Snappy scripts have made the judges’ cut
Keeping it short and sweet has earned five aspiring playwrights honours in a Matamata Dramatic Society contest.
Dr Greg Dunn came first in the Short & Sweet Playwriting Competition with his play Free Parking.
Runners up were David Clark, Dolly Varden- Chambers ( two entries), Richard Prevett and Colin Kemplen.
All scripts were entered under a pseudonym and the competition was open to Matamata, Piako and South Waikato residents.
The six scripts will be performed by the society at the Little Theatre on Short St from Thursday to Saturday, June 26 to 28. Each play is about 10 minutes long. It is the third time the society has run the competition and president Colin Kemplen said it was always a lot of fun.
Former entries have gone on to be made into short films and extended into full length plays.
The society’s first show for this year will be the comedy Sex Please We’re Sixty, directed by Hilton Woodroofe. It will run from April 5 to 12.