FESTIVALS ARE COMPLETE.
And so, the final Victorian One Act Play festival comes to a close. Monash is always an interesting festival - held in late September so the weather is always spectacular, it's local (for us), the hosts are gracious and never fail to make us feel welcome. But it's also the last of the year, the last time we'll see many of these plays and catch up with so many fellow performers, directors and backstagers. At least until next year.
'Yellow' was representing PCT alone this time - as the two-hander has had to sit out a couple of festivals lately - and did it let the team down? Absolutely not! A tour-de-force performance from Kaity Russell and Brett Hyland, reminding everyone that you don't need a big ensemble, crazy hijinks or big broadway numbers to move an audience. Sometimes you just need two people and some ice cream.
And so, the awards for 'Yellow' were:
Third Place Best Production
Excellence in Acting Male Lead - Brett Hyland
Excellence in Acting Female Lead - Kaity Russell
Excellence in Direction - Camm Williams
'Yellow' was also honoured with an Adjudicator's Award for the backstage crew's silent shuffling of the set and impressive costume changes. Congratulations to all!
OUR VISIT TO LEONGATHA.
We also took This Almost Joy on the road to Leongatha Lyric theatre to be a part of their Triple Treat +1 event and got to join in with Lyric and Tribes companies in entertaining the folks at Leongatha.
We had a great time. Our hosts were wonderful and generous and we hope we can do it again some time. Thanks so much for inviting us.