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The Auction Play - Choose (or rather Bid) Your Own Adventure

In October and November, Emigrant Theater commissioned playwrights Trista Baldwin, Kimberly Burke, Matthew Everett, Christina Ham, Jordan Harrison, David Mann, Allison Moore, Dominic Orlando, Victoria Stewart and Sheri Wilner to pick a slot in the pyramid structure of scenes.

With a first scene adapted from Moliere's "The Forced Marriage," the play then branched out in two possible directions. There were no rules, no boundaries, no specifications. Each of those options in turn branched off into two more options and so on until each playwright had contributed three scenes, for a total of 30 scenes and sixteen possible plot strands, all based off of the same beginning point.

On the night of the Play Date, December 3, 2005, the audience bid on which scene option they would like to see next, culminating in two playwrights being teamed up on the spot to write the final scene.

© Matthew A Everett