9 to 11 August 2024

Entries open 15 April 2024. If you have any questions about the Festival in the meantime, please phone Festival Director, Di Johnston, on 0447 191954 or festivalsecretary@ilt.org.au

Would you like to be a 2024 Festival Sponsor?

We could not bring this Festival to the stage without the generous support of our community. Being a sponsor is easy and rewarding. Anyone can do it! For as little as $5.00 (or as much as you like), you can help us cover the costs of putting on this wonderful event, or perhaps even choose to contribute to funding one of our prizes. If you would like more information about sponsorship, you can email us at festivalsecretary@ilt.org.au or click on the link above to make a contribution. We are grateful for any support you care to give.

What is a One Act Play Festival?

Each year, across South East Queensland, there is a flurry of thespian activity as small and large theatre groups select a one-act play, audition and cast the required actors and rehearse intently to create the very best possible production of that play.

Each Festival hosts an average of 15 – 20 plays across intermediate or open sections, with a wide range of awards available to be won. Every Festival chooses an Adjudicator to judge the entries, with the awards session always a highly anticipated event.

Festivals are held as far away as Dalby, south to Beenleigh and north to the Sunshine Coast with the season running from June to September. Some plays are entered into all Festivals, some only to one or two, but regardless of the number all speak of the fun, friendliness and rewards that are gained.

For 68 years now, we have welcomed theatre groups from around the state and country to compete in our One Act Play Festival. On the weekend of 9-11 August 2024, Ipswich Little Theatre will once again host one of the longest-running festivals of its type in Australia (and the Southern Hemisphere – for that matter).

We are proud that our Festival has a reputation of being one of the friendliest and best organised on the South East Queensland Theatre Festival circuit and hope to welcome you as an entrant or patron this year.

Welcome 2024 Festival Adjudicator, Talisa Pariss-Proby

In our 68th year of One Act Play Festivals, we are  excited to have Talisa Pariss-Proby, an Australian voice, speech and drama teacher who lives in Brisbane, as our Adjudicator for 2024.

Talisa has  been in education for over 15 years and is passionate about the ARTS and its potential to develop confident and articulate voices in our society. 

She currently prepares students for Eisteddfod and examination work at various schools around Brisbane, in addition to running her own private studio.  Talisa is also a member of several committees with her peers in the drama industry where she is able to advise, lecture, keep on top of current trends and be a role model in several community groups.

Her qualifications speak for themselves:

  • Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
  • Advanced Diploma of Drama and Performance Teaching (AMEB 2011) 
  • Advanced Diploma of Performance (Trinity College of London 2008)

Over the past couple of years Talisa has adjudicated at Festivals and    Eisteddfods from the Gold Coast to as far north as Cairns.

We look forward to her valued comments, suggestions and feedback during our wonderful weekend 9-11th August 2024.