Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays 2016
Conwy Drama Association in Association with Theatr Colwyn and DAW
Present Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays 2016. The adjudicator will be Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA
Discount available when you book in advance for both nights
FESTIVAL RUNNING ORDER
Friday 3rd June, 2016
The Unknown OUTCasts Contractions - Glamorgan
Telstars Theatre Company Tryst - Glamorgan
Blackwood Little Theatre Suspension of Disbelief - Gwent
Saturday, 4th June, 2016
Phoenix Players The Actor’s Nightmare - Conwy
The Unknown OUTCasts Not Talking - Glamorgan
Players’ Theatre A Night Out - Glamorgan
At the end of May/beginning of June, the six productions awarded the highest marks across Wales in the regional rounds are invited to perform at the Wales Final. The winner of the final goes on to represent Wales at the British Final which follows a month later.
The Welsh Final moves around the country: recent finals have been held in Milford Haven, Blackwood, Newtown and Mold.
This years’ festival will take place at Theatr Colwyn and will be adjudicated by Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA
Jennifer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
She has been active in local theatre for many years, and has been a member of her local group ‘Clavering Players’ for over twenty five years, as a performer, director, writer, choreographer and stage manager. She has extensive Festival experience and has directed several winning plays; including performing at the All Winners Festivals in 2014 and 2015.
Jennifer has directed, acted and produced several plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is a founder member of ‘Act Too’ which offers drama workshops for all abilities and the theatre group ‘Drama Queens’ which is self-explanatory!
Jennifer joined GoDA in 2011 and in 2015 became a member of GoDA Council. She has adjudicated drama festivals all over the United Kingdom and is very much looking forward to adjudicating the DAW Wales Final.
Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script receiving its premiere in the regional rounds
The Crawshay Cup competition exists to encourage the writing of new material for the stage and to encourage amateur groups to perform new work.
It is awarded annually to an original one act play receiving its premier in the (in Wales) of the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation – otherwise known as the regional one act festivals.
Bob McTurk Bursary – Awarded to the Most Promising Actor aged 18-25 in the regional rounds, introudced 2008
In memory of the late Bob McTurk, who was a former DAW Chair (1984-2004), the DAW Executive Committee elected to invest in the future of amateur theatre by creating a bursary for young people to attend DAW’s week-long Summer School.
Angela Tidswell Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded for services to theatre in Wales, introduced 2012
Chris Tidswell whose mother Angela was a long-standing member of drama groups throughout the Clwyd Community Theatre Association area, made a decision to donate the collection taken at Angela’s funeral to DAW.
As a strong supporter of all productions and festivals – not only in the county but throughout Wales – Angela participated, as many people involved in amateur drama do, in a voluntary capacity.
It was decided unanimously that DAW will acknowledge Angela’s commitment and significant contribution to amateur theatre by bestowing ‘a Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of Angela Tidswell’ at the Wales Final Festival of One Act Plays.
Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance
Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation, introduced 2000
Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for backstage work, introduced 2015
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