August Season for The Pillowman is cancelled due to the Covid Shutdown in Victoria
We are working with Brimbank City Council under Victorian CHO advice to see if the show can be staged in November 2021 to a live audience.
It’s Powderkeg’s 50th anniversary! We’re celebrating with an old fashion Gala Night Chicken & Champagne and a Trivia Night!
This event is also cancelled due to the Covid Shutdown in Victoria
A party to celebrate all the old times at Powderkeg Players/Sunshine Community Theatre/Dear Park Drama Group from 1971 to 2021, held at our current venue Dempster Park Hall.
Chicken and Champagne will be available to make it feel like the Gala night’s of old back in Deer Park.
GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON ON THE NIGHT AND A HUGE CELEBRATION IS IN ORDER (in a Covid safe way)
BYO or drinks, prizes, stories, photographs, questions of long lost but not forgotten Powderkeg shows.
Walk down memory lane, meet some old friends, tell those stories of theatre shows again and again! Help us piece together our history by filling in the gaps.
Contact secretary Gemma Francis with any question or if you have something historical you’d like to contribute, phone 0432 973 381 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgTickets available, $15 per head all funds go towards support Powderkeg Players for the next 50 years.
23rd Victorian Drama League Awards held on Sunday 24th November 2019
Highlights from Powderkeg Players The Beast by Eddie Perfect direct by Tess Maurici
🎖Adjudicators Award to Donna and David Prince for creation of the cow
🥈Silver Award to Tess Maurici and Carol Own for best properties
🏆 Winner Ben Mitchell best actor in a minor role
🎈Nomination Caitlyn Yolland best actress in a minor role
🎈Nomination Kylie Ryan best actress in a leading role
🎈Nomination James Antonas best actor in a leading role
🏅Nomination Tess Maurici Best director in a Comedy
🐄 Nomination Powderkeg Players best production of a comedy
🙌Congratulations to all who won awards and nominations!
Who are we?
President: Stephen Andrews
Secretary: Gemma Francis
Location: Dempster Park Hall 82 Phoenix Street North Sunshine
Born in Melbourne’s west, the Powderkeg Players date back to the 70s and 80s where they staged several plays a year to a packed audience. We began life as the Dear Park Drama Group after a group of parents and teachers put on a Christmas production at Deer Park Primary school in 1971. The play was so well received that the group negotiated a lease with the Commonwealth Department of Supply on the Albion Explosive Factory on Station Road. With a small grant from the Sunshine City Council, the group turned the empty hall into the Powderkeg Playhouse and their home.
Powderkeg Players acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.