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This is a friendly competition to raise funds, celebrate Halloween, and creatively challenge the community. Anyone and everyone are welcome and encouraged to participate.


Each participant can read from the work of Poe off of Project Gutenberg, from which they can create anything they’d like that is inspired by that chapter. It’s like a themed open mic! 

Links to Poe's work:

Examples include, but are not limited to: recreating a scene, performing a monologue, doing a reading, designing a set, creating a costume, a make-up design, creating a piece of art, writing an original work inspired by the chapter, performing an interpretive dance, designing a store-front, floral design, etc. 


Each piece should be documented by video and submitted to CPAC no later than Wednesday, October 23rd. Each submission will be shared to the CPAC audiences October 24th-Nov 9th.  Votes will be tallied and winners announced on November 10th at the final performance of The Twisted Tales of Poe Radio Play.


All submissions will be shared via social media, and the audience will “vote” on their favorite piece by making a donation to CPAC. The piece with the highest donation total will win bragging rights and a goody basket from local artisans and business.


How to Participate:

  • Email to sign up

  • Read the story and decide what you will create

  • Spend now through October 24rd creating your project; documenting it along the way

  • Digital recording due via google drive, email, or dropbox by Oct 20th

  • Those that can be displayed, should be dropped off October 23rd to the theatre for display.

  • Share the link to your entry video with your family and friends!

  • October 24th-Nov 9th encourage friends and family to “vote”

  • Donation/votes will be tallied November 9th.

  • Winners to be  announced on November 10th at the Final Performance of The Twisted Tales of Poe Radio play.




  • Video Submission: Each participant must state their name and entry number, with an explanation of their interpretation as an intro to their submission, and if the piece is a work of art, should include photos of the process. 

  • Examples: a full video of your scene/monologue, time lapse of your work with the final product at the end, photo journal of the creation process, ending with the final product.

  • All entries must be original, and created by the entrant 

  • If using any music or work that is not your own in your submission, please be sure to use those from the public domain or royalty free.

  • If a submission has cursing, could be a trigger or is gory, a warning should be expressed at the beginning of the video, so viewers can opt out of viewing with enough time. Nudity is not permitted.


  • By submitting your video/Art/Creation, you are giving CPAC the permission to share your work via their online platforms.

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