One Act Play Festival

2018 Results

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Best Play – Roar Academy – Fugue
Runner-up – Mira Ball Productions – Update
Best Director – Richard Rubendra – Fugue
Best Actor – Will Boyd – Eye to Eye
Best Actress – Charlotte Rubendra – Fugue
Best Supporting Actor – Stephen Morris – Eye to Eye
Best Supporting Actress – Amber Pickwell – Recess
Best New Australian 10 Minute Script – Update – Elodie Boal
Incentive Certificates:
Craig Taylor for writing Recess
Jean Bowra for playing the Old Woman in Resting Place
Cast of Fugue for their ensemble work
Celeste Quinn who played Chelsea in Recess
Ros Johnson who directed Eye to Eye
Lillian Clydsdale who played Lizzie in Recess

Best Play – Wallflower Theatre Company – The Human Condition
2nd Place Play – Roar Academy – Viral
3rd Place Play – Focus on Stage – Phantasmal
Best Director – Michelle Allan – Phantasmal
Best Youth Actor – Kody Bramhall – The Human Condition
Best Youth Actress – Alice Simpson – Viral
Best Supporting Youth Actor – Luke McLauren – Immence
Best Supporting Youth Actress – Abigail Munns – Mirror, Mirror
Best Youth Actor / Minor Role – Micah Hayes – Mirror, Mirror
Best Youth Actress / Minor Role – Siena D’Arienzo Pokémon Go
Best New Australian Script – The Human Condition – Lily Mimica
Incentive Certificates:

Sarah Hummerston for playing Model Girl/ Ebony in The 15th Floor
Aoife Kissane for playing Narrator 2 Pokémon Go
Chase Cook for playing Kyle in Melissa’s Big Birthday Bash
The Trolls in Viral by Roar Academy for their impact
Brenna Corben for playing Lou in The Human Condition
The cast of Imminence for the seamless scene
Madeleine Johns for directing Viral by Roar Academy

Best Play Drama – The Descent by Mira Ball Productions
Best Play Comedy – Good Grief! By The Hills Players
2nd Place Drama – Iconoclast by Excalibur Theatre Company
2nd Place Comedy – Two’s Company, Five’s a Chorus by ILTS
Best Director – Elodie Boal – The Descent
Best Actor in a Drama – Arun Clarke – Iconoclast
Best Actress in a Drama – Hannah Sciberras – Slices of Heaven
Best Actor in a Comedy – Alex Lanham – Max and Elsa
Best Actress in a Comedy – Shala Wilson – Two’s Company
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Lucas – Iconoclast
Best Supporting Actress – Brooke Masters – Iconoclast
Best Actor – Minor Role – Alec Adsett – The Inquest
Best Actress – Minor Role – Shernille Artch – Monkey King
Best New Australian Script – The Descent – Elodie Boal
Incentive Certificates:
Peter Carmichael for directing Good Grief
Jessica Brent for acting as Mel in Paper Trail
Jim Orr for directing Two’s Company, Five’s a Chorus
Gary Farmer-Trickett for acting as Man in The Descent
John Da Cruze for playing Mr Benson in The Inquest
Sophie Price for playing Younger Jill in The Descent
For the production of Undertow by Jasfair/SRT Productions
Stage Manager’s Award – Taylah Karpowicz for outstanding backstage etiquette.

2019 Festival Adjudicators

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Meet our 2019 Adjudicators – Mark & Shirley Lucas

Shirley and Mark are well known throughout South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales for their commitment to and participation in many regional drama festivals. Shirley and Mark are the founders and directors of Excalibur Theatre Company. Excalibur Theatre Company was established in 1994 as a vehicle to showcase Mark’s plays and has developed into one of the premier theatre companies in South-East Queensland.

Excalibur Theatre Company has competed at over 150 drama festivals throughoutQueensland and New South Wales winning over 400 awards for their work. Shirley is a multi-award-winning director and actor. While Mark has won a multitude of awards for his writing, acting and directing. To say that they know a little bit about the Drama Festival circuit is an understatement.

Shirley and Mark’s work has been seen for well over a decade as the benchmark standard for writers, directors and actors. Every year several of Mark’s plays are performed by other groups in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and have been performed and adjudicated at festivals throughout Queensland. These range from contemporary dramas to farcical comedies to Gothic thrillers.

Mark’s view on writing is simple. “I like the audience to feel as though they are an integral part of what is being created on stage and to laugh at, cry with or taste the desperation of the scenes being played out before them.”

Shirley and Mark first brought Excalibur Theatre Company to an ILT Festival in 2002 where their play AVATAR won Best Original Script. And they have been here every year since. They are part of our “Festival Family” and we welcome them in 2019 as our Adjudicators.

We will miss their performances but deeply value their opinions.


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.

While this is happening, entry forms are completed and sent off to the various theatre groups who host a weekend One Act Play Festival and then the fun begins. Each Festival has an average of 15 – 20 plays entered in either Intermediate or Open (Senior) categories and there is a wide range of awards available to be won. Each Festival chooses an Adjudicator to make the decisions and the final Awards session is always a highly emotional event. Festivals are held as far west as Dalby, south to Beenleigh and north to Sunshine Coast (Buderim) and the season runs from June to September. Some plays are entered into all the Festivals, some to only one or two, but regardless of the number, all involved speak of the fun, friendliness and rewards that are gained.·

We are proud that our Festival has the reputation of being one of the friendliest and best-organised Festivals in the South East Queensland Festival circuit and we would love your theatre group to submit a play this year.·

If your theatre group is interested in entering our exciting Festival, please contact the Festival Director, Craig Taylor on 0422 611 812 or via email to be put on the database.

The Ipswich Little Theatre One Act Play Festival continues to be the longest running festival of its type in Australia and no one has yet disputed that claim.