Death and the Psychiatrist, a one act comedy by Calgary playwright James Hutchison, is a finalist in the 2015 Arts Club of Washington One Act Play Competition.
Death and the Psychiatrist is the story of Mortimer Graves who shows up at Psychiatrist Dr. Donna Thompson’s office claiming to be the Grim Reaper. Although Mortimer says he is there to escort Dr. Thompson to the other side Dr. Thompson, believing Mortimer to be under the delusion that he is death, convinces him that he should go into therapy. With the Doctor’s help Mortimer confronts his emotional issues and Doctor Thompson, with Mortimer’s help, re-evaluates her life priorities.
The finalists are:
- Death and the Psychiatrist by James Hutchison
- Waiting for Geoffrey by Jake Teeny
- Big Crush by David McInerny
- Rubbas by Steve Karp
- The Shooting Gallery by Kat Meads
The winning playwright and script will be announced at the President’s Dinner on December 19th.
The Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in Washington DC for nearly a century. Gatherings for members, exhibits and performances for the public, and a range of private events are held in the club’s historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. The Arts Club of Washington One Act Play Competition is an annual, international new plays competition organized by the Club’s Drama Committee. www.artsclubofwashington.org
James Hutchison is a Calgary playwright specializing in comedy, romance, and mystery and is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Alberta Playwrights Network and Theatre Alberta. You can follow James on Twitter @lifeisanact or visit his web site at www.jameshutchison.ca where he blogs about writing, marketing, and theatre.