The return of an exciting new festival that invites writers from all over Australia to submit plays of 10 minutes’ duration. All submissions are accepted for judging regardless of the writer’s experience or age and are assessed anonymously by a selection panel. Theatre Groups and ensembles register to be eligible to perform plays from our selected shortlist of approximately 60 original plays. $40 for a single play, $60 for two plays.
Up to 33 plays will be performed over the weekend in 5 heats, culminating at the Finals with presentations and awards for Best Script, Best Production, People’s Choice Best Production, Best Director, Actor, Actress. There is also a prize for Best Promotional Marketing. This year we are seeking plays to be easily adapted to a ‘black box style theatre’ with a feature prop. We hope to also have separate heats for Youth plays and Radio plays. Please note: Theatre groups and ensembles do not know what play they will be performing when the register. This is adds to the excitement of the festival.
DATES Writer submissions: 1-15th September 2019 (may be part of an ITC registration) Theatre Group/Ensemble Registrations: 1 October - 10th November 2019 Theatre Group/Ensemble Play selection/allocation: 11th November - 25 November 2019 Festival will be held over Labour Day Weekend 7-8th March 2020 Please note: This year, plays moving forward into the final are determined by the adjudicators only. People’s Choice for Best Production will be available in the Finals. For more information press the below button which applies to your interest!