Presenting the three finalist plays of the Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition. The Competition offers a unique opportunity for the winning playwrights to see their work performed on stage at the One-Act Play Festival, as part of the Noosa Longweekend Festival (ten days of culture). It attracts over 80 entries from playwrights throughout Australia, and many other countries, vying for the $6,000 prize pool.
Scripts are judged anonymously by a professional panel of three industry experts.
During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the 'Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award'.
Presentations of Awards take place after the final performance.
The three plays are:
By Debra Chalmers, Qld
SYNOPSIS: Upon receiving the news that her dear brother Victor has passed, Dotty, a woman of advancing years, now finds herself the owner of the family business.A business that her daughters want to offload before they all end up in the headlines of the local paper!
Director: Tania Nash
Cast: Yvie Somerville, Tracey Simpson, Jannine Ritchie, Julia Verburgt, Wayne Neuendorf, Loretta Kung, and Callum Hamacek
Needle in the Haystack
By Damon Lockwood, WA
SYNOPSIS: In September 2009, in Ohio, America, a man was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.After two hours and eighteen failed attempts to find a vein and insert the needle, the execution did not go according to plan.
This play is inspired by those events.
Director: Paul Ritchie
Cast: Frank Wilkie and Steve Mitchell
By Ian Robinson, Victoria
GENRE: A farce to make you sad
SYNOPSIS: A Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka arrives at Christmas Island and is interviewed by an Immigration officer who dashes his hopes of settlement in Australia and sends him to Manus Island where he is driven mad by the hopeless of the situation.There is an apparent kidnapping which has dire consequences.
Director: Melanie Myers
Cast: Shaun Bennett and Mohammed Shamim
38th Annual One-Act Play Festival
Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Cut-price preview JULY 2 all tickets $22
Evenings: JULY 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16*, 17* at 7:30pm
Matinees: JULY 5, 12, 18* at 2pm
Adults $31 | Concessions $27 | Member/Group $25 | Child (U17) $22
*Noosa Longweekend Festival performances, all tickets $32
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