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When:

Fri 31 Jul 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 1 Aug 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Aubyn Theatre, 815 St Aubyn St West, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Theatreworld

The 2015 Hawke’s Bay TheatreFest will be held on Friday, 31st July and Saturday, 1st August at Aubyn Live Theatre, St Aubyn Street, Hastings.

The Adjudicator is Ken Keys, Hastings. Ken has had a long and established career in Theatre, as the HoD, Drama, at Havelock North High School for 19 years, founder of the National Youth Drama School in 1991 and HaBYT (Hawke’s Bay Youth Theatre) in 2003.

Ken was on the Executive of Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ and has been a Guest Shakespearean Tutor at Globe Theatre, London; Shakespeare in Action, Toronto and the National Schools' Drama Festival, Maryland, U.S.A.

Audiences will be treated to two nights of theatre including drama, comedy and devised theatre including a pantomime. Each evening commences at 7.00 pm.

Friday, 31st July:
Karamu High School:
“Maidens of War”. Devised drama written and directed by Jasmine Rorrison, Kendal Lucas and Ailsa Laurie.

Napier Repertory Players:
“The Bear”. A play written by Anton Chekhov and adapted by Bernard Lawrence. Directed by Anne Corney.

Karamu High School:
“Murder at Peach Manor”. Devised pantomime written and directed by Isaac Cox, Ailsa Laurie, Mikel O'Connell.

Saturday, 2nd August:
Pahiatua Repertory Society:
“Waiting for Doggett”. A drama written by Michael Olsen and directed by Peter Lea.

Napier Girls’ High School (Juniors):
“What in the World”. Devised drama written and directed by Hayley Alexander, Rosemary Hunter, Rachael Clift

Napier Girls’ High School (Seniors):
“Colours of Our Lives”. Devised drama written by Elise Trow, Samantha McMurray, Hannah Wilton, Andrea Skelly, Tayla Westman, Amy Edwards. Directed by Amy Edwards.

At the conclusion of Saturday evening’s performances, Ken will present the following Awards:

- Certificates of Participation
- Merit Award Certificates
- Best Actor (Male)
- Best Actor (Female)
- Best New Director
- Best Director
- Best Youth Production
- Best Adult Production
- Best Overall Production

Ken will also announce those presentations which he has selected to perform at the Lower North Island Regional TheatreFest.

Tickets for the Hawke’s Bay TheatreFest cost $20.00 per person per evening. There are door sales and general admission seating only. Doors open at 6.30 pm.

For further information, please contact the Organiser, Anne Corney on (06) 843-9197 or email theatreworld@clear.net.nz