ARK Theatre is proud to announce an exciting new festival that brings together writers from all over Australia with Victorian theatre groups and ensembles to perform plays of 10 minutes’ duration. All submissions are accepted for judging regardless of the writer’s experience or age and will be assessed anonymously by a selection panel.
31 ten minute plays have been chosen by theatre groups from ARKfest shortlisted writers, to be performed over the weekend in several heats. Two plays from every heat will move through to the Finals with presentations and awards for Best Play, People's Choice, Best Director, Actor and Actress. Prize money will also be awarded to theatre groups.
Doors will be open during the five minute break between plays. Entry into the theatre is not permitted once the play is performing. Patrons can enjoy a coffee, tea or wine in our cafe.
Heat 1: 10.30am-12 noon | BBQ LUNCH
Heat 2: 1:00pm - 2.30pm
Heat 3: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Heat 4: 10am-11.30am | BBQ LUNCH
Heat 5: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
4pm - 7.30pm
THE ARKFEST TEAM
Terese Maurici, Jennifer Paragreen, Cheryl Threadgold OAM, Stephen Barber
Robert Armstrong, Cerise de Gelder, Martin Lindsay, Trevor Godenzi, Susan Ashby, Alan Ashby, Julie Cunningham, Tamara Dahmen, Alison Hayes, Chris Hodson, John Jennings, Maggie Veness, Stacey Gietman, Carmen Saarelaht, John Tilbrook, Jan Weldon-Veitch, Louise Woodward, Deborah Sheldon, Peter Nethercote, Wendy J Dunn, Katie Lee, Kerry Fair, Helen Scott & Felicity James, Julie Johnston, Daan Spijer
ARKfest Theatre Groups/Ensembles:
1812, Gemco Senior Youth, The Other Theatre Company, Youth ARK, One-off Productions, DeCoy, Deerstalkers, The Misfits, How Dramatic, Trenoweth Ensemble, Here There & Everywhere, Euroa Little Theatre, Northern Theatre Company, ARK Theatre, Nomad Productions, Silk Purse Productions, Take Two, Hartwell Players
ARKfest Production Crew:
Jimmy Dunne, Paula Armstrong, Rosey Cullinan, Ann O'Connor, Jan Bird, Alison Jones, Peter Jones, Thelma Halse, Jan Langford, Callum Robertson, Chris Keuken, Merrell Harris, Evelyn Devitt, Christine Sellar, Robert Trott & many other ARK volunteers
MAJOR RAFFLE PRIZE
Overnight accommodation for 2 in the Mountain View Room at Healesville RACV Country Club including a buffet breakfast and use of all sports facilities, pool and spa. Valued at $380. Tickets will be on sale throughout the festival and raffle drawn during the Finals interval on Sunday.