The Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition attracts entries from playwrights across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, and other countries.
This playwriting competition offers a unique opportunity for the three finalist playwrights to see their new work performed on stage at the Noosa Arts Theatre during the One-Act Play Festival.
Scripts are judged anonymously by a local panel who prepare a shortlist. The shortlisted scripts are then sent to a professional panel of 3 industry experts, who will also judge the scripts anonymously, give written assessments which are sent to the playwrights, and decide the 3 finalists. During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the ‘Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award’. Presentations of Awards take place after the final performance.
1st place – the winner of The Eleanor Nimmo Prize for Best Play will take home $5,000. We would like to thank our Major Sponsor, Mrs Eleanor Nimmo and the late Dr David Nimmo for their support of this initiative.
2nd place – $3,000 kindly donated by the Edythe Brook Cooper Trust
3rd place – $1,000 kindly donated by Susan Dearnley
The Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award is a cash prize of $500 donated by the Bronley Norman in memory of the late Nancy Cato.
Other awards are:
Best Actress – Margaret Courtney in memory of Marea Brown
Best Actor – Vernon Birch in memory of Val Warren
Best Director – Eileen Walder in memory of Neil McCarthy
Best Ensemble – Liza Park $500
For the Rules and Entry Form click [here]
NOTE: This competition is not restricted to Australian residents.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 61 (0)7 5449 9343.