The Inaugural Monologuies

L to R: Emma, Luke, Aimee, will, jackson

L to R: Emma, Luke, Aimee, will, jackson

Emma Newport - Drama

Emma Newport - Drama

Jackson - comedy - the smile says it all

Jackson - comedy - the smile says it all

What a surprising and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

All the monologues were wonderful. It was very interesting to see performances when the actor chooses their own piece, you see a completely different aspect to them, and in a good way. We had drama, reflection, tears, dry humour, anger, rousing speeches, and naughty words. The audience was right behind everyone.

Ross Housham MC'd, stage managed and chased around looking for Don (who arrived at the 11th hour to deliver his two offerings). He also gave his opening speech from Canterbury Tales to warm everyone up.

Contenders for the five prizes were: Kat Alverez; David Greenaway; Aimee Achten; Luke Slade; Don Black; Andrew Tomazos; Ash Herring; Emma Newport; Jackson Cowan; Will Gardner.

Our adjudicators Sharon Maine and Jacqui Greenaway gave positive and encouraging critiques at the end of the evening, and the winners were ...

Most Outstanding Drama
- Emma Newport.

Most Outstanding Comedy
- Jackson Cowan.

Most Outstanding Youth Drama
- Luke Slade.

Most Outstanding Youth Comedy
- Will Gardner.

Encouragement Award - Youth
- Aimee Achten

We look forward to doing it all again next year.

 

Looking after our garden

Mel - the ground was really hard to break

Mel - the ground was really hard to break

Karen with seedlings - would you believe we planted 50!

Karen with seedlings - would you believe we planted 50!

Karen Alexander and Mel from John Hill Landcare Group Inc came and cleared weeds and planted native seedlings in our Sign Garden at the end of last Summer. We are looking forward to some new planting this Spring.

Although the Council have the care of the carpark Gemco Players are responsible for the gardens, so if anyone would like to give us some assistance with the Spring Planting and garden design that would be wonderful.

Watch this space for the call out.

One Act Play Festival Update

I've only put the Gemco awards and nominations (if mentioned) as there are lots of Awards out there. However, if you want to see who else on the circuit has done well please click on the heading of the festival and it will take you to the results.

Kyneton

Best Play: “Peace of Angels” by Gemco Players

Lynette Brown Memorial Award for Best Director:
Nominations: Richard Keown for “Peace of Angels” (Gemco Players)

Best Actress: Michelle Drinnen as Elizabeth in “Peace of Angels” (Gemco Players)
Nominations: Jacqui Greenaway as Suzie in “Peace of Angels” (Gemco Players)

Best Supporting Actor: Greg Hedges as Ken in “The Last Bread Pudding” (Gemco Players)

Best Supporting Actress: Evie Housham as Tramp in “The Last Bread Pudding” (Gemco Players)

Best Costumes, Props & Settings:
Nominations:  “Peace of Angels” by Gemco Players; “The Last Bread Pudding” by Gemco Players

Best Australian Play: “Peace of Angels” by Gemco Players

Best Monologue: Don Black for “To the Western Front” (Gemco Players) 

FAMDA Awards (Foster)
Victorian Drama League Encouragement Award: Gemma Tripp as Jess Nash in "Wow!" ~ Gemco Players

Dandeong Ranges One Act Play Festival

Our own One Act Play Fest with all sponsors - click above