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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.
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.
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
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
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
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