Ghosting: Courier’s Rebecca to see screenplay come to life


Rebecca Coutts-Smith.
Rebecca Coutts-Smith.

PLAYWRIGHT Rebecca Coutts-Smith’s award-winning play Ghosting is on at Marloo Theatre in Greenmount.

The 29-year-old said she originally wrote the script for Blak Yak’s 24-hour stage project to create a 20-minute production.

“I wrote the play in about three hours then finally got some sleep,” she said.

Ghosting won the award for best script on the night.

The one-act play will also feature at the Hills Festival on Theatre.

Judges will assess short plays performed at the festival for a series of awards including best original play.

Coutts-Smith said she liked scriptwriting because she could use words and her imagination to get to the heart of an issue.

“I’ve been writing for the theatre for about two years and this is my second play performed on the open stage,” she said.

“This is the first time I’ve had one of my plays put on without any involvement from me; it’s very exciting.”

Coutts-Smith said Ghosting was a one-act play about what happens in a relationship when one person becomes more involved.

Directed by Shelly Miller, the play stars Mel Costall, Jeremy Salt and Sheridan Podmore, with original music by Kiran Podmore.

Ghosting will play from tonight until September 10.