Upcoming Events

Next Meeting

Club Sapphire Merimbula – Rockpool Cafe
Wednesday 11 April 2018 6-7pm
All members welcome. Join us afterwards for a catch up drink or dinner at the bistro.

Footprint Theatre at the Short+Sweet Festival

Footprint Theatre is delighted to announce that not one, not two, but THREE of its plays have been selected for the Canberra Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in April 2018.

Each show at the Canberra Theatre Centre’s Courtyard Studio consists of ten x 10 minute plays from Canberra and the surrounding regions. The top 10 plays selected by judges and the audience from Week One, Week Two and the Wildcards are invited to play in the Gala Final on Saturday 28 April 2018, where judges’ awards for script, direction and acting are presented and the People’s Choice Award is announced.

Our two Week One plays will be performed at 7.30pm on 17-20 April 2018:

ONE NIGHT STAN by Adam Szudrich, directed by Lis Shelley and featuring Sarah Dangers, Jennifer Willcox and Elizabeth Brennan
A comedic love story told by three very different women from different generations about their mysterious date with “Stan”.

STILL LIFE Monologue written and performed by Anna Auer, directed by Lis Shelley
From sandpit to surgery, just how far will Jordan go to prove he is a better artist than his rival?

Our Wildcard play will be performed at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 21 April 2018:

WALKING THE DOG Comedy by Penelope Hunt, directed by Graham Brown and featuring Penelope Hunt, Karl Auer and Lis Shelley
Jill’s dog Barney is looking even fatter since her recently retrenched husband Darryl took over ‘walkies’. She recruits her friend Sally to help investigate.

This will be Footprint’s fourth appearance at the festival. If you’re planning a trip to Canberra in the April school holidays, do book in (tickets sell out fast), watch some fantastic 10 minute plays and vote for the People’s Choice Award!

Tickets are now on sale from the Canberra Theatre Centre

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About Us

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Footprint Theatre is a touring community theatre group based around Pambula, in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

We don’t have a ‘home theatre’ – instead you’ll find us doing street theatre, performing at outdoor events and festivals, doing readings and radio plays or staging theatre performances in country halls or outdoor venues around the south east region of NSW, Australia.

Mentoring and skills development in all aspects of theatre is very important to us and we run regular workshops and school holiday drama schools with local, regional and interstate tutors.

We love collaborating with other artists, other theatre groups, writers, musicians, choreographers, technicians and community organisations to make great theatre.

Are you:

  • A beginner willing to have a go?
  • A theatre practitioner willing to share your expertise?
  • An event organiser looking for a customised performance event?
  • A playwright looking for a group to workshop your play?
  • A performer or group touring in our area who needs local promotion, box office, technical or front of house crew?

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Footprint Theatre was founded on 26 March 2009 at a meeting in the Pambula Town Hall in Pambula NSW. It became an incorporated association on 27 May 2009. The founding committee of 2009 comprised Lis Shelley, Wilma Donovan, Karl Auer, Robert Buck and Peter O’Brien.

Committee 2017/18