Auditions for Airswimming

 

23rd  and 24th July 2014

To be held at the Senior Citizens Club on Tarcutta Street

Time 7.30pm

 

Contact SoACT office for details

Nunsense Auditions

AUDITIONS

WHEN:- Saturday July 20
Singing and Dialogue – prepare a   comedy monologue, 2 – 3 mins. and your own song choice, please bring backing track.
WHERE: Senior Citizens Club, Tarcutta Street
2 pm TO 5 pm

DANCE AUDITIONS

WHEN – Sunday 20th July
WHERE: Senior Citizens Club, Tarcutta Street
2 pm TO 5 pm

EMAIL – contact@soact.com.au or phone 02 6921 2594

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Five dedicated and reliable women who are strong singers, excel in acting and have a dance background.

 

Ten x 10 – An Assessor’s response!!

Following is an extract from an email sent to SoACT from Bethany Simons (one of the assessors) after the recent Ten x 10 playfest…

……Thank you once again for asking me to be an assessor for the Ten x 10 Play Fest, and for inviting me to attend the final performance on Sunday 1 June. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I know how much work goes into arranging the event, so my congratulations and I hope that it continues to be a festival that celebrates Australian voices and local talent.

Attached is a picture of the winners receiving their trophy. So glad that script made it to the stage!photo

Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga French Film Festival

 

For information regarding this film festival, go to the link below:
http://www.afwaggawagga.org.au/events.html

Ten x 10 Playfest 2014

Riverina Water

presents:

“Love and Liasons”

At the Nathan Room, Wagga Commercial Club

When

Friday May 30th      8.00pm

Saturday May 31st   8.00pm

Sunday June 1st       2.00pm

Ticket Prices

Adult            $25 each

Concession    $20 each

Student        $15 each

Group of 10   $15 each

Ten x 10 Playfest

1) THE DEAD EX

Writer      Vee Malnar

Director    Louise Blackett

Cast

Geoff             Michael Luckins

Jasmine        Jessica Ohm

Emily             Lili Blackett

SYNOPSIS

Geoff has been looking for the right girl to settle down with, and finally brings Jasmine to his place. She is already smitten with Geoff and now the house is growing on her as well. However Geoff’s ex–girlfriend, who passed away some time ago, doesn’t want to let go.

VEE MALNAR

Vee Malnar is a visual artist and playwright. She has won on numerous occasions at Crash Test, a ten minute play competition in Sydney and since 2010 she has been in every season of Short and Sweet, winning best overall production in the finals this year with her short play Moonage Daydream.

LOUISE BLACKETT

Louise has been involved in the world of theatre for most of her life, through her early years in Wagga as a performer and a period in Melbourne as a professional actress. Over the recent decades, she has devoted her time to teaching, directing and encouraging Wagga children to perform in plays for children. The Children’s Theatre Workshop has been her passion because she delights in bringing to the fore the many talents that so many children possess.

 

2) RETURN TO SENDER

 WRITER           Gerry Greenland

Director            Tracey Leann Lonergan

Cast

Ray                 Tim Stait

Frank               Luke Brown

SYNOPSIS

Frank is making a name for himself in the professional boxing world. He hasn’t seen his Dad for years, and when he does there are old scores to settle.

GERRY GREENLAND

Gerry writes for theatre, radio and screen. His awards include a Glen Eira Award: Best Drama Short and Sweet: Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theatre; Best Theatre nomination by L A Stage and an AWGIE nomination. His plays are regularly performed around Australia and overseas. Longer plays include Waiting for Jamie Oliver, Vanny’s Letter, The Blood on Helmut Lange, Manifesto, Mission of Flowers and The Maintenance Room. He is co-founder

of Script-in-Hand, a script development group which has staged over 200 new scripts in moved readings by professional actors and directors.

TRACEY LEANN LONERGAN

Tracey is taking on the role of director after many years as a trained actress and member of SoACT. Directing is an exciting challenge to present a great play with a great cast for Wagga audiences to enjoy.

 

 

3) CRY FOR ME

 

Writer                   Peter Malicki

Director                Peter Maliki

Cast

Alicia                    Mikaela Franco

SYNOPSIS

Alicia’s proudest achievement is that she has a job…and what a job it is!

PETER MALICKI

Peter Maliki is a fiction author, professional editor, arts administrator and award-winning playwright. His plays have won 16 major awards in national and international events and have been performed in 12 countries, including in the Edinburgh Fringe and on the West End. He runs the world’s largest short play festival, Short + Sweet Sydney and is the organisation’s Literary Manager. He also runs Crash Test Drama in Sydney and is the Producer of The Monologue Project. His work may be found on www.petemalicki.com.

 

 

4) FATE’S STEADY HAND

 Writer                       Alex Broun

Director                    Logan Franklin

Cast

Richard                     Daniel Summerell

Sam                           Cody Fisher

SYNOPSIS

Sam is standing in Richard’s office – and he’s only wearing one shoe. Why is Sam only wearing one shoe? An unexpectedly quirky comedy about love, fate and wearing one shoe.

