A range of awards were handed out at the Durham One Act Festival. These include:

  • 1. BEST MALE ACTOR. For the best individual performance by a male actor of any age.
  • 2. BEST FEMALE ACTOR. The Teresa Hagger Award for the best individual performance by a female actor of any age.
  • 3. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR. For the best supporting or character role by an actor (male or female) of any age.
  • 4. BEST YOUNG ACTOR. For the best performance by an actor (male or female) under the age of 21 at the time of the Festival. This award is available to any young actor, whether in a youth or adult group.
  • 5. ADJUDICATOR’S AWARD. This award is entirely at the discretion of the Adjudicator.
  • 6. NEW WRITING AWARD. To encourage new writing this will be for a new play, written in the last five years, that has not previously been published or performed professionally, and not performed at a festival except in the last six months. The play must comply with the general competition rules, ie be between 20 and 55 minutes long and have at least 2 speaking characters on stage.
  • 7. BEST PRODUCTION. The Overall Winner. This production (subject to sufficient standard having been reached) will go forward to the North Regional Semi-Final.

NB: Awards may be added or substituted at this stage, but final confirmation will be made here nearer the time.