Welcome to The Hartwell Players, Melbourne's oldest community theatre company. The company began in 1938, and is still going strong. Read All About Hartwell to find out more about how it all started. We produce four shows a year: a pantomime or children's show in the January school holidays; a Shakespeare show; a series of one-act plays; and a full length production.
Summer Show - 6 shows only - January 2014.
Auditions for Season 2 - Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors - will be held on Sunday January 19th 2014.
Auditions will be held in small group sessions from 1pm.
Heaps of great roles available!
Are you a director? Do you have a play you've always wanted to get on the stage? The Hartwell Committee welcomes submissions from interested directors for all of our seasons.
We are currently taking submissions for the 2015 seasons:
Season 1, 2015 - Summer Show / Panto (Performing Jan 2015)
Season 2, 2015 - One Act Plays (Performing July 2015)
Season 3, 2015 - Full Length Drama/Comedy (Performing Sept 2015)
Bonus Season - Youth Production(Performing April 2015)
If you would like to submit to direct at Hartwell next year or at some time in the future, please email email@example.com with a brief proposal (don't forget to include a resume of your experience in theatre).
NB: The Youth Production is a new venture for Hartwell Players, and is open to anyone who would like to put on a show that will provide opportunities for youth performers & crew. This season will only go ahead if a suitable production is available.
Are you a writer? Contact the Play Selection Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have your works read and considered for future seasons.
19th Annual Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival
All three of Hartwell's One Act Plays performed over the weekend of 19th - 21st July 2013.
Nominations were not given for any category however Hartwell received the following awards:
ADJUDICATOR'S AWARD - Laura Bradley as Prudence (The Last Dance Of The Plum Sisters)
ADJUDICATOR'S AWARD - Aynslie Watson as Felicia (The Last Dance Of The Plum Sisters)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MALE) - Daniel Madrigali as Jack (Spoiler Alert)
BEST YOUTH ACTOR - Molly Farquharson as Red Riding Hood (Disenchanted)
Well done everyone!
13th Annual South Gippsland One Act Play Festival
All three of Hartwell's One Act Plays performed over the weekend of 10th - 11th August 2013.
This was another fantastic weekend of shows, not only from Hartwell but from a wide variety of other theatre companies.
Congratulations to all those who received awards or nominations!
VDL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: Chloe Kues as Jill (Spoiler Alert)
ADJUDICATOR'S CHOICE AWARD: Daniel Madrigali as Jack (Spoiler Alert / Disenchanted)
BEST LEAD ACTOR (FEMALE): Chloe Kues (Spoiler Alert)
BEST LEAD ACTOR (MALE): Daniel Madrigali (Spoiler Alert)
Congratulations to all cast & crew for all their hard work, not only at the festivals but also at our Home Season.