One Act Play Festival 2017

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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 seventeenth one-act play festival 19 & 20 August at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and you are invited to come and sample some (or all) of the amazing array of theatrical entertainment on offer.

GREAT FOOD
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.
In-house catering for dinner on Saturday provides promptly served meals, tasty and value for money along with camaraderie.

FESTIVAL ADMISSION PRICES
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 3 plays. A session ticket costs $10.
The Young Players 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.

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FESTIVAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2017
We follow the general guidelines suggested by the Victorian Drama League.

  • Running Time: Minimum – 15 minutes,  Maximum – 45 – 55 minutes per production
    Youth entries may be shorter (10 – 20 minutes) – Maximum length: 30 minutes
  • Minimum number of characters per play: 2
  • “Bump in” time: 10 minutes, “bump out” time: 5 minutes
  • Royalties to be paid by the participant(s)
  • Script to accompany each entry:  Two hard copies of the script by post
    OR 1 hard copy by post and 1 emailed copy 
  • Information about cast, play & company to be sent with the entry form for inclusion in the program
  • Entry fees: Adult plays: $50  Youth plays: $20
  • Companies are permitted to enter more than one play but the committee reserves the right to limit the number of plays if necessary.
  • Use a separate form for each entry.
  • Youth is defined as: under 19 years of age as of the first day of the festival
  • Playwright’s prize is for a play: By an Australian resident
    and first performed in 2017
  • Closing date for entries is Monday 17 July 2017
  • Please note your application is not a confirmation of acceptance.
    You will be notified by July 28 if your play has been included in the festival program.
    Your entry fee will be refunded in the event that your play is not scheduled in the festival

GREAT PRIZES 2017
Thanks to Toora & District Community Bank® Branch, Foster Branch and Welshpool agency Bendigo Bank
17th SOUTH GIPPSLAND ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Bruce Crowl Award – Most Outstanding Production   $1000 plus a trophy
Runner-up Most Outstanding Production
  $200
Most Outstanding Director
  $200 plus a trophy
Most Outstanding Male Actor
  $200 plus a trophy
Most Outstanding Female Actor
  $200 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
(Australian writer, first performed 2017)   $100

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

YOUNG PLAYERS FESTIVAL Saturday morning 19 August
Most Outstanding Production 
$100 plus a trophy
Outstanding Achievement
5 x awards @ $50 each
Adjudicator’s Choice Award
  $50

In addition all young participants receive a certificate and a young player’s festival pass.

Inquiries: Jennifer Paragreen – sgas @ dcsi.net.au, 5682 2077, 0418 342 445
P O Box 187, Foster 3960   www.famda.org.au

 

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One Act Play Festivals for 2017

THE MOUNT PLAYERS 14th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July

The Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon

DANDENONG RANGES ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July
Hosted by Gemco Players
The Gem Theatre 19 Kilvington Drive Emerald

ARARAT ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August
Gorrin House, 27 Albert Street, Ararat

MANSFIELD FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 August

Kammy Cordner Hunt, kammycordner123@dodo.com.au   0409 799 795
www.artsmansfield.com.au  

BENDIGO BANK SOUTH GIPPSLAND 17th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August
Hosted by FAMDA (Foster Arts Music & Drama Association)
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, 79 Main Street, Foster

ANGLESEA 24th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August
Anglesea Community Hall McMillan Street Anglesea
Email: walkerchristine [@] gmail.com

KYNETON 61st FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September
Bluestone Theatre, 28 Hutton Street, Kyneton

SEYMOUR PERFORMERS WORKSHOP ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September
Seymour Community Arts Centre, Anglesey Street, Seymour
Brett Harvey info@spworkshop.org.au  www.spworkshop.org.au

MONASH ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September
Hosted by Peridot Theatre
Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.,  Mt Waverley

DELORAINE FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October

Deloraine Little Theatre, Meander Valley Rd, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304

For further details of one act play festivals, entry closing dates etc. visit www.theatrecraft.org.au

 

Young Players Festival

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FOSTER ARTS MUSIC & DRAMA ASSOCIATION

invites YOUNG ACTORS to play their part in the

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Youth stageFestival entries close 17 July 2017

Generous sponsorship from the Toora and Foster Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, enables FAMDA to offer remarkable prize money and awards.

