Update: Wesley Institute Students and Alumni Advance to the Short and Sweet Gala Finals!
For a second consecutive year, a group of Wesley Institute students and alumni have made it to the Short and Sweet Gala Finals!
After 5 brilliant performances at the Newtown Theatre in February, The Whiskey Bar advanced to the People’s Choice Showcase at the Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville, performing last week. The western musical was another hit, with the show coming in first and now proceeding to the Gala Finals this weekend at the Seymour Centre!
From around 180 brand new ten minute plays that were performed in January, February and March, including over 300 writers and directors, and close to 500 actors, the Gala Finals includes the top 12 acts.
"Our experience at Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville was nothing but a success," said Andrew Bollom, Assistant Director and cast member of The Whiskey Bar. "We felt comfortable and strong as an ensemble, and had a lot of fun playing with our ten minute piece as we strove to entertain and challenge our audience. To perform another whole season was a gift and a very cool opportunity to explore and expose the variety of gifts among the members of our cast."
On behalf of Wesley Institute, congratulations to Robert den Engelsman, writer and director of The Whiskey Bar, and the cast of Drama and Music students and alumni on your achievements!
The Whiskey Bar is the inaugural performance of Matriark Art Theatre, founded by Drama Drama alumni Andrew Bollom, Robert den Engelsman, Nicholas O’Regan, Scott Parker and Faith Treacy.
For more information on Matriark Art Theatre, click here.
View the original article, ‘Keeping it Short and Sweet’ here.
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