Edythe Brook Cooper Competition Update

Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition

The Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition has sadly come to an end. We would like to thank BATS Theatre Company Inc. for their participation since it’s inception in 2010.

A big thank you to all the entrants over the years and to the following winners:

2012 One Act Plays

PIECES by Sharyn Anne Durley QLD

ONCE BITTEN by Sue Sewell    QLD

THICKER THAN WATER byNeil Anderson VIC

2014 Full Length Plays

DRIFTING by Jo Denver QLD

WARTS and ALL (runner up) by Bruce Hoogendoorn

2016 One Act Plays

SENSES WORKING OVERTIME 

by Robert Attenborough

PIGEONS in TRAFALGAR SQUARE 

by Bruce Olive

LOVE in a FOOD COURT

by Hugh O’BRIEN 

2018 Full Length Plays

DEEP ETERNITY 

by Cerise De Gelder 

TRUE COLOURS 

by Danny Vendramini (runner up)

2020 One Act Plays

ONE STARRY NIGHT 

by Kevin Nemeth

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE

by Sue Sewell 

ASHES TO DUST

by Yvette Wall

2022 Full Length Plays 

THE BORROWING OF FRANKLIN’S

RAM

by Sue Sewell

FAKE PLASTIC TREES 

by Kel Vance (runner up)

The Borrowing of Franklin’s Ram Cast 2022

Thank you to the following adjudicators for their contribution:

Ian Austin 

Glenda O’Connor

Peta Beattie

Joy Marshall 

Felicity Bassingthwaighte

Ron Kelly

Catherine Steer

Alison Lambole

Jacqueline Twigg

Simon Denver

Ranald McCowan

A big thank you to our coordinators:

Susie Pritchard and Jacqui Mata Luque who devised this entire competition and have seen it through so enthusiastically and efficiently. 

Master of Ceremonies 

John McMahon 


Also a big thankyou to John McMahon. Edythe chose him to give her eulogy and we very much appreciated his major supporting role as Master of Ceremonies.

On behalf of the Edythe Brook Cooper Trust

Janice Harper and Bronley Norman

Edythe Brook Cooper

AUDITION

SPIDERELLA AND THE PANTOMIME
VILLAIN ACADEMY, BY PETER NUTTALL

WHEN: TUESDAY 4TH AND THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 2022
LOCATION: BUDERIM WAR MEMORIAL HALL, KING AND CHURCH STREETS, BUDERIM AT 7.30 P.M.

Directed by Kathy Hickson
contact: kathyhicko59@hotmail.com or phone 0400 446 197 for more information.

Character information and further details on the production, can be found by clicking our Auditions page.

Hope to see you at the audition for this exciting and fun production .

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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Rehearsals are well underway for BATS next production “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, written by Steve Martin and directed by Nick Smith. This absurdist comedy takes place in the famous Lapin Agile and features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet there. It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of disclosing amazing ideas (Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905) and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907). At the Lapin Agile, they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent, while interacting with a host of other characters.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile was the first full-length play written by Steve Martin. The first reading of the play took place at Steve Martin’s home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein.

Martin then held a nine-day professional workshop of the play in Melbourne, at the Malthouse Theatre (in conjunction with Belvior St Theatre, which ended with two public staged readings of the play. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.

We are pleased to announce that a benefit performance of Picasso at the Lapin Agile will take place on behalf of the Buderim Foundation on 30th September 2022.
Come join us to help this fabulous local organisation or, if not, enjoy the show during the run of this absurd and very funny Steve Martin play. Further performances follow on 1st October (2pm and 7.30pm), 7th October (7.30pm) and 8th October (2pm and 7.30pm).

By arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals company.

Performance dates:
30 September to 8 October 2022

AUDITION “PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE”

Tuesday 19th July 7:30pm Buderim War Memorial Hall


A comedy by Steve Martin.
Directed by Nick Smith
Email: nickinbuenos@gmail.com

Performance dates:
30 September to 8 October 2022
6 performances

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm.

Cast required:

FREDDY: Male mid 30s plus
GASTON: Male 50 plus
GERMAINE: Female 40s plus
EINSTEIN: Male mid 20s
SUZANNE: Female, 20s
SAGOT: Male or Female
PICASSO: Male mid 20s
CHARLES: Male mid 20s
COUNTESS: Female mid 30s plus
VISITOR: Male or Female mid 30s plus

Picasso at the Lapin Agile was the first full-length play written by Steve Martin. The first reading of the play took place at Steve Martin’s home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein.

Martin then held a nine-day professional workshop of the play in Melbourne, at the Malthouse Theatre (in conjunction with Belvior St Theatre, which ended with two public staged readings of the play. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.

SYNOPSIS

Comedian Steve Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904, the year before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s transition into cubism. The two celebrities of science and art spar for their fields, surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century and beyond.