5th Annual Play Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the
Redwood Writers 2015 Play Contest! 

2015 Redwood Writers Play Contest winners, from left: Gil Mansergh, Malena Eljumaily, Lynn Millar and Maureen Studer. Not pictured: Seth Freeman, Scott Lummer and Wilma Chandler.

The winning plays will be given full production at the 6th Street Playhouse during the Redwood Writers Play Festival, running two weeks from May 22 to June 7, 2015.


“The Call”

by Malena Eljunmaily

Eljumaily Malena

Malena Eljumaily

Malena Eljunmaily loves to read mysteries and write plays. Her short play “Special Delivery” won the Audience Choice award a the 2012 Redwood Writers Play Festival, and it has been produced several times since. Destrier Books published “Special Delivery” in December 2014. 

“The Last to Go”

by Seth Freeman

Seth Freeman

Seth Freeman

Seth Freeman writes for print, screen, television and stage. Thirty of his plays, varying in length, have been presented and received awards at more than 90 theaters and festivals around the world. He also contributes his time to international and community organizations involving education, health care, women’s empowerment and human rights.

“Love Her Madly”

by Scott Lummer

Scott Lummer

Scott Lummer

Scott Lummer has written 12 short- and two full-length plays. “Starbucks on Broadway” was a winner at the Redwood Writers Play Festival and the Pegasus Tapas Festival. “The Saint” was a winner at the Mendocino College Festival, and “The Wanderer” was a semi-finalist at Minnesota Shorts.  Find more information about Lummer’s writing at ScottLummer.com

“Felix the Cat and the Real Estate Guy”

by Gilbert Mansergh

Gill Mansergh

Gill Mansergh

Gilbert Mansergh is a Jack London Award winner and past president of Redwood Writers. In addition to this winning play, Mansergh is the author of more than 60 nonfiction books and a trilogy of historical novels incorporating family stories. His syndicated movie columns “Cinema Toast and Screenings” appear in many local newspapers. Mansergh is also the host/producer of the “Word By Word: Conversations With Writers” radio show on Sonoma County’s NPR station, KRCB-FM.

“Crossed Connections”

by Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar writes what strikes her fancy, from poems, stories, non-fiction and novels (in progress). The past several years, she has focused on playwriting. Previously, Millar had a play produced in the 2013 Redwood Writers Play Festival.


by Maureen Studer

Maureen Studer

Maureen Studer

Maureen Studer has devoted more than three decades to the theater as a performer, director, producer, teacher, and most recently, as a writer. She earned her bachelor’s from University of Riverside, and her master’s from San Francisco State. her 10-minute plays have been produced at the San Francisco Fringe, and in 2011, at the Redwood Writers Play Festival. her full-length play “Identity Theft” received a reading at 6th Street Playhouse where she teaches playwriting classes.


“Nothing, Thanks”

by Wilma Marcus Chandler

Wilma Chandler

Wilma Chandler

Wilma Marcus Chandler is a director, poet, playwright and theatre teacher in the Monterey Bay Area. She has taught dance and theatre arts at University of Iowa and UC Santa Cruz, and for many years, she has chaired the theatre department at Cabrillo College, Aptos. She has been artistic director of the Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre’s well-known “8 [email protected] 8” 10-minute play festival for more than 20 years. Her books on stage combat, directing and scene study are published by Smith & Kraus Theater Books. 

Did you miss your chance to enter this writing contest? 
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