Annual competitive festivals are very much alive and well in Wales, with both one-act and full-length events taking place across the country.
DAW organises the National Festival of Community Theatre in Wales which usually runs from February to June, culminating in the Wales One Act Final.
Regional Festivals currently participating include:
In 2015, 2 May is the last dates for the regional rounds of the One-Act Play Festivals, and is the date when the finalists will be announced.
The Adjudicator for the 2015 One-Act Play festival regional rounds will be Mike Kaiser GoDA. Mike is a highly experienced and well-known adjudicator on the festivals circuit, but this is his first time to adudicate the Welsh regional rounds.
Check out Mike's biography here. (Word doc, 26KB)
At the end of June, the winner of the Wales One Act Final represents the country by competing against their English, Irish and Scottish counterparts at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays.
Following the pilot project undertaken in 2014, the system for choosing the finalists in 2015 is slightly different - closer to the scheme that was in place prior to 2014.
Last year, the pilot scheme meant the finalists at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays were the winners of each of the 7 Welsh regional rounds of One-Act Play Festivals.
For 2015, the system reverts to what we have been more used to in recent years: that is, the 6 shows with the highest marks from across the regional rounds will progress to the Welsh Final.
All the information about last year's Wales final (2014) can be found on the Wales Final Festival page. Details about the 2015 Festival - booking, accommodation etc. - will be posted here when available.
The DAW rules for the 2014 Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays can be downloaded here. (Word doc, 1.2MB).
If you’re interested in entering a competition, or going along to watch as a member of an audience, Contact Us to find out where your nearest competition is taking place.