Prize Winning Plays chosen for performance at
the Carnival Hour Plays
The Toowoomba Region’s fifth annual One Act Play writing competition
is to have its exciting conclusion during the Carnival of Flowers.
Playwrights from all over Australia have submitted unpublished play scripts for the competition.
A total of 47 entries were received. The submitted scripts have been read by a judging panel and the shortlist selected.
The shortlisted plays were then evaluated by three industry professionals and the best two chosen.
All of the shortlisted plays have received written feedback from the professional judges.
The prize winning plays are (in no particular order):
In High Places – a social comedy by Queensland playwright Bruce Clark
On the day that the PM of Australia is about to hold a press conference to announce
the transferring of all remaining refugees from Dugong Creek Correction Centre to mainland China,
an office cleaner whose husband is still held in Dugong Creek confronts the PM demanding his release.
A Million Civilians – a black comedy by New South Wales playwright Mark Macrossan
Dom is an architect seeking riches and success in a city of cranes and five star hotels –
a place that is at once a 21st century construct, a living symbol of obsession with material wealth,
and a manifestation of something firmly implanted in the contemporary western psyche.
Dom’s ticket is Alan, an expat who is offering to help, but at a price. Natalie, who is married to Dom,
has put her career back home on hold … for her husband, for their marriage, and for something else.
Meanwhile, as the relationship between the three gradually reveals itself and then unfolds and unravels
against this backdrop of latter-day extravagance, a million people are taking flight in another part of the world,
running for their lives
Prizes: The author of the best play will receive a cash prize of $4000,
and the second best plays will receive $2000,
thanks to the continued sponsorship by Excavation Equipment Pty Ltd.
On the final presentation night - the first and second positions will be announced.
Audiences will also have their say by voting for the Audience Choice Award.
Performances will run from Monday 18th to Saturday 23th September, with curtain up at 7.30pm.
Bookings are essential and can be made as follows:
Here via our website commencing 1st September, or
at the theatre at 94 Margaret Street (opposite Queens Park)
on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11.00am and 3.00pm,
commencing 15th September. Phone bookings can be made during box office time times at 07 4632 8058.
Tickets Prices include a glass of wine or juice on arrival and a light supper with tea/coffee at interval.
Adults $22, Concession $16, Members $12
Convenor: Mike Taylor