Season 29


Our Annual National Contest for the WORST 10-Minute Play.

Presented in association with


DrekFest is on a mission to expose bad writing for what it really is: damn funny. We are not out to make fun of writers or those who love them. We are asking good writers to intentionally write awful plays so that we may laugh at them.

We are ashamed to announce the four finalists for Drekfest 2013: four plays so bad that we weep for the future:

Murder Most Foul, and Heinous, and Foul
by Joseph Keefe

Mommy, Get Your Gun
by Jake Linquist (two-time Drekfest Grand Loser)

Brilliant Play by the Liberal Agenda for the Midwest, Which Will Appeal to Critics and Make A Shit-Ton of Money
by Kyle Martin

Fuck You, Janine: A Play Ruined by My Ex, Like Everything Else in My Life
by Peter Papachronopoulos

The finalists were chosen through a blind submission process by a panel of drunken Stage Left ensemble members. They will be performed as staged readings on

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 7:30pm

@ The ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont

A panel of judges will then rip the playwrights apart for blighting the world in this way. The audience in attendance will vote on the Grand Loser, who will be offered a sum of money to take the offending play and hide it away forever. This year’s distinguished panel of judges:

Kerry Reid (freelance critic for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader)
Eric Roach (Eric and Andy’s Reviews You Can Iews, and The Factory Theater)
Ele Matelan (local actor and reigning queen of the Chicago theater roast scene) 

For tickets, click the link below or call 773-883-8830