One-act plays test new director talent

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Dom Depiazzi is excited to be directing his first play in the Busselton Repertory Club’s upcoming One-Act Plays show at the Weld Theatre.
Camera IconDom Depiazzi is excited to be directing his first play in the Busselton Repertory Club’s upcoming One-Act Plays show at the Weld Theatre. Credit: usselton Dunsborough Times, Cameron Myles

Busselton Repertory Club will take audiences through a variety of shows next week as its one-act plays performance kicks off.

The shows, featuring four plays with the theme of Goddesses, Girls and Giggles, are an opportunity for new directors to enter the theatre with one-act scripts.

Dom Depiazzi is taking on his first directing role with the Emperor’s New Play, written by his dad, James, and focusing on two actors who have to perform but find themselves with no lines.

Depiazzi, 18, said the one-act plays were a good way to get a start in another aspect of the theatre.

“One-act plays are based on a simple script, so it’s a good way to get into directing,” he said.

“Everyone who has taken part has some experience in acting, but directing needs a slightly different way of thinking.”

Depiazzi tried out his play at Shorelines Bunbury and is excited for it to show in Busselton.

For the first-time directors, the process has been made less daunting with mentoring from experienced directors at the theatre.

Busselton Repertory Club’s One-Act Plays opens at the Weld Theatre on Thursday, March 2, with performances also on March 3 and 4 at 7pm and on March 5 at 3pm.

Tickets are available through trybooking.com/OUJK, by phoning 0427 727 077, or at the door on the evening.

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