South Gippsland One Act Play Festival

Saturday 8 August 2015
9:00am - 11:00pm

Location: Foster Arts Centre | Category: Play

Come for a play, stay for a day or pick and choose with a festival pass

Come for a play, stay for a day or pick and choose with a festival pass

Festival Schedule 2015

SESSION 1 – 7:30pm Friday 7 August

  • Leongatha Lyric Theatre – Skeletons in the Closet  by Michael Street| 25 | G | Drama
  • Dizzy Theatre Productions – God Goes to a Shrink  by Hugh O’Brien| 30 | PG | Comedy
  • Dramatic Pause Theatre – Pretence  by Hayley Lawson-Smith| 35 | PG | Comedy
  • Dizzy Theatre Productions – Provocateur | 40 | MA18+ | Black comedy – adult themes, violence

YOUTH FESTIVAL – 9:00am Saturday 8 August

  • Pop Culture Theatre – One Word Macbeth  by Dwayne Yancey | 30 | Classic
  • Tribes Theatre & Education – Cracking Up  by Chris Dickins| 20 | Comedy / drama
  • Koonwarra Village School – The Wash House Blues  by Liliane Grace| 25 | Light drama
  • Tribes Theatre & Education – Red Rubber Ball  by Chris Dickins| 20 | Comedy / drama
  • Tribes Theatre & Education – The Park  by Chris Dickins| 20 | Comic mime
  • Koonwarra Village School – Alien Fish  by Bradley Walton | 20 | Comedy
  • Tribes Theatre & Education – Vincent  by Chris Dickins | 25 | Physical theatre

SESSION 2 – 1:45pm Saturday 8 August

  • Sherbrooke Theatre Company – Over the Hill  by Alison Knight | 20 | PG | Comedy – adult themes
  • Bairnsdale Production Line – A Dog’s Life  by Pam Valentine | 35 | PG | Comedy
  • Peridot Theatre – The Portrait  by Horrie Leek | 15 | PG / M | Drama
  • Gemco Players – Mecca  by Sue Ashby | 25 | PG| Drama / romance – adult themes
  • Pop Culture Theatre – Birthin’ Baby  by Rich Orloff | 35 | M | Comedy / farce
  • Here There & Everywhere – The Event | 45 | MA18+ | Drama – violence, gun shots

 SESSION 3 – 7:30pm Saturday 8 August

  • Pop Culture Theatre – This Almost Joy  by Barbara Lindsay | 30 | M | Drama
  • Hartwell Players – Interviews with Loneliness  by Ann Wuehler | 20 | MA18+ | Drama
  • Here There & Everywhere – Table 17   by Phillip A. Mayer | 45 | M | Comedy
  • Dizzy Theatre Productions – Vectura | 30 | MA18+ | Absurdist – violence, language

SESSION 4 – 9:00am Sunday 9 August

  • Pop Culture Theatre – Yellow  by Steven Korber | 30 | M | Drama / comedy
  • MoArtz – A Cut in the Rates  by Alan Ayckbourn | 20 | PG | Drama
  • Gemco Players – Dancing with Ginger  by Kate Purdham | 45 | M | Drama
  • Warrandyte Theatre Company – A Special Occasion  by Suzy Wilds | 30 | PG | Drama
  • Adlib Ensemble – The Tell Tale Witness adapted by Donna Dowler | 35 | M | Drama

SESSION 5 – 1:30pm Sunday 9 August

  • Lady Scorpio Productions – text messages hurt more when you’re sitting at the airport | 20 | PG | Comedy
  • The Mount Players – The Killing of Edward Pope  by Russell Servis | 30 | PG | Murder mystery
  • FAMDA – Castaway  by Chris Dickins | 45 | PG | Drama
  • Warrandyte Theatre Company – Arctic Fevers | 40 | PG | Comedy
  • Adlib Ensemble – Kids  by John Morgan | 25 | M | Comedy

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

A one act play festival gives the chance for a friendly theatrical competition. You can see new plays, support your friends, meet new people and be thoroughly entertained.

It’s an exciting prospect when theatre companies from all over Victoria come together with the opportunity to showcase their talents to an audience not normally available to them and it’s also a marvellous chance for local people to see some wonderful theatrical talent close to home and without spending a fortune.

FAMDA hosts its fifteenth one-act play festival 7 – 9 August at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and you are invite to come and sample some (or all) of the amazing array of theatrical entertainment on offer.

GREAT FOOD – Dinner Menu

For the maximum convenience of playgoers FAMDA has organised in-house catering for the weekend.
You can buy soup and a roll from the hall kitchen for a quick, tasty, hot lunch each day.
Devonshire tea will be available throughout each day and supper will be served during set-up times on Saturday night.

To allow time for more socialising on Saturday evening, and to ensure that everyone is able to get their meal on time, FAMDA has arranged in-house catering at the Foster Arts Centre with dinner being served between 6:00 and 7:30.

Our talented and friendly catering team has created a barbecue style menu (with vegetarian options) at a nominal cost complete with salad and desserts.

Check out the Menu and please contact Annette Walker via [email protected] or  5682 2151 by Wednesday 5 August to indicate what would like to order so that the caterers will have some idea of how many of these tasty morsels they will need to prepare.
Foster vignerons, Graeme and Georgia Wilson of Windy Ridge Winery, will be on hand during dinner providing an interesting selection of local wines by the bottle or by the glass.  (no b.y.o. with dinner).

FESTIVAL ADMISSION PRICES

The Festival has 24 adult entries as well as 7 plays in the Saturday morning Youth Festival.
A Festival Pass costs just $25 and entitles you to see every play in the festival if you wish.
The Festival is divided into sessions, each with at least 4 plays. A session ticket costs $10.
The Youth Festival admission price is $5 for adults and children are free.
Tickets will be on sale at the door prior to each session and between the individual plays.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Accommodation in Foster

ADJUDICATOR 2015

Max Rackham

GREAT PRIZES

The generous prize money made possible by sponsorship from the Toora and Foster Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, has enticed several Melbourne theatre companies and others from the wider Gippsland area and other parts of Victoria to bring their plays to South Gippsland.

To encourage more youth participation, this year the South Gippsland Shire Council allocated $500 sponsorship, allowing us to increase both the number and the value of the awards in the Youth Section which will be held on Saturday morning.

Prizes 2015

  • Bruce Crowl Award – Most Outstanding Production  $1000 plus a trophy
  • Runner-up Most Outstanding Production   $200
  • Most Outstanding Director   $250 plus a trophy
  • Most Outstanding Male Actor   $250 plus a trophy
  • Most Outstanding Female Actor   $250 plus a trophy
  • Most Outstanding Support Actor (Male)   $100 plus a trophy
  • Most Outstanding Support Actor (Female)   $100 plus a trophy    
  • Design Award  $100 plus a trophy
  • Adjudicator’s Award   $100 plus a trophy
  • Playwright’s Award (Play by an Australian writer, first performed August 2014 – 2015)   $100

AND

  • The Shire of South Gippsland has provided $500 to encourage youth involvement in the Festival.
    This means there is an expanded prize pool and more prize categories in the Youth Section this year.

  • In addition the Victorian Drama League provides a $50 Encouragement Award

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