YOUNG PLAYERS FESTIVAL AWARDS
* Most Outstanding Production   $100 plus a trophy
* Outstanding Achievement Awards   $50 x 5 awards
* Adjudicator’s Award   $50

FESTIVAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2017
We follow the general guidelines suggested by the Victorian Drama League.

  • Running Time: Minimum – 15 minutes,  Maximum – 45-55 minutes per production
    Youth entries may be shorter – Maximum length: 30 minutes
  • Minimum number of characters per play: 2
  • “Bump in” time: 10 minutes, “bump out” time: 5 minutes
  • Royalties to be paid by the participant(s)
  • Script to accompany each entry:  Two hard copies of the script by post
    OR 1 hard copy by post and 1 emailed copy 
  • Information about cast, play & company to be sent with the entry from for inclusion in the program
  • Entry fees: Adult plays: $50  Youth plays: $20
  • Companies are permitted to enter more than one play but the committee reserves the right to limit the number of plays if necessary
  • Youth is defined as: under 19 years of age as of the first day of the festival
  • Playwright’s prize is for a play: By an Australian resident
    and first performed no earlier than 1 January 2017

Download Young Players Festival Entry Form
SG OAPF YOUTH Entry Form 2017    (Word)     
SG OAPF YOUTH Entry Form 2017   (PDF)

For details, information, ideas & application form
contact:  famda@dcsi.net.au or 5682 2077

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FAMDA Play Entries

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Exciting times!

FAMDA will have two of its own entries in this year’s festival, adding local interest to the thrilling line up of plays coming in from across Victoria.

Bus Stop’ tells the tale of a chance encounter of two men at a bus stop.

The Wylah Valley Book Club’ features seven members of a book club who find they have something in common.

Watch out for scheduling details.

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A one act play festival gives the chance for a friendly theatrical competition.

A festival is exciting when theatre companies from all over the state come together to showcase their talents to an audience not normally available to them and it makes a marvellous chance for local people to see some wonderful theatrical talent close to home and without spending a fortune.

FAMDA will be hosting its seventeenth Bendigo Bank South Gippsland One Act Play Festival in Foster on the weekend of 18 and 19 August.

Theatre companies and youth groups are already submitting their entries for this amazing theatrical event and FAMDA will now be represented as well.

Put August 19 & 20 in your diary now!

 

. . . You’re Perfect . . .

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FAMDA’s will stage the musical comedy revue, ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ ,
13 – 28 April 2018.

At least four singer / actors are required to play the 56 characters contained in the show’s clever script.

Those wanting to obtain more information about the project should contact Tania Pell on 0427 832 303 or Laura Gibb on 0477 525 890 to notify them of your interest.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ celebrates the agonies and triumphs of the mating game, from dating and finding love to marriage and in-laws.
It requires talented singer / actors to play multiple roles.
Characters include soppy parents, quarrelling lovers, egotistical one-night stands and senior romantics.

The show was originally cast with four cast members (2 men; 2 women) between the aged 25-35 who created the show’s 56 different characters.
The actors need to be versatile and have strong comic timing.
All must be capable of singing both strong solos and close harmonies.
It is not a dance intensive show; there is only a couple of choreographed numbers/sequences.
The main challenge for actors will be to create a variety of comedic characters.

Roles are available for performers aged 18 and up.
WOMAN 1: Female – can play 20s to early 30s.  Soprano
WOMAN 2: Female – can play late 20s to early 40s.  Alto
MAN 1: Male – can play 20s to late 30s. Baritone-Tenor
MAN 2: Male – can play late 20s to early 40s. Baritone
We may increase the cast to six (even up to 4 men and 4 women) which would allow us to expand the character age range accordingly.