December Newsflash

Wishing all our members and supporters a very Happy New Year! May 2020 overflow with blessings of peace, love, joy and of course plenty of drama on the Franklin stage! 

Script submissions

Please don’t forget to submit your scripts by Friday 10th January for our One Act Play Festival. Full details of the festival below.


One Act Play Festival 2020

We can’t wait for the new year because with it comes another OAPF! Here’s a round-up of everything you need to know…

Whether you want to write, act or direct, be sure to familiarise yourself with the festival rules and guidelines.

For those who wish to submit their scripts for consideration, the submission deadline is 10 January. Email your scripts to and please don’t miss the deadline! 

If you would like to try your hand at directing, contact us to be added to the director’s list and let’s see what scripts become available closer to the time. We are always on the lookout for new directing talent and this is the perfect way to hone your skills in a co-creative and friendly environment. Of course experienced directors are welcome too!

Don’t miss the chance to strut your stuff on stage. The plays are short (35-45min) and you have the opportunity to sink your teeth into more than one production if you like. Diarise the following audition dates:

  • Sunday 19th January, 2.30pm
  • Monday 20th January, 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 22nd January, 7.30pm

Before you audition, please make sure you will be available to perform on the following show dates:

  • Friday 27th March
  • Saturday 28th March
  • Friday 3rd April
  • Saturday 4th April


The Franklin family

All actors cast in our shows automatically become members and pay membership for the year (R200 for adults, R100 for students and half price after July 1st). We welcome and encourage you to join for reduced ticket prices, free workshops and a wonderful community just as interested in the stage life as you. 

It’s easy to become a member – simply complete the membership form and email it to together with proof of payment. For more information and background about The Franklin Players, read more about us here.

Join the Franklin WhatsApp community!

Both members and non-members are welcome to join the Franklin WhatsApp group to stay informed about future auditions, events and upcoming shows. Send us a message on 082 366 9987 to join the community. And don’t worry, commenting is disabled (admin only) so you won’t be spammed with a barrage of messages!


Great acting quotes
“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”

Lupita Nyong’o





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