Well that was a long drive for PCT – but more than worth it! Mansfield held their very first One Act Play Festival this weekend, and we were honoured to be a part of it. The weather was gorgeous, the people were beyond welcoming and the plays – brilliant and engaging as always. Arts Mansfield should be congratulated on hosting a fantastic festival. It was a pleasure to take “Birthin’ Baby” and “This Almost Joy” there for their final competition appearances, and meet up with so many theatre friends old and new in a new location.

And as a bonus to an already fantastic time, there are the awards…

Most Outstanding Production: “This Almost Joy”
Best Lead Actor, Male: Bruce Hardie (“This Almost Joy”)
Best Supporting Actor, Female: Katie Karandais (“Birthin’ Baby”)

Best Director: Aron Toman (“This Almost Joy”)
Best Lead Actor, Female: Imogen Martin (“Birthin’ Baby”)
Best Supporting Actor, Female: Imogen Martin (“This Almost Joy”)

Congratulations to all, and thank you again to the people of Mansfield for welcoming us so graciously.

That was the end of the festival circuit for these two plays, but don’t think we’re finished yet. Join us next weekend at the Monash One Act Play festival, where “Yellow” will carry the PCT torch on its own. Of course, it’s more than up to the challenge!