Awards for best production, script, director, actor and most promising production will be given during the 2008 Stop Crime Drama Festival in March.
Aspirant authors, directors, actors and stage managers are also being equipped and empowered through the festival's developmental theatre workshops.
Auditions for up to 18 competing productions are due to be held at:
lKlerksdorp Community Hall in Klerksdorp on February 28;
lTaung Mmabana Cultural Centre in Taung on February 29; and
l Mmabatho Mmabana Cultural Centre in Mmabatho on March 1.
Established and budding artists will conduct the developmental theatre workshops over three weeks from March 10.
The festival will be held between March 27 and March 30, featuring a launch, an anti-crime rally or carnival, actual performances of the competing productions and the awards ceremony. - Victor Mecoamere