Nextstage Theatre Charitable Trust invites participants aged 13 and up to create a 10 minute short play based on a given subject that will be given out at the start of the event.
However, event organisers are letting participants know in advance that they will be “Playing Politics”.
PlayFest Artistic Director Geraldine Brophy suggests that, considering the up and coming elections are a very topical subject, that it will add entertainment and drama to the festival.
The second clue to what this year’s plays should involve will be given to the participants on Tuesday 3rd October. Teams will then go off for the next few days to create, write, rehearse, then return to The Little Theatre where Nextstage theatre professionals will help polish each piece, ready to be performed at the public ticketed event on Friday 6 October, at 7pm at The Little Theatre. This will be a public performance.
Whānau, family and friends are welcome to come along and watch the public performances. Door sales will be available on the the night (Fri 6 Octover). Tickets are $10.
Teams can be comprised of between one and eight team members. Each team should nominate a team leader to complete their registration. (Registration are open now).
Fri 6th at 7pm is a ticketed public performance before a supportive panel of judges. Awards and glory will also be given out on the night.