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​DramaFest 2018 Festival of One-Act Plays - LINE-UP OF PLAYS ANNOUNCED
Presented by Redland Performing Arts Centre with the support of Magda Community Artz and MATES Theatre Genesis


It’s DramaFest time again in the Redlands, giving audiences a chance to sample bite-sized culture from theatre groups all over South East Queensland as we host our spread of exciting small plays in DramaFest 2018. 

Comedy, tragedy, whimsy, philosophy – many fascinating takes on the human condition - at an easily affordable $5 ticket. One ticket will get you into both sessions, to enjoy a great variety of one-act plays in the Redland’s contribution to the highly-regarded South East Queensland Drama Festival Circuit. 

This year you can look forward to nine one act plays. From the light and amusing to the dark and disturbing – and including several brand-new productions – the program offers something for every taste. Details of the plays in each session are detailed at the bottom of this page.

All plays will be adjudicated for awards by highly-regarded theatre director, drama educator, scholar, designer, writer, producer and consultant Michael Beh.  Most recently he has worked on Queensland Theatre’s production of Once in Royal David’s City as the Brecht consultant and directed Uncle Vanya for new Brisbane Company, The Curators. He conducts ARC Adult Acting Classes in Brisbane and the Redlands.

For further information about competing in DramaFest please contact Jan Nary via email or by phone: 0429 898 328.

Performance Times:
Saturday 22 September
Session 1: 1pm - 4.45pm
Session 2: 5.45pm - 8.50pm 
RPAC Auditorium
Plays will be performed in sessions as detailed above.
$5 - one ticket gets you into both sessions
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child. Ratings for each of the plays is detailed at the bottom of this page.
Booking Information:
DramaFest Competition Viewing: no bookings are required, $5 entry on the door.
Competition Entry Bookings: To download the booking form click on 'Download Booking Form' in the section below.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED. Purchase your ticket on the door. One ticket will get you into both sessions.
The nine plays that will be presented at this year's DramaFest Festival of One-Act Plays are below. Please note the running order of these plays is subject to change:
SESSION 1: 1PM - 4.45PM
Paper Trail (by Sean Lang) presented by Drama Works (G)
Angie, a middle-aged Australian lady, visits a north London hospital archive where she meets Mel, the young archivist and no great lover of genealogists. As they try to track down Angie’s mother and discover what happened to her Mel is faced with the dilemma of what, if anything, to tell Angie as her past is revealed ...   
Poseidon's Warrior (by Tia Nikita Russell ) presented by Cleveland Drama Crew (MA15+)
When you are an outcast, to what limits would you go to prove your worth?
Free Range Chickens (by Anne Wuehler) presented by Brisbane Arts Theatre (M)
Two misfits at a Las Vegas bus stop find out more than they bargained for. 
In the Pink ARC (after Charles  L Mee & Ovid) presented by Arc Acting Ensemble (M)
Love is love.  Or is it?  In the Pink is an investigation into how love is for different people.  It is love remembered, love desired, love cherished, love eroticised. The texts investigate the meaning of love in its different manifestations and compels us to question our own understanding of what love means to each of us.  It is love in its many guises.
Slices of Heaven (by Aaron Evans) presented by Downstage Theatre (MA15+)
Two angels try to get four bad people into heaven
SESSION 2: 5.45PM - 8.50PM                  
Update (by Elodie Boal) presented by Mira Ball Productions (M)
You’ve got mail. Tom liked your photo. Swipe right to play Cooking Clash and your date is in ten minutes. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could just marry pizza?
Two’s Company Five’s a Chorus (by Tony Erhardt) presented by Ipswich Little Theatre (M)
It’s Saturday morning and Dave’s day does not go as planned. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? 
The Descent (by Elodie Boal) presented by Mira Ball Productions (M)
Jack and Jill went up the hill ...
Iconoclast (by Mark Lucas) presented by Excalibur Theatre Company (MA15+)
A story of survival and vengeance that is over half a millennium in the making. Welcome to the dawn of a new era and step into a very different domain.



Pay your registration fee for DramaFest 2018 via the following Buy Now link:

To download the booking form click on the following: