April Newsflash

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks “Go”.

Rehearsals for the Spring Productions are in full swing, with cast members striving to get “off book” and getting in and out of character at all times of day and night.

Spring Productions

A Time for Farewells

By Damian Trasler, directed by Jeff Book

Alex – Alex Kay

Sarah – Lea Dunbar

Steve – Michael Ennis

Mike – Patrick O’Sullivan

The Actor’s Nightmare

By Christopher Durang, directed by Andreas Eschenbacher

George – Patrick Janelle

Sarah – Margot Phelan

Henry – Max Wallraff

Ellen – Nathalie Kraemer

Meg – Veronica Vries

Executioner – David Mark

We still require volunteers for the production team for the two 1-act plays!

Please contact us at [email protected]  to volunteer and see https://festfrankfurt.org/ for more information.

Performances will take place on:

·         27, 28 May at 19:30, 29th May at 19:00, Interkulturelle Buehne, Alt-Bornheim 32, Frankfurt

·         4 June at 19:30, 5 June at 19:00 Saalbau Titus-Forum, Walter-Möller-Platz 2, Frankfurt

·         A Time For Farewells” is also entered as FEST’s competition play for FEATS 2011 in Geneva, performance during the weekend of 10-13 June

FEST has moved!

…no, not to Berlin (making it BEST) or Paris (PEST), but merely to the west of Frankfurt. On Saturday 16th , a squadron of FESTers woke up at an early hour to travel through the countryside collecting props, costumes and other stage equipment from various places and brought them to our new storage facility near Frankfurt.

FEST’s 35th Anniversary

FEST plans to celebrate its 35th Anniversary during the autumn of 2012. We are looking for volunteers to form a small team to come up with ways of marking this occasion. Is there a theatrical project that you feel would be appropriate to celebrate FEST as it enters its mid-thirties?

Please contact Jeff Book or Patrick O’Sullivan, [email protected]  to volunteer.

Workshops? Play Readings? Suggestions?

The FEST committee needs input from you, the membership, about activities that you would like to take part in over the next year. To that end, you will receive a survey from us shortly. We would be grateful if you would take some time to fill it out and return it to us. We need your input to decide the direction in which you want to take the organisation.

Full-Length Play November 2011

We are still looking for ideas for our full-length production in November 2011. Do you have an original script burning a hole in your pocket? Fancy making a splash as a first-time director?  Please contact us at [email protected]   you have any proposals or ideas.

Upcoming events by other groups

Theatre Summer School ’11

A week of professionally led theatre training from just £275

A choice of two fantastic courses:

University of Wales, Newport – Caerleon Campus, 13 – 19 August 2011

Full course details and how to book can be found on the Drama Association of Wales website (http://www.dramawales.org.uk/pages/summerschool.html) . Alternatively, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Gary at [email protected]