TheatreFest Conditions of Entry

Last Updated: Monday, 24 February 2020 21:19

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CONITIONS OF ENTRY

COST OF ENTERING THEATREFEST

TheatreFest Entry Fee

The current entry fee is $80 per entry for member groups (or $100 for non-members) and is for each entry regardless of how many presentations a group/school is entering.

This Entry Fee is paid to TNZ, not the local organisers and covers administration costs of running TheatreFest.
Payment of the entry fee is by direct credit into the TNZ bank account or by posting in a cheque. Details are on the Entry Form.

TNZ Membership Fee

Non-financial groups or schools who wish to enter TheatreFest competitively must become members and pay the annual membership fee of $100.00 by direct credit into the TNZ bank account.

Those wanting an adjudication but not wanting to enter competitively can do so by paying the $110 entry fee and not becoming members and paying the $100 membership fee.

TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – up to 60 minutes per presentation

The TheatreFest Organisers, at all levels, will provide groups with information on the venue’s stage setting, lighting and sound that will be available for that TheatreFest.

Providing special effects, specialist or additional settings, lighting and sound is the responsibility of each group. Information about these must be provided to the TheatreFest Organisers with the Entry Form.

If strobe lighting is used in a presentation, a warning must be printed in the programme.

Technical rehearsals are to be used wisely, they are to rig lights if necessary, run lighting cues, check entrances and exits, and to assess the venues performance area for acoustics etc. Where possible, avoid doing a full run of the presentation.

Please note that the host venue is not responsible for providing furniture and props, these are the responsibility of each team.

LOCAL TheatreFest

REGIONAL TheatreFest

There will be one Adjudicator for the two North Island Regional TheatreFest’s and one Adjudicator for the two South Island Regional TheatreFest’s. After adjudicating the two TheatreFest’s each Adjudicator is assigned to, they will confer to select the plays to advance to the National TheatreFest. Teams will be asked to supply the Regional TheatreFest Organising Committee with information such as stage, lighting and sound plans, any Technical support required for their rehearsal and information for the programme such as cast and crew list etc.

NATIONAL TheatreFest

Up to eight presentations are selected from the Regional TheatreFest to advance to the National TheatreFest.

Teams will be asked to supply the Regional TheatreFest Organising Committee with information such as stage, lighting and sound plans, any Technical support required for their rehearsal and information for the programme such as cast and crew list etc.

PAYMENTS TO PARTICIPANTS

Performers, including musicians, who are on stage as part of the presentation, cannot receive remuneration, whether direct or indirect, for performing in any competitive presentation.

Directors & Crew may be paid, but if paid cannot appear in the presentation.

SUBSTITUTION OF CAST MEMBERS

A team going forward to a Regional TheatreFest may substitute an actor if, for whatever reason, a cast member becomes unavailable to perform at that Regional TheatreFest.

However, teams going forward to the National TheatreFest can only substitute an actor under exceptional circumstances and this can only be done in consultation with the TheatreFest National Administrator.

SCRIPTS

Groups entering TheatreFest are required to email a scanned copy of their presentation, to the National

TheatreFest Organiser, when they submit their TheatreFest Entry Form.

CENSORSHIP

There is no censorship within the TheatreFest system. However, it is advised that if a presentation has scenes or language that may cause offence then a warning should be given in the programme.

ADJUDICATION

Adjudications will consist of:

  1. General comments from the stage to the group and audience.
  2. A more in-depth discussion with the group in the Green Room at Local and Regional TheatreFest only. No Green Room discussion is held at the National TheatreFest.
  3. A written report.

USEFUL CONTACTS FOR RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES and SCRIPT INFORMATION

Playmarket
PO Box 9767
Te Aro Wellington 6049

Phone: (04) 382-8462
Fax: (04) 382-8461
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Website: www.playmarket.org.nz

Play Bureau (NZ) Ltd
Helen and Brian Horsnell
PO Box 9013
St. Clair Dunedin 9047

Phone: (03) 455-9959
Fax: (03) 455-9959
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Website: www.playbureau.com

APRA
Emma Fleetwood
Theatrical Licensing Representative
Unit 113, Zone 23
23 Edwin Street
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024

Phone: (09) 623-4724
Fax: (09) 623-2174
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Website: www.apra.co.nz

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