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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 9 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 Seventeen  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 Ken 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
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 annette080353 @hotmail.com 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

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2015
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 August 2014
  • Please note your application is not a confirmation of acceptance.
    You will be notified by July 27, 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

 One Act Play Festival Circuit 2015

DANDENONG RANGES ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Friday 17 – Sunday 18 July
Hosted by Gemco Players Community Theatre
The Gem Theatre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

THE MOUNT PLAYERS 11th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July
The Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon

 ARARAT ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 August
Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Barkly St, Ararat

SOUTH GIPPSLAND 15th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August
Hosted by FAMDA (Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association)
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, 79 Main Street, Foster

ANGLESEA 24th ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August
Anglesea Community Hall Mc Millan Street Anglesea
Email: walkerchristine [@] gmail.com

KYNETON DAFFODIL & ARTS FESTIVAL of ONE ACT PLAYS
Friday 4 – Sunday 6 September
Bluestone Theatre, Hutton Street, Kyneton

MANSFIELD INAUGURAL ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2015
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September 2015
with new divisions for Monologues and Play Reading
Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, Mansfield Secondary College, View St., Mansfield

MONASH ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September
Hosted by Peridot Theatre
Peridot Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.,  Mt Waverley

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

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