Festival offers chance to develop theatre talent

Date published: 8 March 2017

This year the North Queensland Festival of One Act Plays will celebrate 25 years of nurturing and developing local talent.

The festival, to be held May 5-7, is a long-term partnership between Townsville City Council and Friends of the Theatre and gives actors, writers and directors an opportunity to perform before a live audience and have their work critiqued.

This year the festival welcomes special guest adjudicator Michael Futcher, co-artistic director of Brisbane theatre, The Matrix.

Registrations are now open to schools, theatre companies and groups from across the region from Cairns and the Tablelands, right down to Rockhampton and west to Mount Isa.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle encouraged people to participate.

“This event offers a unique chance to develop theatrical talent in the region,” Cr Doyle said.

“We’ve had an amazing response in past years and we’re sure the numbers will only increase this year.

“The festival is a great opportunity for people interested in working in the industry, but also provides a very entertaining experience for audiences.”

Applications close on March 20.

Email tctoperations@townsville.qld.gov.au to request an application form or call the Townsville Civic Theatre for more information on 4727 9013.

Festival goers can take the opportunity to enjoy a whole weekend of the festival for just $36 or choose a session from Friday to Sunday for $18 each.

Tickets are available from www.ticketshop.com.au or by phoning the box office on 4727 9797.