Mira Ball Productions has placed third in Noosa Arts Theatre’s recent Shorts on Stage competition. With a bevy of local talent on display, theatre groups from around Southeast Queensland competed to score the vote of Audiences Choice!
With two entries – Update and The Ascent – we were proud to be involved and included in this year’s line-up. Only one point separated second and third and Mira Ball Productions is honoured to have placed in the competition.
Our third-place entry Update was written and directed by Elodie Boal and starred the very talented, Lauren Conway. Bringing great vibes and much laughter, Lauren won fans in the Sunshine Coast market. On stage, she portrayed Becky; an unlucky in love socialite who wants dating to be as easy as buying pizza. The combination of current humour and toilet jokes proved to be a pleasing combination.
Our other production, The Ascent, also received great feedback regarding its first-ever performance. A festival premiere, it was one of two dramas (in a sea of comedies). Actors, Sophie Price and Cameron Egginton shocked audiences with their Jack and Jill story-line, with a very intense twist at the end.
Despite our theatre group being based in Brisbane and new to this experience, we had the amazing opportunity to meet and network with Sunshine Coast playwrights and emerging creatives. Taking out first prize of Shorts on Stage was ‘Speak Now of Forever Hold your Peace’, written by Noosa local, Rory Williamson. In second place, was Sunshine Rep. Theatre with ‘He Wouldn’t Approve’.
The Shorts on Stage festival provided a great experience for audiences to witness a smorgasbord of talent. Noosa Arts Theatre has also helped artists, by providing an event for them to showcase their new work. Until next time…