EK RepFest 2017

Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May 2017, 7.30pm.
The Village Theatre, East Kilbride

ekrepfest2016_winners_webEast Kibride Rep Theatre Club's annual one act play competition returns in May.

A great week of theatre that sees amatuer dramatics clubs from across the country perofrm a short one act play.  Every play is professionally adjudicated at the end of each night - publicly to the audience and privately to the cast and production team.  

On the final night of the festival, trophies from six different categories are awarded.

The categories are:

Best Staging
winner awarded The Betty McAuley Trophy

Best Actress
winner awarded The East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club Trophy

Best Actor
winner awarded The Alf Davidson Cup

Best Production
winner awarded The John McNicol Cup

Production in Second Place
winner awarded The East Kilbride Arts Council Trophy

Production in Third Place
winner awarded The Whitemoss Trophy


This year's competitors
 

Wednesday 10th May
 

Accent Players, Campbeltown
The Magic Roundabout
A comedy/drama by Bob Davidson

Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society
The Pushcart Peddlers
A comedy by Murray Schisgal

Thursday 11th May
 

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre
Last Rites
A drama by Andrew Cleary

Friday 12th May
 

CKPose, Glasgow
Colin's Computer
Agit Prop with multi media by Annie Swan in collaboration with CKPose members

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre
Geriatric Challenge
A comedy by Isabella C Rae

Greenock Players
These My Darker Angels
A drama by Claire Scott

Saturday 13th May
 

Kirkton Players
Feeding the Ducks
A comedy by Michael Parks

Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society
Bonking James Bond
A comedy By April Phillips


About the clubs
 

Accent Players were formed in 1985 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, entering the SCDA Festival every year.  The club also enters the Lorn Drama Festival and the Argyll Drama Festival, and were regulars at the Arran Dramafest. Locally, they have produced pantomimes, variety shows, local pageants and have assisted the emergency services as participants in Emergency Drills. Accent Players are delighted to be performing at East Kilbride again this year.

Fintry Amateur Dramatics Society (FADS) founded in 1977, is 40 years old this year and performs plays, musicals and pantomimes. There are around 40 adult members from Fintry and surrounding villages.  FADS performed at EK RepFest 2014 and 2015 and won several trophies, and are among the finalists in this year's SCDA Scottish Open final.

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre is a community-based group, touring plays and pantomimes round local community halls and churches. Annually, the club produces two/three one-act plays which are toured and entered in festivals, a full-length play, and a pantomime. The club also participates in the lunchtime theatre events in Rutherglen Town Hall, and actively encourages new writing and regularly stages plays and pantomimes written by members.

Kirkton Players are based in the small town of Carluke, and have been regular 'one act' performers with SCDA and EK RepFest since 1991, and have enjoyed many memorable moments and met a whole host of friends along the way. The club last performed at EK RepFest in 2009 when they won two trophies. The club extend their best wishes to all the clubs taking part.

CKPose celebrates diversity and was set up by CKUK (Common Knowledge) in 2005. The aim is to explore the issues faced by people with learning difficulties, using drama. They feature only actors with learning difficulties whose work focuses on the issues that affect themselves and their peers. CKPose members act, write, model and provide voice-overs for photo stories, films, animation and printed publications. They are delighted to be bringing their play to EK RepFest this year, and they hope you enjoy it as much as they enjoy performing it.

Greenock Players is an amateur theatre club based in Greenock, performing one act plays, full length productions and an annual pantomime. The club was founded in 1943 and continues to thrive with a club membership of over fifty adults and a youth section of over 40 children. The club have won the first place trophy for Best Play at EK Repfest, and are among the finalists in this year's SCDA Scottish Open final.


This year's adjudicator

paul-dougallDr Paul K. Dougall is an old friend to the festival.  He last adjudicated our festival in 2012 and we are delighted he has agreed to return to adjudicate EK RepFest 2017.

Dr Dougall was formerly Vice Dean in the faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde; and Head of Department of Applied Arts.

As an adjudicator he has worked at festivals in Scotland, and internationally, for over forty years, and hopes that the experience and insights he has gleaned over that period will be in evidence at this festival.

His interest in drama and dance has been ongoing since his retirement through his research activity and the dance studio he runs in his home town of Hamilton.



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