G. Wells [Main Theatre]

11:30 Screening of Glass Fleet by Funimation [Classroom]

12pm Wonders of the Mind with Nick Compise [Main Theatre]

Vauxhall Garden Variety Players [Porch/Lobby]

Steampunk Makeup and Costuming Demonstration [Classroom]


1pm Games Afoot: The Phantom Chippendale [Main Theatre]


2pm The Complete Cant Primer Workshop [Classroom]

The Extraordinary Contraptions [Porch/Lobby]

2:30 Thimblerig! [Main Theatre]


3:30 Steampunk Literary Discussion [Classroom]

Nick of Time [Main Theatre]


4:30 Industriously Yours [Main Theatre]

5pm Thimblerig [Main Theatre]

5:30 Screening of Desert Punk by Funimation [Classroom]


6:30 Karma Lingo [Main Theatre]


7:30 Artist and Vendor's Room closes [Dance Studio]

8:30 The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates! [Main Theatre]

10:30 Notchyomama's Modern Project

11:00 Costume Contest


12:00 After party and the James Joyce Pub!

Comprehensive Schedule for STEAM Fest SUNDAY June 20th

9:00am Building opens for vendors and staff.

10am Festival opens! Artist and Vendor's Room open [Dance Studio]

10:30 Screening of Airgear by Funimation [Classroom]

Industriously Yours [Main Theatre]

11am Wonders of the Mind [Main Theatre]

11:30 Games Afoot:The Phantom Chippendale [Main Theatre]

12pm Terminus Steam Meetup [Porch/Lobby]

Vauxhall Garden Variety Players [Porch/Lobby]


1pm Thimblerig [Main Theatre]


2pm The Extraordinary Contraptions [Main Theatre]

2:30 The Complete Cant Primer Workshop [Classroom]

3pm Nick of Time [Main Theatre]

High Tea Workshop [Porch/Lobby]

3:30 Thimblerig![Main Theatre]

4pm Karma Lingo [Main Theatre]

4:30 Screening of Last Exile [Classroom]

5pm Dinner break!


6pm The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates [Main Theatre]

9:00 Notchyomama's Modern Project

Monday, June 7, 2010

Update and Information

Boy are we getting close! It's getting exciting as things are starting to fall into place! Wednesday June 9th 7-9 we are having a meeting with ALL volunteers for the festival to go over procedures and schedules and such. If you are interested in helping us out please let me know and I will get you in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator Patti Ward. Other than that we are putting the final touches on the plays that you will see, the acts, the schedules, and accomodations. We have talked to the Holiday Inn in Decatur and they say if we can gurantee ten rooms they can drop the price from $129 a night to $89 a night. This includes a shuttle to an from the hotel to the theatre. If you have a two day pass and don't want to travel please let us know so we can set that up! Also we will be out and about at the Art-B-Que June 12th talking up STEAM Fest. It is a great event full of good music and art. Feel like dressing up in your finery and coming out? Please come find us! Our complete list of vendors will be up soon! Thanks, and tickets are still for sale online, get yours today!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Schedule of Events!

Without further ado I give you: the schedule of events--subject to some minor changes here or there. There will also be juggling and such fun things going on throughout the day outside of the building.

SATURDAY June 19th

8am Building opens for vendors/artists/staff

10am Festival opens!

11am Artist and Vendor's Room opens! [Dance Studio]

Writer's Discussion: H.G. Wells [Main Theatre]

11:30 Screening of Glass Fleet by Funimation [Classroom]

12pm Powers of the Mind with Nick Compise [Main Theatre]


1pm Games Afoot: The Phantom Chippendale [Main Theatre]


2pm Thimblerig! [Main Theatre]

2:30 The Complete Cant Primer Workshop [Classroom]

3pm Nick of Time [Main Theatre]

3:30 Steampunk Literary Discussion [Classroom]

4pm Jo Mama Dance Troupe [Main Theatre]

4:30 Industriously Yours [Main Theatre]

5pm Thimblerig [Main Theatre]

5:30 Screening of Desert Punk by Funimation [Classroom]


6:30 Karma Lingo [Main Theatre]


7:30 Artist and Vendor's Room closes [Dance Studio]

8pm The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates! [Main Theatre]

11:00 Costume Contest


12:00 After party and the James Joyce Pub!