ALEX BROUN

One of the world’s most performed ten minute play playwrights, Alex has had no less than 100 different ten minute plays produced across the globe in over 1000 productions staged in over 35 countries. In 2012 his full–length play 10,000 Beers was nominated for an Australian Writer’s Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Play. To read more of Alex’s work, please visit http://www.alexbroun.com.

LOGAN FRANKLIN

Logan Franklin has lived in Wagga for 12 years and worked at the Wagga RSL club as a greenkeeper for 10 of these years. Logan has been involved in the Wagga theatre scene for five years, both backstage and acting. Logan is on the committee of SoACT and with this play, he is making his debut as a director and is happy to be part of 2014 Riverina Water Ten x 10 Playfest.

 

 

5) BRA IN THE CAR

 Writer             Heidi Silberman

Director         Fay Walters

Cast

Rachael             Jo Darby

Pip                      Tracy Osborne

Rickey                 Bill Turner

Marjorie            Margaret Bannister

SYNOPSIS

A catch up over coffee turns into a whodunnit with a difference when Rachael reveals to best friend Pip the sparkly bra she has found in her husband’s BMW.

HEIDI SILBERMAN

Heidi Silberman is a Canberra based writer, director and performer. Her plays have been staged in Short + Sweet play festivals where she has also directed and performed. She has had pieces published in anthologies, including The Sound of Silence, which was awarded the 2012 ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Non-Fiction, and In God’s Hands, shortlisted for Caleb Award for Poetry in 2013. Heidi has created and directed improvised shows for Impro ACT including Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Homeward and Impro ACT’s first show for children Once Upon A…

 FAY WALTERS

Fay is a dedicated School of Arts director and actress. She is a life member of the organisation with a host of productions under her belt. Most recently, Fay directed Death of a Salesman, Hay Fever and Private Lives. Her last role acting on stage was Ten X 10 2014 Loving in the Park.

 

6) MISSING THE BUS

Writer                     Fiona Hamer

Director                  Irene Robson

Cast

Old Woman            Irene Robson

Girl                         Charlotte Robson

Mother                   Britt Williams

Jamie                    Dominic Howard

SYNOPSIS

What if you met your younger self? Could you persuade her not to make the Big mistake that ruined your life? Can you remember how it was to be that young girl on the edge of adult life, or frightened young mother? Could you learn to live with her choices?

FIONA HAMER

Having started out as an assistant lizard catcher, Fiona Hamer has been a public servant, a documentary filmmaker, non-broadcast video producer and screenwriter. She has recently moved back to the family farm on the Murrumbidgee to plant trees for revegetation and to finish her novel. This is her second short play.

IRENE ROBSON

Irene Robson started acting and directing at the age of 11. She directed and acted in school plays, community theatre, university theatre and disability theatre. Irene’s most recent productions are Calendar Girls and Driving the Holden in 2013. Irene enjoys being a part of SoACT’s Ten x 10 Playfest.

 

7) SPEED DATING

Writer                 Kylie Rackham

Director              Leah Ellis

Cast

Man                     Mitchell Diggins ( play all male roles)

Woman               Anna Swift ( playing all female roles)

SYNOPSIS

Is ten minutes long enough to get to know someone as a potential partner? And how much do you really need to know to begin? Speed Dating is a humorous look at a variety of undesirable individuals you might meet, and what happens when two people find a connection.

KYLIE RACKHAM

Kylie is a writer based in Melbourne, after years of improvisation experience with Impro Melbourne and the Court Jesters in Christchurch NZ , she turned to writing. Kylie has had a number of her ten minute plays performed in Short + Sweet including Waiting which was part of the top ten in Sydney’s Festival last year. Her one act play On The Edge scooped the pool at the one act play Festival circuit in 2012 in Victoria and a ten minute version of the same play won judges and audience choice awards at Eltham’s Ten Minute Quickies competition in 2012.

LEAH ELLIS

Leah is a vibrant young actress and director with great musical talent that makes her a very valuable asset to SoACT. This is the second Ten X 10 Playfest for which Leah has donned her director’s hat. Last year she directed The Moment. Leah made a huge impact on stage with her performance in Hairspray 2013.

 

8) THE MAN FROM HARRY’S

Writer              John Tilbrook

Director           Margaret Bannister

Cast

Angela             Kristil-Rae Mobbs

Waiter              Paul Flynn

Harry                Tim Lancaster

SYNOPSIS

Having just set up a new one-man business, Harry’s Online Breakup Agency, the man himself, on behalf of his first client, confronts the feisty Angela in a small restaurant. The assignment, however, doesn’t turn out at all as he had anticipated.

JOHN TILBROOK

For John the inclusion this year of The Man from Harry’s in the Ten x 10 Playfest is the continuation of several months of extraordinary success with his playwriting. He has already had two of his short plays included in Short + Sweet this year, one as a wildcard in Sydney and another as a finalist in Manila, while another has been accepted as a finalist in Eltham Little Theatre’s 10 Minute Quickies. He has recently returned from Queenstown, NZ. Two of his plays were presented, in a pub setting, in Skycity Casino’s Pint-Sized plays. Pint-Sized is a spinoff of the Welsh festival in which two years ago Man From Harry’s was performed, coming third in the audience choice vote.

