Write a one-act play

Sandy Fairthorne leads this fantastic two day workshop in which you will learn to write a one act play and come away with a script that’s well under way.

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A one act play like a short story in play form, or like a short film on stage. It captures a moment in time and tells the story in 10 – 40 minutes in one act – i.e. with no set changes.

This two day workshop will be held at Mansfield Art Gallery. Morning and afternoon tea provided and simple soup and sandwich lunch. You’re welcome to bring something to share for lunch.

At the end of the workshop you’ll be on your way to having a play you can submit to the 2017 Festival of One Act Plays, being held in Mansfield in August. The festival even has a play reading category so if you haven’t had time to create a production, you’ll have a script to enter.

Play reading group

There is a Play Reading Group in Mansfield full of enthusiastic theatrical readers ready to put anyone’s work on stage as a reading at our 2017 FOAP.

Contacts: Jane Taylor jane.tolmie@gmail.com , 5724 7499 and Lex Ross 0417 729 712. Or MMuDS actors could put the play on for you!

About Sandy Fairthorne

Sandra Fairthorne writes and directs plays for regional theatre companies, and her feature length play, ‘The Savages of Wirramai”, has been performed to sell-out shows at La Mama Theatre, Melbourne and also in Geelong, with a new play currently in production. Regional festival awards won include Best Original Play, Play with Most Audience Appeal, and Best Comedy.

She has also written and directed short films, and her work has been screened at St Kilda Film Festival and the Screen-Me Blue Mountains Film Festival. Her short film “Immaculate” won the IF People’s Choice Award.

More recently, Sandra has been running play-writing courses and workshops through TAFE