Head over to our YouTube channel to see the winning scripts performed on the stage.
We're telling you here now, the next big name in scriptwriting could be from the Northern Beaches.
The inaugural Young Scriptwriters Competition asked local high school students to write an original short play script, based on the theme 'Fake News'. Finalists then had the opportunity to see their plays bought to the stage by a director and see them performed at Glen Street Theatre.
Our six finalists interpreted the theme of Fake News into different scenarios; from the impact on personal relationships to how the public is misled. Not only that, their plays allowed us to view the world of misinformation through the lens of journalism, sci-fi and everything in between. We were so excited to receive many insightful and creative interpretations.
We want to again congratulate the winning scriptwriters and their short plays which are listed below:
- A Fake Faze written by Ella Spedding and Andi Lau, performed by Beau Power and Amelie Stone
- Clock Toc written by Aurielle Smith and Mila Kate Smith, performed by Izzy Raj-Seppings and Jasmine Walters
- Father and Son written by Harper Wilshire, Bailey Hunt and Alex Moore, performed by Michael Hawkins and Lila Lawrence
- Journalistic Jeopardy written by Jack Hamiltongray, Olivia Berne and Maxim Clements, performed by Bailey Haynes and Isabella Methven
- The Gambling Man written by Finley Hill, performed by Liam O’Neill and Catherine Gilbert
- The Intergalactic Times written by Lisa Coleman, performed by Coll Burns and Joel Davies-Sparkes
We would also like to thank director Paul Winchester and the local actors from Point Break Drama who bought these scripts to life. The performances were filmed and are available to view on our YouTube channel.
We are proud to offer opportunities for young writers to explore their creativity and talent. Our annual Young Writers Competition is currently open to all students on the Northern Beaches, from Kindergarten to Year 12.