MARGARET BANNISTER

Margaret is a long time member of SoACT and her passion for theatre has involved her in many activities from front of house and backstage work to her current role as SoACT Treasurer. She was on stage last year in Hay Fever and this year played the secretary, Jenny, in Death of a Salesman. Margaret directed Coda in last year’s Ten x 10 Playfest and is happy to kept busy with two tasks this year, as director of The Man from Harry’s and as Marjorie in Bra in the Car, both of them fun plays.

 

9) THE UNEXPECTED

WRITER              Greg Gould

Director              Kristil – Rae Mobbs

Cast

Lisa                     Cassandra Nicholson

Jeannie               Bethany Taylor

Robert                 Logan Franklin

SYNOPSIS

Lisa is a wreck – she’s unexpectedly expecting and has no idea how to tell her husband. But then Jeannie breaks the unexpected news that she too is pregnant. They plan the future but Robert arrives home with unexpected news of his own.

GREG GOULD

Greg Gould is a Canberra based poet and playwright. His short plays have been performed in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Mumbai

KRISTIL-RAE MOBBS

Kristil-Rae Mobbs is a local lass who attended Kooringal High School and completed both a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Master of Education (IT) CSU Wagga. She has performed with RTC and SoACT in the past and was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year for Wagga Wagga in 2008, before leaving the next day for a teaching position in the Snowy Mountains region.

Over the past six years Kristil has been involved in ten productions with Cooma Little Theatre, including two CAT Award nominations for her role in Stepping Out and Time Flies. Kristil is home again and enjoying being a part of the SoACT family.

 

10) IMPERFECTLY FRANK

Writer                            Seth Freeman

Director                         Diana Lovett

Cast

Indira Sindhu                 Ravnita Sharma

Rajiv Sindhu                  Tim Stait

Frank Sindhu                 Liam Campbell

Julia Jaswani                 Saskia Salvestro

SYNOPSIS

In trying to adapt the tradition of arranged marriage to today’s possibilities, a family’s best-laid plans spin wildly out of control.

SETH FREEMAN

Seth’s plays have been presented at over sixty-five theatres and festivals around the world. He has worked in print (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post), screen and television. His journalism, fiction, screen and television writing have won numerous awards. He travels frequently, and he also contributes his time to several international organisations involved in education, health care, women’s empowerment and human rights.

 

Diana Lovett

“Seeing characters evolve and scripts come alive is such an exhilarating experience for a director.” Diana coordinated the first SoACT Ten x 10 Play Festival titled Out of the Box.  She directed Oliver for SoACT in 199​3.  And has directed for Newcastle Uni, Elbow Room, RTC, The Fun Factory and SoACT.  She studied her Masters (Directing) at Newcastle University and studied the Meisner Technique in London at The Actors Temple. Recent performances include Boy from Oz and Freedom of the City

 

CREW AND CREATIVE PRODUCTION TEAM FOR RIVERINA WATER LOVE AND LIAISONS TEN X 10 PLAYFEST 2014

 Festival Convenors                Nancy Blacklow, Margaret Bannister

 Production Manager              Fay Walters

 Stage Manager                       Peter Nicol

 Assistant Stage Manager      Jan Farndale

 Sound Design                         David Font

 Lighting                                   Jordy Streckfuss, Jim Simlitzky

 Sound Operator                      Neville Keane

 Tech Support                          Deri Hadler

 Set Design                              Fay Walters

 Costumes                               Pam Buchanan

 Props                                      Jan Farndale

 Crew                                       Maddy Williams, Liam Campbell

 Marketing                               Fay Walters

 Front of House Manager      Pam Buchanan

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE TEN X 10 PLAYFEST

Andrew Bell and Wagga RSL/Commercial Club Board

Bethany Simons

Gordon Beattie

Angus Lamb

Wagga Commercial Club Staff

Sarah Holmes, Jarrod, and Mick at Quick Print

Wagga Daily Advertiser

Therese Crouch, Annette Young,

Kree Nash, Peter Mahoney

Carissa Campbell, Manager Civic Theatre Wagga

Box Office staff, Civic Theatre

Carol Slattery, City Regional Library

Michael Cummins, Hospital at Home

2AAA-FM

ABC Regional Radio

Rebel Sport Wagga

 

Death of A Salesman audience comment

See below the content of an email sent to SoACT today!!………..

Congratulations and Thank You!!!!

We saw last night’s production ‘Death of a Salesman’, and you have excelled yourselves. Casting was excellent, especially the 4 main characters, and they played their parts to the utmost. The staging worked really well, and the direction was excellent. We left wrung out, discussing, analysing and reviewing.

This was easily the best amateur production we have seen – SOACT has always set a standard above what we have seen elsewhere in Sydney & a few in Canberra. We would have left satisfied if we paid $80 or $90 at the Belvoir St Theatre.

Thank You

John & Adrienne Smith

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