Congratulations to Woy Woy Little Theatre for hosting another highly successful Flash Festival! Everything went off very smoothly and the quality of the plays was of a very high standard. It was a highly entertaining show with a wide variety of styles from hilarious to poignant, and sometimes thought provoking. The festival is a wonderful way to showcase a great range of talent, and it was great to see some new names and faces, b0th performing and behind the scenes. It feels like the festival has hit its stride and I really hope WWLT will keep the momentum going so that we can look forward to more servings of this wonderful theatrical banquet in future years.
Here is a list of the award winners followed by some photos from the award ceremony:
THE FLASH FESTIVAL AWARDS
Best Production: “Everest” by Andrew Thomson, directed by Graham Vale, with Melinda Arnold, Jake Cain-Roser and Clarissa Spence.
2nd Best Production: “Colorado” by John A. D. Fraser, directed by Leanne Falkner, with Pam Campbell and Sally Bartley
3rd Best Production: “Grey Skies” by Mei Ling Venning, directed by Ros Bonser, with Chris Cherry, Judi Jones and Stephen Cummings.
Best Actor: Greg Eccleston
Best Actress: Melinda Arnold
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Miller
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Bartley
Judges Encouragement Award: Adam Young, Luke Kaalim
People’s Pick: “Air Supply” by Penny Dilworth, directed by Pauline Wright, with Bruce Hyland and Adam Young
Best Unpublished Script: Andrew Thomson for “Everest”
Outstanding Performance Award: Pam Campbell
Best Use of Theme: Penny Dilworth for “Air Supply”
Before the awards were presented Central Coast actor and playwright, Joan Dalgleish, received a special commemoration to acknowledge her contribution to local theatre over the past 60 years, and to wish her farewell before she moves to Ballina to be closer to family. All the best, Joan, and thanks for everything. We’ll miss you, and wish you well.