Re­porter’s Short n Sweet de­but looms

As part of our re­porter chal­lenge se­ries, re­porter Rexine Hawes will take part in the Mata­mata Dra­matic So­ci­ety Short n Sweet Fes­ti­val.

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It’s proven that Mata­mata has very tal­ented stage ac­tors, direc­tors and play writes.

This has been ev­i­denced by all the fab­u­lous stage per­for­mances at both the Mata­mata Mu­si­cal and Dra­matic the­atres in town.

An­other fine ex­am­ple of this is the Mata­mata Dra­matic So­ci­ety Short ‘n’ Sweet fes­ti­val at the end of this month.

It is a col­lec­tion of six 10 minute plays - writ­ten by lo­cal play­wrights.

The top six plays were cho­sen to be per­formed and upon com­ple­tion of the fes­ti­val, one will be an­nounced the win­ner.

It’s a great event to get along to and show your sup­port for the arts in our com­mu­nity.

Colin Kem­plen chal­lenged me to be part of the fes­ti­val - and since I have never been on stage in my life - a chal­lenge is ab­so­lutely spot on.

I have a small role with few lines in a play writ­ten by Colin Kem­plen.

I have my lines mem­o­rised - tick. I turn up to ev­ery re­hearsal - tick. So far I am do­ing okay. How­ever, I have no idea how to ac­tu­ally act, and I feel like the prover­bial fish out of wa­ter.

Ap­par­ently you have to project Do you have a chal­lenge for our re­porter? Email rexine.hawes@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz

RACHEL PRID­HAM

Re­porter Rexine Hawes with Colin Kem­plen on set for the Mata­mata Dra­matic So­ci­ety Short n Sweet Fes­ti­val.

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