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The nominations for the finals the 2017 TheatreFest are
|All my love, Paul||Invercargill Repertory||Comedy|
|An Incident||Huntington Hounds||Comedy/Drama|
|An incident at the border||Dramatix||Comedy|
|Can you keep a secret?||Wakatipu High School||Drama|
|Crucible (Excerpt)||Havelock North High School||Drama|
|In the tank||Country Players Inc||Comedy|
|Rules of play||St Andrew's College||Drama|
The date and venue for the 2017 National TheatreFest Final and Theatre New Zealand Annual Conference is
|TNZ Conference and Workshops||Wellington - Whitireia Performance Centre||16 September 2017||Ewen Coleman
|National Final||Wellington - Hannah Playhouse||16-17 September 2017||Jon Pheloung||Ewen Coleman
|AGM, TNZ Open Forum and Keynote Speaker||Wellington - Hannah Playhouse||17 September 2017||Ewen Coleman
Two venues will be used over Saturday and Sunday. This structure means just one night’s accommodation for teams, supporters and TNZ members coming to Wellington.
The National TheatreFest Final will be held Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday 1:00pm with the Awards Ceremony at approximately 3:30pm on the Sunday and it is hoped to have everything concluded by 4:30pm. The venue will be the Hannah Playhouse in Courtenay Place.
On Saturday the Conference will begin at the Whitireia Performance Centre in Vivian Street with morning workshops repeated in the afternoon. On Sunday the conference continues at the Hannah Playhouse with the TNZ Annual General Meeting followed by an Open Forum and a keynote speaker, all in the upstairs bar area.
Two extra bonuses for the Hannah Playhouse audience on Sunday afternoon: Redcliffe Musical Theatre, the team from Queensland will perform their winning extract from Agnes of God while the Adjudicator makes his decisions. And Roger Hall. playwright, will launch NZ Theatre Month ’18 also before the awards ceremony.
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