Late last year, I was super surprised but also very delighted to find out my short play The Hold Up was nominated for Best Original Work in the Canberra Area Theatre Awards (aka the CAT Awards).
The nomination came on the back of The Hold Up’s short run at the Wagga Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre‘s Ten X 10 Playfest production in June 2019.
The CAT Awards have been around since the early 90s and aim to recognise the contributions of non-professional groups to the artistic life of Australia — particularly in the Canberra region.
This is my second nomination in the Best Original Work category, with my script for my first full-length play The Inheritance (produced by Budding Theatre) also getting a nod in 2017.
Big thanks to director Margaret Bannister, who directed this incarnation of The Hold Up, and to Ten X 10 Playfest production manager Fay Walters for making the nomination possible.
The CAT Awards Gala Awards Night will be on 18 April 2020. The full list of nominees can be found on the CAT Awards website.
Fingers crossed …