Repertory Theatre script competition draws global entries

Toowoomba Repertory Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition convenor Mike Taylor.
Toowoomba Repertory Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition convenor Mike Taylor. Nev Madsen

TRAGEDIANS from across the sea are vying to have their scripts performed at the Carnival of Flowers One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Only a month remains for entries to the Toowoomba Repertory Theatre contest which will see the three best scripts performed on September 27, 28 and 29.

The best play will receive a $2000 prize from sponsor Heritage Bank, with second and third cashing in on $1000 and $500 winnings.

Convenor Mike Taylor said entries were coming thick and fast in the lead-up to the January 31 cut-off date.

"We've had nine entries so far and about half-a-dozen emails from people planning to send one in," he said.

"We've had a couple of entries from the US and one or two from England - that's the beauty of the internet.

"Most entries so far have come from New South Wales, but there is one from Toowoomba and I know of a few more on their way."

The Repertory Theatre has appointed experienced reading judges from across Queensland who will be sent the scripts without the authors' names attached.

"They will read and mark the scripts according to a marking schedule, with points for characterisation, plot construction, originality and that sort of thing," Mr Taylor said.

"Those points are all added up - it's how we compare apples with apples to make sure each play is judged on the same basis."

Respected theatre professional Terry Brady will be on board to mark the skills of actors when the best three entries are performed in the second week of the Carnival of Flowers.

"Terry was a Toowoomba-ite many years ago and a member of our theatre in the 1960s," Mr Taylor said.

"He went on to NIDA and has been working his whole life in theatre, directing, acting and writing."

To view the entry details visit the Toowoomba Repertory Theatre website.

Topics:  acting drama grants toowoomba repertory theatre

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