October News Flash

Audience With Murder opening weekend a huge hit, auditions for February production coming soon and last chance to get involved with Writer’s Workshop!

Successful Murder at the ITF!

Months of hard work paid off in the successful premiere of Audience With Murder at the International Theatre Frankfurt this weekend. We played to a good crowd that was happy to laugh, gasp and be surprised right to the very end! Make sure you don’t miss your chance to be entertained by this Russian doll of a play. Click here for further performance dates!

November Play Reading

Rejoice: we have a host already! Eric and Sue have offered to host at the old chapel at Undercroft (corner of Miquelallee and Sebastian-Rinz-Strasse), from 19:30 on Thursday 4th November. On the menu are two one-acts: a comedy and a drama. Please let Wayne – [email protected] – know by Tuesday 2nd November if you want to join us.

Must See

FEST member Lars Heine is directing (and fellow members Sabine Posniak and Harald Schoppe are performing in) a production of “Der Hässliche” by Marius von Mayenburg, 29/30 October and 5/6 November at the IKB. Details on their group’s website

February Production: Oscar Wilde!

Our February co-production with ESOC will be The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by professional actor/director Mark Mineart. We are aiming for one weekend in Frankfurt, one in Darmstadt; dates subject to venue availability: first weekends in February 2011. Auditions will be in Frankfurt, first part of November. More soon!

Writing Workshop: 30 October

There are still some spaces for the writing workshop with Susan Merson on Saturday 30 October, 10.00 -17.00 in Darmstadt! Check out Susan’s work at www.susanmerson.com and register for this great opportunity by mailing [email protected] by 22 October at the latest. The workshop (fee € 25) will be held at ESOC [how to get there: Click here]. You need to bring a photo ID and a laptop or pen & paper. There will be a lunch break at a nearby restaurant. Look forward to seeing you there!

New website!

Well, if you are reading this, then you know we have a new website!

We’ve added loads of pictures and a history of productions in our Production Archive. Have a look and a smile! We’d like to hear from you if you have been involved in some of these productions. Send us a comment about your experience… “the audience was awesome for that show” or “that was when I missed a whole page of script, and didn’t realise”, or some other comments we can post within the archive.

There’s a brand new feature which requires a Member Login User ID. More details on how to access this are forthcoming!

Paid acting work

A request has reached us from local film maker Martin Lancaster, who writes:

“I’m planning to shoot a short 5-10m film in the city and I’m looking for a male and female lead aged 20 – 35. It’s a low budget film so payment would be minimal, but all expenses will be paid and full credit given. The film is a modern day adaptation of the short story Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe. There is minimal dialogue so fluent English isn’t a requirement I’m searching for actors with a particular look so if they could send a photo with a brief bio along to [email protected] that would be great.”

Calendar / What’s On


  • until 30 Oct: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at the English Theatre
  • 15-17 & 21-23 Oct: “Audience With Murder” (AWM) at the ITF
  • 30 Oct: Writing workshop, see above
  • 4 Nov: play reading at the old chapel at Undercroft, hosted by Eric and Sue
  • Nov: auditions for Jan/Feb production
  • 2 Dec: play reading – volunteer host, please step forward!
  • Dec/Jan: Xmas or New Year party


  • Play readings every 1st Thursday of the month (well you should know that by now!)
  • Feb: large-cast full-length play
  • 20-22 & 27-29 May (tbc): 2 one-act plays, one of which will go to FEATS
  • 10-13 June: FEATS in Geneva
  • Oct/Nov: full-length play

That’s it for now; as always, any thoughts / requests / suggestions for what you would like FEST to do or what you would like to see included in these newsflashes, mail [email protected] or [email protected]!