Noosa Arts Theatre

So the final curtain has closed on the 47th Annual Playwriting Festival of One Act Plays and we have our winners!  Kate Foy was our adjudicator for the acting awards and her choices were:

THE ACTING AWARDS were:
Best Actor Female: Oriana Packman for “Party Conversations” sponsored by Margaret Courtney in memory of Marea Brown.
Best Actor Male: Glen Miller for “The Tiniest of Things” sponsored by Vernon Birch in memory of Val Warren
Best Director: Liza Park for “The Tiniest of Things” sponsored by Eileen Walder in memory of Neil McCarthy
Best Ensemble: “The Tiniest of Things”, sponsored by Liza Park.

THE PLAY WRITING AWARDS were
1st place – The Eleanor Nimmo Prize of $5,000 was awarded to Rob Selzer for “The Tiniest of Things”
2nd place – $3,000 kindly donated by the Edythe Brook Cooper Trust awarded to Michael Olsen for “The Magpies”.
3rd place – $1,000 kindly donated by Susan Dearnley awarded to Sheree Ann Veysey for “Party Conversations”

The Audience Choice Award
was won by “The Tiniest of Things” written by Rob Selzer and donated by Bronley Norman in memory of the late Nancy Cato.

Both Sheree and Michael were at the theatre to receive their awards; Rob was overseas and unable to attend but he has generously donated his prize money to the theatre.

So many people contribute to the success of this festival – readers, Front of House volunteers, lighting and sound technicians, ticket sellers, behind stage volunteers, our sponsors, catering providers, bar volunteers, the list goes on but special thanks go to Jenni McCaul for convening and organising the festival and making this yet another great day at the Noosa Arts Theatre.

What's On

September 12 to September 22

November 14 to December 1

A Noosa Alive production
in association with SRT INC.

Hosted by Noosa Arts Theatre

A one-woman tour-de-force!
A story about love, loss, laughter and surviving – directed by Simon Denver.

The rare live gigs that virtuoso keyboardist and soul/blues singer Andy Cowan performs in the vicinity of his home and studio in the Sunshine Coast hinterland are like prized gems – to be treasured with heart and soul. A fixture on the Australian music scene for more than half a century, Andy’s style massages the soul-blues-R and B idiom in an acoustic jazz format. Blues has always been at the core of his work, but it is the emotional quality of his earthy voice, soulful piano-playing and the diversity he displays as a songwriter and interpreter that have helped make him one of the best live performers in Australia. Andy was awarded Blues Album of the Year for his album “One of These Days. He was an ARIA nominee for his “10.30 Thursdays” CD and represented the MBAS at the International Blues Convention in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002.

Joining him in the Andy Cowan Band are longtime friends and collaborators Doc Span, Christian Durham, Duncan McQueen and new member, Ross Williams.
Phil Jarratt

This one-off concert will sell out quickly so don’t miss out!!  All tickets $38.
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