Drinkstorming |dringk-stôrm-ing|: A multi-hour brainstorming session that requires the presence of alcoholic beverages.
Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton first met in a dive bar where they performed stand-up comedy to three audience members. After years of sitting on bar stools and sharing ridiculous script ideas with each other, they formed Drinkstorm Studios. Drinkstorm’s current projects include The Hit, a short comedy film involving hitmen, mob bosses and pumpkin logs, and Magicland, an award-winning webseries set behind the scenes of an old school amusement park. They also write the Things That Make You Go Yuck! children’s science book series through Prufrock Press. Things That Make You Go Yuck! is a rogue’s gallery of some of nature’s roughest, meanest species. In Fall 2017, they will release a new book, Bizarre Space: A Kid’s Guide to Our Strange, Unusual Universe. Their books can be found in Barnes & Noble stores, Amazon, and other online bookstores.
Jenn and Charlie are also produced playwrights. Their comedy plays have been produced by ImprovBoston, the Take Ten Festival (NYC), the Snowdance Comedy Festival (Racine, WI), Theatre@First (Somerville, MA), Taboo Theatre (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Everyone’s Theater Company (Rochester NY), and the Springville Center of the Arts (Springville, NY). Their full-length comedy Mall in the Family was a finalist in the Reva Shiner Comedy Awards and a semi-finalist in the Road Less Traveled Productions (Buffalo, NY) national playwright fellowship.
Jenn Dlugos is an award-winning comedy writer and filmmaker. Her TV pitch Ladies on the Loose was one of five finalists in the first Lifetime Television Unscripted Development Pipeline at the New York Television Festival. Her comedy film Cat Scratch won awards at film festivals all over the country, including Best Comedy Film at the Boston Comedy Fest, and her sitcom pilot Thicker Than Water was a top-50 quarterfinalist in the 2015 Tracking Board Launch Pad contest and a semi-finalist in the 2014 Industry Insider TV Writing contest. Jenn co-edits the award-winning humor book series Mug of Woe, a series of true and embarrassing stories. She teaches screenwriting all over New England and runs the writing site The Script Scribe.
Charlie Hatton is a comedy writer who has served as staff writer for humor websites ZuG.com and Bugs & Cranks, among others. He reached the final round in NYC Midnight’s Short Screenplay and Micro Flash Fiction challenges, and has written and performed sketch comedy with several Boston-area groups. His writing has appeared in each of the six editions of Mug of Woe, an award-winning series of humor essay anthologies, and in Did You Read That Review?, an Amazon-selected collection of humorous product reviews.