2018 Play Contest Winners


Congratulations to the Redwood Writers
2018 Play Contest Winners!

The six winning plays will be presented by Off the Page Readers Theater.
Attend performances on following dates:

March 22 and 23
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
7:30 p.m.
(tickets sales open at 7 p.m.)

March 24
Abacus in Sebastopol
3 p.m.
(tickets sales open at 2:30 p.m.)

March 31
Church of the Oaks in Cotati
3 p.m.
(tickets sales open at 2:30 p.m.)

Tickets Prices:
$15 general
$10 students

Click here to purchase tickets.
Arrive early to buy tickets.
Limited seating.

Samantha Alban

Samantha Alban

Millennial Support

Laura McHale Holland-

Laura McHale Holland


Samantha Alban received degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University. She is author of contemporary fantasy and romance novels; three titles to be released this year with Foster Embry Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, and Entangled Publishing. She currently resides in Sonoma County with her family, two cats, and four dogs and considers herself lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Laura McHale Holland loved the musicality of language as a child and could routinely recall conversations verbatim. She lost that ability long ago, but her rapture at capturing an arresting turn of phrase remains. She has two published works and writes stories, long, short, true and untrue in multiple genres. She’s working on a novel inspired by folklore and magical realism. Join her readers group and grab a free ebook at lauramchaleholland.com

Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick


Harry Reid

Harry Reid

Something Like Therapy

PAUL MCCORMICK’s plays have seen a number of productions. Waiting for To Go was selected for the 2018 Fusion Theater Short Works Festival. The Windsor Con was a winner in the 2016 British Theater Challenge. Being Frank was performed at the 2016 New Voices on the Vine Play Festival and Plan B at the 2015 Ohlone College Playwright Festival. Paul’s interest in playwriting follows a thirty-five year career in the medtech industry.

Harry Reid, long time contributor to Redwood Writers anthologies, is author of over ten published novels, lyrics for an opera, and a dozen produced plays. Harry is an architect with degree from MIT and MA in Anthropology and History from SSU. His Ethos in 19th Century Alaska: Cross-Currents of American and Tlingit Cultures, can be found in major university libraries. Website: hbreid.com

Jean Wong pix

Jean Wong

From Mom to Eternity

Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim

Salsa Dancing

Jean Wong, author of Sleeping with the Godsand Hurtling Jade, and Other Tales of Personal Folly, is an award-winning poet, fiction, and memoir writer. Her work has been produced by the Petaluma Reader’s Theater, Sixth Street Playhouse, Off the Page Readers Theater, and Lucky Penny Productions. Jean writes from the bottom of a well, always amazed to look up and see the sky.

Natasha Yim is children’s author, freelance writer, playwright and editor. Her 10-minute plays have been produced by 6th Street Theater, Pegasus Theatre in Guerneville, Petaluma Radio Players, Petaluma Readers’ Theater, Mendocino Community College, as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and internationally in Sydney, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, and Auckland. Her plays have been twice awarded “Audience Favorite.”



Malena Eljumaily

Malena Eljumaily currently serves on the Redwood Writers Board of Directors as treasurer after having been the chapter's secterary. As well, she is chair of RW workshops. Malena's play, "Special Delivery," has been produced twice and has been elected Audience Favorite both times. Malena lives in Santa Rosa.



Hilary Moore is an actor, a director, a poet, and a founding member of Off the Page Readers Theater. Hilary started her theatrical antics as a toddler, singing commercials to whomever would listen, followed by a childhood full of "let’s pretend." Her adult roles include many as an improv actor, and onstage with West County's River Players, Redding's Riverfront Playhouse, and Port Townsend's Bare Boards.



Linda Loveland Reid is past president of Redwood Writers and a Jack London Award recipient. Linda has directed theater in Sonoma and Marin counties for more than 30 years. She is author of two novels, a figurative oil painter, and an art history instructor at Sonoma State University and Dominican University's Osher Lifelong Learning program.


Linda Reid and Malena Eljumaily both serve as co-chairs for this contest.

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