What's On 2014
August 10 | 12 Written by Terry Pratchett, adapted for stage by Stephen Briggs For more information please go to Maskerade
audition - maskerade
August 10 | 12
Written by Terry Pratchett, adapted for stage by Stephen Briggs
For more information please go to Maskerade
September 26 | 27 | 28
TAKE TEN - 10 MINUTE PLAY WRITER'S SEASON
For more information please go to Writers
The 20th Dandenong Ranges
One Act Play Festival
Known as the "friendly festival" on the one act play circuit, this years festival was an outstanding success with 23 plays performed by theatre groups from around Victoria!
One Act Play Festival RESULTS !
Best Production.. “The Dock Brief” - Warrandyte Theatre Company
Runner Up “A Formal Tradition” - Essendon Theatre Company
Best Comedy “The Universal Language” - Warrandyte Theatre Company
People’s Choice “The Universal Language” - Warrandyte Theatre Company
Best Drama “Hopping Bags” - Pop Culture
Best Original Play “Hopping Bags” - Pop Culture
Best Director Philip A Mayer and Julia Lambert in “Couples”
Here,There and Everywhere Theatre Company
Best Female Actor Tara Rankine in “Henna Night - “Page to Stage”
Best Male Actor Adrian Rice in “The Dock Brief” - Warrandyte Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor Farhad Zaiwala in “Writers Block” - Warrandyte Theatre Company
Female Actor Rosalin Shafik-Eid in “A Formal Tradition” - Essendon Theatre Co.
Best Youth Actor Leon Kuhlmann “A Formal Tradition” - Essendon Theatre Co.
Actor Showing the most Potential Asja Sarajlic ”In By Half” from Peridot Theatre Company
Congratulations to Gemco Members for Adjudicator’s Awards:
1. Taylor Davies and Don Black for continuous acting in background in “The Blood Donor”
2. Courage and Persistence to continue for 40 minutes in a 2 hander whilst obviously nervous and did not give up “Dancing with Ginger” by Ken Purdham.
We would like to thank all our generous local sponsers who gave so generously.
SPECIALTHANKS TO Mat Greenaway
and all the Gemco Team who made the week-end an outstanding success
Of course we cannot forget our Aujudicator Richards Keon
who had the arduous task to judge 23 plays in one amazing week-end !
Gold Pass ... $60 (Save $100+)
Silver Pass ... $30 (Save 50% )
One Act Play Festivals (Youth and Dandenong Ranges) and the end of year show Maskerade;
Membership Subscriptions are now due and we are test driving our new online registration …
Call David 5968 2844, if you have any difficulty with the online registration or you would just like a form and we will email you out a form for you to return, otherwise please come along on Wednesdays between 4 and 9pm while the Youth Drama Groups are there.
2nd Youth One Act Festival RESULTS
The festival was an outstanding success with 7 plays being performed with over 80 youth participating. This made the task of aujudicating an enormous task for our outstanding audjudicator Tanya Ryder Barnes.
Special thanks to Mathew Greenaway for overall organisation and the rest of the valued team of Gemco members who made the festival an outstanding success.
Below is the list of awards given:
Best Actress: Tashi Baiguerra
2nd: Chelsea Hyde
3rd Acacia Goyne
Best Male Actor : Alfie Baker
2nd Nick Jay
3rd Caleb Hope
Showing most potential:
1st : Loni Carr
2nd: Madeline Hardie
3rd: Ella Holden
1st: Cosmic Catastrohpe
2nd: The Sack – PCT
3rd: Drop Dead Juliette
Adjudicators awards: (19 awards ! )
Aimee Achten – leadership and encouragement award
Mikala Bullied– potential in a lead role
Sofie Le-Rossignol… Opening a show with confidence and energy
Will Grogan…. Surviving an only female cast
Lachlan Breninger – for surviving an all female cast
Ella Holden – stepping into a lead role at the last minute
Ivy Tucker– great puppet work
Galaxy Lay – convincing lead role
Ashwin Beaton – encouragement for working well back stage
Isabelle Byers– great energy and animation
Cate Ellis – Overcoming fear on stage
Hero Katana– excellent singing even though she was really nervous
Curtis Comrie – excellent portrayal of a stroppy teenager.
Martha Clarke – excellent multi media work
Grady-Mae Dixon – excellent strong opening to the play
Diuwke Van Vark – for standing in at the last minute, for directing and for encouraging the littlies!
Tash Bartley – for continuing to perform well despite stepping on her dress and nearly falling over!
Keely and Georgia Megarell – for staying on their tippy toes for the whole play while pretending to be kangaroos.
Jillian Doughty – excellent physical theatre
16 • 23 • 30 • Youth Theatre Groups
5 • Murder on the Puffling Billy
5 • Open Stage
12 • 10 Minute Play "Centurions" Read through
18 • 19 • 20 • Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival
22 • 23 • "Centurions" 10 Minute Play Auditions
2 • 22 • Murder on the Puffing Billy
2 • Open Stage
6 • 23 • 20 • 27 • Youth Theatre Groups
9 • Film in a Day Event
15 • Amateur Film Screening
16 • Film in a Day Screening
3 • 10 • Youth Theatre Groups
6 • Open Stage - Gemco Social Event - Spring Has Sprung BBQ
17 • Youth Theatre End of Term Performance
20 • Murder on the Puffing Billy
26 • 27 • 28 • "Centurions" - 10 Minute Plays Performances
4 • Open Stage
8 • 15 • 22 • 29 • Youth Theatre Groups
10 • 25 • Murder on the Puffing Billy
1 • Open Stage
4 • Cup Day - Gemco Social Event - Gem Cup
5 • 12 • 19 • 26 • Youth Theatre Groups
7 • 22 • Murder on the Puffing Billy
14 • 15 • 16 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 28 • 29 • 30 • Maskerade by Terry Pratchett. Adapted for Stage by Stephen Briggs | Director Evie Housham
3 • Youth Theatre Groups
10 • 11 • Junior and Intermediate Youth Theatre End of Year Performance
12 • 13 • 14 • Senior Youth Theatre End of Year Performance
14 • The Gemmies
17 • Youth Theatre Groups Break Up Party
Australia Day Holiday
Youth Theatre Groups - Enrolment Day