A community-based theatre group will come to Wanaka and perform ten plays in one night later this month.
As part of its Pint Size Plays competition, Remarkable Theatre asked budding local and international playwrights to submit ten minute scripts, which were then shortlisted by directors.
Ten plays made the cut and all ten will be performed back-to-back, with the audience being asked to vote for the winner. It is part of a three date tour, which will see the one receiving the most votes being crowned champion.
Among the finalists will be Gibbston-based playwright Myles Lind and his entry, Conceited Council Consents, a play that took him 27 months to write. He said he was looking forward to the night, particularly because he had no power over how his words would actually be performed.
“You write it, but then you have no control as to how they put it on. It will be a completely different company, cast and director. It will be fantastic,” Myles said.
His play has also made it through to the finals of the UK-based competition, something which overwhelmed him when he found out.
“When the email came through, I was a jibbering wreck. I could hardly string a sentence together, which is unusual for a writer.”
Tom Wild, manager at the Gin and Raspberry, which is hosting the night, said, “We like variety and supporting local groups. The event has always worked well and it’s entertaining.”
Pint Size Plays is in Wanaka on September 23.