SUNDAY June 20th

10am Festival opens! Artist and Vendor's Room open [Dance Studio]

10:30 Screening of Airgear by Funimation [Classroom]

11am Industriously Yours [Main Theatre]

Vauxhall Garden Variety Players [Porch/Lobby]


12pm Terminus Steam Meetup [Porch/Lobby]


1pm Games Afoot [Main Theatre]

1:30 Thimblerig [Main Theatre]


2:30 The Complete Cant Primer Workshop [Classroom]

3pm Nick of Time [Main Theatre]

High Tea Workshop [Porch/Lobby]

3:30 Thimblerig![Main Theatre]

4pm Karma Lingo [Main Theatre]

4:30 Screening of Last Exile [Classroom]

5pm Dinner break!

5:30 Artist and Vendor Room Closes [Dance Studio]

6pm The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates [Main Theatre]

8:30 Closing ceremonies! Head to the James Joyce!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Workshop!

"The Complete Cant Primer"
or How to make oneself understandable to thieves, tinkers, boxers, and other disreputable persons.

This workshop will teach the participant how to make light conversation with the lower orders of mankind, and includes hands-on lessons in Thieves Cant (circa nineteenth-century), with an emphasis in Cockney (rhyming slang and back-slang), and including Romany and boxing dialects. The participant will receive elocution lessons in the Cockney accentand proper Cockney pronunciation, work with particularly useful expressions concerning activities involving the police force as well as practices of slightly questionable morality, and will commence with a lively dialog of useful, everyday phrases and translations, such as: "One of the Fancy put the down on me with the copper 'bout the dumps what I Fawney-dropped last week," or "I say, I believe one of my fellow sportsmen may have informed the police of an incident in which I may have sold an item that was not originally mine, for more than its exact market value." Etc...

This workshop does not require any extra materials or preparation other than a willingness to learn, a good ear, and a certain penchant for mischief. Will available both Saturday and Sunday, times to be determined!

It is also kid-friendly.

No Jacks, Toffs, or Swells need apply. Irish welcome.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meeting has Moved!

Our meeting which was supposed to be this evening has moved to next Thursday May 27th from 7-9. Please help spread the word! We need volunteers, and if you are interested we really would like to meet you.

Alternatively you can send me an email and I will get you on the volunteer list!


Powers of the Mind!

Modern Day Mentalist Nick Compise brings Sherlock Holmes into the modern age with this show of observation and suggestion!

Witness the amazing Power of the Mind as Nick brings his audience on an amazing journey!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pre-Order Price Ends Soon!


Just wanted you to know that you only have two weeks left to order your tickets at the nifty pre-order price! After that they will go up to 20$ for a one day and 35$ for a two day pass!

Go to Brown Paper Tickets to get yours today!

Also sponsorship packages are available. If you have a business and you want some good advertising while supporting the arts please contact us at 404-474-8332

And lastly Wednesday May 19th we are having a big global thermonuclear meeting of doom (as my boss likes to call it!) about STEAM Fest. We will be meeting with Entertainers, Vendors, and anyone interested in volunteering. If you are one of those people please come--it will be from 6-9pm at The Academy Theatre. We will be talking about setup for the festival, shifts for volunteers and solidifying our performance schedule!

Monday, May 3, 2010


The Academy Theatre and the Atlanta STEAMFest will be holding auditions for both
a full length and two 10 minute plays for the 2010 ATLSTEAMFest Monday May 10 at
7 P.M.

The only compensation for this is passes to the festival, but that will be
pretty spivvy and would otherwise cost $35.

We seek 13 actors, most in their 20s & 30s with 2 older roles. We're looking for
both men and women.

Should be capable of a variety of English Isle accents and enjoy dressing in
Steampunkish Pirate Costumes.

Have a 1 minute monologue, be prepared to cold read.

Bring headshot and Resume with you.

Audition appointments accepted but not required.

The Academy Theatre is located at 119 Center St.
Avondale Estates 30002
academytheatre30002 at yahoo dot com

Thursday, April 29, 2010

STEAM Fest at AnachroCon!


