Play Contest Winners 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of
the 2016 Play Contest!

Below, read about the winning playwrights.
The plays will be given full production at 6th Street Playhouse in May 2016 during the annual play festival.

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AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Rod McFadden’s plays have been performed by independent theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada and have received numerous awards. “Counting on Love” was a 2012 Heideman award finalist, and “One Monkey More or Less” is included in Smith and Kraus’ “Best 10-Minute Plays of 2015”. McFadden chairs the Board of Directors for the Playwrights Center of San Francisco.

Rod McFadden

“Dating Scene”

Rod McFadden

Rod McFadden


Jack Fender

“His Own Petard”

Jack Fender

Jack Fender was born in the front room of his grandmother’s house in Fulham, England, just a ten-minute walk to the River Thames. A former actor and theater entrepreneur in San Francisco, he now lives in Sonoma County. Fender spends his spare time writing short fiction as well as plays and was a winning playwright in the Redwood Writers 2013 Play Contest. Currently, he is working on his first novel.


Roger Lubeck, Ph.D. After a career in consulting and teaching, he is focused on writing, photography, and publishing. Lubeck’s published work includes articles, short stories, five novels, and two business books. As a publisher, he has released three anthologies by the Writing Journey and a memoir by Samuel Chandler. Lubeck’s novel, Overland: Stage to El Paso, will be released in 2016.

Roger Lubeck

“Lean and Hungry”

Roger Lubeck


Scott Lummer

“A Service Tail”

Scott Lummer

Scott Lummer

Scott Lummer is an award-winning playwright and in his own playful words, “a mediocre actor.” Two of his plays produced at 6th Street Playhouse have won previous Redwood Writer Contests: “Starbucks on Broadway” and his play voted Audience Favorite, “Love Her Madly.” Five of his plays have been produced: “Starbucks on Broadway” (6th Street Playhouse, Pegasus Theater, Parish Players in Vermont, and North Park Theater in San Diego), “The Saint” (Mendocino College), “Love Her Madly” (6th Street Playhouse), “Auction Day” (Mendocino College), and “Cherry” (Pegasus Theater). ScottLummer.com


Sunil Maulik is an artist, scientist, entrepreneur, writer and dilettante par excellence. He has published two works of non-fiction and numerous short stories on his blog, “Fact & Fiction: How To Tell The Difference.” His portraits have been exhibited in the Mission District. Currently, he is working on Silicon Noir, a collection of short stories exploring the seedier side of Silicon Valley.

Sunil Maulik

“The Art of the Deal”

Maulik Sunil

Maulik Sunil


Paul McCormick

“The Windsor Con”

Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick developed an interest in playwriting following a 35-year career in the med-tech industry. An introductory course at Studio-ACT and ongoing workshops have fueled a newfound passion. His 10-minute play, “PLAN B,” was produced at the 2015 Ohlone College Playwright Festival. A 1976 graduate of Northwestern University, McCormick and his wife, Dorothy, reside in San Francisco.


Jane Wilder has written short stories, poems, memoirs, short plays, and novels for most of her adult life. Several of her pieces have been published in small periodicals and anthologies. Currently, she is working on editing a novel and writing short stories. Now retired, she loves to read, write, travel, view movies, and write as much as she wants.

Jane Wilder

“The Art of War”

Jane Wilder

Jane Wilder