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Beverley has been associated with the Yackandandah Theatre Company for fifteen years, and first started writing plays to meet the needs of this group.  Her playwriting career was given a huge boost in 2010 when she won Best Play in the Eltham Little Theatre’s Ten Minute Quickie Competition with Item on the News.  This short play was then performed by Short + Sweet in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.  Other ten minute plays have been performed at the Short + Sweet Festival in Sydney (2013, 2014 & 2015).  Beverley’s play, Watermarks, was placed third in the 2014 Carnival of Flowers One Act Play Writing Competition.  In their 2015 competition her play, Saturdays on the Sidelines was placed second.  Beverley has also had several monologues performed by Hothouse Theatre in Wodonga, Short Fringe in Albury and ‘Mad Women Monologues’ (Baggage Productions) in Melbourne.  Other short plays have been performed by Play Six in Melbourne, Townsville Little Theatre, Bay Theatre Players (Bateman’s Bay) and Gemco Players.

ONE ACT

Renovator’s Delight performed in 2006 by the Yackandandah Theatre Company.

It’s Decided Then performed in 2009 by the Yackandandah Theatre Company.

Eating Mangoes on the Moon performed in 2012 by the Yackandandah Theatre Company and in Townsville as part of the Townsville Little Theatre’s “Short Season of Short Plays” 2014.

Watermarks was a finalist in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers One Act Play Writing Competition and was performed by Toowoomba Repertory in September 2014.  It was placed third.

Saturdays on the Sidelines (formerly It’s Decided Then) was a finalist in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers One Act Play Writing Competition and was performed by Toowoomba Repertory in September 2015.  It was placed second.

 

TEN MINUTE

Item on the News won the Eltham Little Theatre “Ten Minute Quickie” Competition in 2010.  It was then performed at Short + Sweet in Canberra and Melbourne in 2011, and Sydney as a Wildcard in 2012. Also performed by Yackandandah Theatre Company as part of their “Bite Size” production in 2011.

What if you’re not Meryl Streep performed by Yackandandah Theatre Company as part of their “Bite Size” production in 2011 and Gemco Players (Emerald) in 2011. 

Unlocked performed by Gemco Players (Emerald) in 2011, Play Six (Melbourne) in 2012 and the Bay Theatre Players (Bateman’s Bay) in 2014.

Interval performed by Gemco Players in 2012 and the Yackandandah Theatre Company in 2013.

Double Image performed by Gemco Players in 2013.

A Leading Role performed by Gemco Players in 2013, Short + Sweet as a Wildcard in 2014 and the Yackandandah Theatre Company as part of their “Snapshot” production in 2015.

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Brendan Hogan and Madeleine Quirk in A Leading Role, 2015

So Thin performed by Gemco Players in 2014.

Lipstick and Mirrors performed by Gemco Players in 2014.

Coffee After performed by the Yackandandah Theatre Company in 2015.

Mandy Carroll-Jones, Jan Salter and Brian Lannen in Coffee After, 2015
Mandy Carroll-Jones, Jan Salter and Brian Lannen in Coffee After, 2015

 

MONOLOGUES 

Ladies, Please Bring a Plate was part of Madwomen Monologues (Baggage Productions), Melbourne, 2012.

Lipstick and Mirrors was a shortlisted entry in the Hothouse Theatre Solo Competition, 2014, and was a Wildcard in Short + Sweet Sydney 2015.  Also performed by Yackandandah Theatre Company, in their “Snapshot” production in 2015.

Jess Drummond in Lipstick and Mirrors, 2015
Jess Drummond in Lipstick and Mirrors, 2015

Tailwind was part of Madwomen Monologues (Baggage Productions), The Taphouse, Melbourne, 2014;  the Yackandandah Theatre Company and the Albury Fringe Festival, 2015.

Beverley Lello in Tailwind, 2015
Beverley Lello in Tailwind, 2015

Sounds like Rain was a shortlisted entry in the Hothouse Theatre Solo Competition, Wodonga, 2015 and performed as part of the Eltham Little Theatre “Ten Minute Quickie” Competition, 2016.

The Dotted Line was part of Madwomen Monologues (Baggage Productions), The Owl and Cat Theatre, Richmond, 2015.

Ruth Katerelos in The Dotted Line, 2016
Ruth Katerelos in The Dotted Line, 2016

Naming the Baby was part of Madwomen Monologues (Baggage Productions), The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, 2016.

Kathy Lepan-Walker in Naming the Baby, Mad Women Monologues, 2016
Kathy Lepan-Walker in Naming the Baby, Mad Women Monologues, 2016

Elizabeth Barber was part of the production “From Here to There” performed by the Yackandandah Theatre Company in Yackandandah, 2016.

Lisa Mason as Elizabeth Barber in the Yackandandah Theatre Company production "From Here to There"
Lisa Mason as Elizabeth Barber in the Yackandandah Theatre Company production “From Here to There”, 2016