We are gearing up for a great time at AnachroCon this weekend! There will be lots of great workshops, panels, vendors and more! Come visit and get your passes this weekend! We have limited space!

Also want to let you know that we have a new band to our line up! Check them out!

Karma Lingo!
(Click on the picture for details!)

"Veterans of the Atlanta music scene since 1995, Karma Lingo specializes in what we call the "New Classic Rock," characterized by driving, direct songwriting, economical and inventive instrumental arrangements, and elaborate vocal harmonies. Four men and three women, everybody plays, everybody sings, and everybody writes. Our songs are contemporary with current, relevant lyrics, but we play rock and roll like it hasn't been played in 2-3 decades, featuring a big sound, melodies you can actually sing, and a rare mix of subtlety and aggression, dynamics and drama, all delivered with emotion, imagination, and total commitment."

You might recognize some of them from the local Renaissance Faire as members of The Lost Boys and Three Quarter Ale. They will be playing both Saturday and Sunday!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Online Tickets!

Good News!!!

We now have tickets available online for purchase!

Please go HERE! I would suggest getting your tickets as soon as possible. We are a small venue and have limited space!

Also if anyone is participating in the Steampunk at the Park Picnic at Piedmont Park Ms. Ophelia Crane will be reading a few scenes from The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates which will be performed as a formal staged reading at STEAM Fest this summer. If you would like a sneak peak at all the airship pirate action come join us this Saturday at 2pm by the bandstand at Piedmont Park!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New To the Line up!

Yesterday we had the Rail Arts District Tour in Avondale Estates. I had a lovely time meeting and talking with artists and patrons alike spreading the word about STEAM Fest and the ideas of steampunk itself. Captain Bill of The Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Company was there with all manner of armaments necessary for in self respectin' [or not] airship pirate! If you missed him at the arts tour have no fear for he and his compatriots will return for STEAM Fest!

Also added to our line up is Sketch MacQuinor and his creation The Game is Afoot: Renowned consulting detective Grimpen Meyer and his associate Dr. Basil Rosemarythyme are on the case, protecting their nation of Albion from the ne'erdowells and napoleons of crime that would seek to upset and hoodwink its citizens. It's a steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show unlike any other steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show you've ever seen.

I think it is going to be a smashing good time! There will be two episodes played throughout the two days of the festival so if you want to know the ending you better stick around!

And last but not least I present Thimblerig Circus! Some of you might recognize them from last year's festival and they will be back again!

I, Ophelia Crane, will also be reading an excerpt from The True History of Henry Rayne and The Airship Pirates at the Crossroads Writer's Conference as part of Dr. Amazing's Traveling Steampunk Literature Show which will be on Saturday at 4:30 in the Newton Chapel at Macon's campus of Georgia College and State University. This part of the conference is free to the public, and will feature several great steampunk authors and playwrights. If you ever had a question about what steampunk literature is, come and we will give you a taste!

That's all for now, enjoy the snow!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We finally have our winners for our STEAM Fest 10 Minute Play Contest! These two pieces will be performed alongside The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates during the weekend of the festival.

In no particular order:

Industriously Yours
By Miss Camille Alexa

In hopes their daughter will forget her Attachment to Rupert, a young man of dubious Social Standing, Cecile's parents have sent her for an extended stay of no certain duration to the Sisters of the Blessed Cog in a remote mountain abbey. Cecile, decidedly sick of mountain air, yodeling goatherds, and Rupert's absence writes in turn various relations and acquaintances requesting materials for a very secret project. Soon Gretna Green and Rupert are just a few stitches, some begging, and some well-timed blackmail away.

Nick of Time
By Mister Drew Davis

In 1880's London, part of the Spanish colony Ingleterra, investigator Don Raul de la Alvarez uncovers a mystery in the amazing inventions of Lord Nicholas Tempson that may impact the past, present, and future.

As of right now we do not know wether we will be able to fully stage these pieces or if they will be costumed formal staged readings as well. We will post details as we receive them. We want to thank everyone who entered, it was a tough choice, and we look forward to next year's contest!