Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival

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The Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival is back in 2024.

After a successful debut in 2023 the One Act Play Festival is returning to Warners Bay Theatre on Saturday 6 April 2024.

The Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival is a theatre competition showcasing short, sharp and original one-act plays. The festival aims to encourage and foster local and regional playwriters and performers while generating interest from state and national artists, bringing the best of established and amateur theatre to a Lake Macquarie stage. It is hoped that through the One Act Play Festival that plays will explore our society through story and performance, develop the skills and expertise of playwrights (script writing) and performers (stagecraft), and build a community of performing arts creatives within Lake Macquarie. 

Prizes

The One Act Play Festival is held in a competition format, with the following prizes on offer. A prize pool of $1900 will be awarded to the following categories:

• Winner Outstanding Play Performance - $500

• Runner Up Outstanding Play Performance - $300

• Winner Outstanding Actor - $500

• Runner Up Outstanding Actor - $300

• Winner Youth Actor Encouragement - $300

Plays will be performed in front of a live audience and a panel of judges will assess the performances based on a series of criteria. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the final performance on Saturday 6 April.

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The One Act Play Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.