Flash co-ordinator Fran Armstrong has announced a record number of scripts received for Flash 2016.
“More than 35 have been sent including five from the United States,” said Fran.
“Unfortunately the international scripts can’t be accepted as our Flash Festival is designed for local writers,” said Ms Armstrong.
What’s really impressive is more than 70% of the scripts submitted are from authors who have been mentored at Woy Woy Little Theatre Writers’ Workshops over the past three years.
“Now we’re looking for ten directors to give their visions for the final ten short plays that make it through the final judging,” said WWLT President Christine Vale, reminding potential directors they must nominate by April 4, and then Central Coast actors audition for parts in the Festival on May 2 and 4 at the Peninsula Theatre.
“There will also be a FLASH Directors’ Workshop on May 1,“ added Christine. “Like the Writers’ Workshop, there will be an introductory session with all the directors and then each director will have one-to-one, mentoring time with Aarne Neeme,” said Ms Vale.
So if you are interested in directing or acting in FLASH contact Woy Woy Little Theatre at email@example.com.
In other Flash news, the theatre company has announced a media partnership with leading Central Coast Radio Station, Star 104.5.
“In as little as two years the Flash Festival has grown from humble beginnings to an exciting theatre experience,” said the theatre spokesperson, Christine Vale.
“Because of that, STAR 104.5 has presented Woy Woy Little Theatre with an opportunity to grow even further by supporting us and spreading the word about our 2016 Flash Festival. It’s a chance that’s very welcome and appreciated by all of us at Woy Woy Little Theatre,” she said.
Meanwhile, there’s been a high interest from people working with young people wondering if they could participate in FLASH. It’s been decided that WWLT would expand its support of the Central Coast Theatre Community by holding a FLASH Junior Festival. This is intended to give younger people the opportunity to become involved in a theatre festival. It also gives WWLT the opportunity to broaden its contact with younger people interested in theatre on the Coast.
“We’re in the early stages of planning the FLASH Junior Festival, but like the adult FLASH Festival, it will present short plays of 5 to 15 minutes,” said Ms Vale
“We’re currently planning it to be held during the September school holidays,” concluded Christine.
Information courtesy of http://www.woywoylt.com.au/latest-news/flash-jr-under-consideration