June 2011

This newsletter contains 5 notices:

1.Malanda Centenary Project with Jim Hill

2.Lighting Workshop with Cliff Rogers

3.The Female of the Species

4.Living Statues

5.One Act Play Festival

1.Malanda Centenary Project with Jim Hill

Jim is writing and directing a film documentary, portraying the people and environment in which Malanda started. He needs your voice, to speak as such characters as timber cutter, farmer, nurse, mother, child. This is a great opportunity for those of you who don’t like to be on stage but enjoy other aspects of theatre. I’ve heard some great readers at our play reading nights and know that many of you are more than capable of doing what Jim is asking for. This is a novel project, I know that I am curious to see how it’s done.

 

Please contact Jim asap to find out more: 40953959 or jim@jim-hill.com

2.Lighting Workshop with Cliff Rogers

Cliff is running a 2 night workshop on Lighting. You might not want to be a Lighting tech but you can appreciate knowing something about lighting. The next time you go to a theatrical show you will appreciate how the lighting is contributing to the show. If the lights weren’t there, you’d miss them. Malanda Theatre Company sponsors the workshop and you are asked for a $5 donation. WHEN: Wed –Thur 15th-16th June. Arrive at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Run time is approx 2.5 hours. WHERE: Majestic Theatre. Register your interest with Cliff Rogers: 0427 319111 or email: Cliff.Rogers@bigpond.com

3.The Female of the Species [Opening night is August 19]

We’ve begun rehearsing for this play with a very strong cast: Margaret Procter is Margot Mason; Sarah Isherwood is Molly Rivers; Michelle Eugster is Tess Thornton; Owen Allen is Bryan Thornton; Brett Doull is Frank the taxi driver; Peter Hickey is Theo Hanover. There are two things we need that I hope you can lend us: a day bed and French doors. Got either of these in your back room?

 

4.Living Statues

Fourteen MTC members and friends are going to be Living Statues at the Malanda Centenary Dinner on Sat 25th June at the Malanda Hotel. We’re currently gathering costumes and props. You’ll catch us on the street and in the foyer for half an hour, ‘welcoming’ the guests as they arrive for the dinner. Jasmin Chapman will also be performing at the dinner, singing a couple of historical poems which she has put to music.

 

5.One Act Play Festival

RATS is hosting the one act play festival this year and they’ve planned for it to coincide with the Torimba Festival, Friday 7th October and Saturday 8th October. If you have any interest in directing or acting in a one act play for the festival, please call Grace: 40965546