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One Night To Write
One Day To Play

One Night Only
Sunday 13th April @ 6PM

The Tap Gallery (Upstairs)
1/278 Palmer Street DARLINGHURST

Participant Briefing Date: Saturday 12th April @ 5PM

Seeking Actors and Directors
– Submissions for Writers CLOSED

24 HOUR THEATRE is a fast and furious project, where teams of actors, writers and directors will create and produce completely original short plays all in 24 hours. In the afternoon of Saturday 12th April 2014  actors will be grouped into their acting ensembles and assigned a writer (or writing team) and a director. Each writer will draw a topic or ‘red-herring’  out of a hat, of which they will need to include in the play that they will write THAT NIGHT. There will also be a communal topic drawn that all plays must incorporate into the plays. Writers will have an opportunity to brainstorm their ideas with their director and actors on the evening.

At 9:00am the next morning, the writer will hand the original script to their director and actors who will learn their lines, stage their play and perform it that night. This is an exciting challenge and stacks of fun!

Expressions of interest can be emailed to Producer Luke Berman (Black Box Theatre) at luke@blackboxtheatre.org – please include whether you would like to act, write or direct, and tell us a little about yourself and your theatre experience, feel free to include your CV and headshot if you have one. This project is open to everyone!

You can apply to participate as an individual, or you can put together your own group of actors/writers/directors. Applications from Independent Theatre Companies are welcome.

Tickets for audience will be $15 each, there are no admission fees for participants.


‘The Commuter’ impresses at Short+Sweet Sydney

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Geoff Sirmai, Adam O’Brien, Charlotte Connor and Nik Nikitenko (front) star in Trevar Chilver’s ‘The Commuter’ directed by Luke Berman

The Commuter – written by Canberra playwright Trevar Chilver impressed audience and judges at week four of Sydney’s Short+Sweet – the world’s largest short play festival at the King Street Theatre, Newtown.

Directed by Black Box Theatre’s Luke Berman, The Commuter starred Adam O’Brien, Geoff Sirmai, Charlotte Connor (assistant director) and the very talented and adorable Nik Nikitenko who turned 9 years old during rehearsals.

The Commuter received recognition at the week’s presentation evening, being awarded runner up best production behind the incredible The Sum of Your Experience and third most popular play as voted by the audience. Congratulations to all!

Review from Sydney Arts Guide Review by Bronwyn Fullerton

” “The Commuter”, cleverly written by Trevar Chilver and directed with energy and humour by Luke Berman, involves a chance meeting between a commuter on his way home, a mysterious young boy, his mother and an annoying American tourist.  The commuter (played with warm honesty by Adam O’Brien) confides wholeheartedly in the audience about his conflicting thoughts, fears and racism, whilst juggling with his intruders, the lost young boy (played by the talented Nik Nikitenko), and the funny, camera hugging tourist (played hilariously by Geoff Sirmai).  ”

Click here to read the full review on week 4, Short+Sweet Sydney Top 80

Click here to check out Short+Sweet Sydney’s website