Short + Sweet Manila 2015 Scripts!

Hello Manila!

The world's biggest short-play theatre festival is all set to roll the second time in Manila.


Short + Sweet Manila is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Playwrights may submit their plays starting 1st November 2014.

Those interested in directing a play may register by emailing a short description about themselves to


Plays need to be in English or Tagalog. 

Short + Sweet Theatre Manila 2015


Hello Manila!

The world's biggest short-play theatre festival is all set to roll the second time in Manila.


Short + Sweet Manila is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Playwrights may submit their plays starting 1st November 2014.

Those interested in directing a play may register by emailing a short description about themselves to


Plays need to be in English or Tagalog. ONLY local submissions can be made on this page.


The last date for script submissions is 10th January 2015.

The last date for Director's registration is 20th January 2015.


Short+Sweet Manila 2015 will showcase a total of 30 ten minute plays over three weeks. A fourth weekend will feature a finale of the best 10 out of the 30 plays.

The dates of the Festival will be out very soon. Keep watching this space....

For enquiries kindly email or

Register for Short+Sweet Bollywood

ALL performances must be under 10 minutes. 
It can be any dance form but the only condition is that the song has to be from a Bollywood film.
You will have to mention the name of the film and year of release, when you submit your music CD. Short+Sweet holds no responsbility for the rights to songs used, please ensure all required licenses are sought prior to their inclusion in the festival.

Short+Sweet Dubai Gala Final 2013


Perfect Stillness, a moving and funny tale of a husband struggling to write a eulogy for his wife, swept the awards at the Gala Final of the first ever Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival, presented by Marina Home, 7DAYS and Emirates NBD, at DUCTAC on Saturday night.

Written by Jane Miller, Perfect Stillness won both major awards at the festival - Best Overall Production, as chosen by the judges, as well as the People’s Choice Award for the audience’s favourite play.

Aswathi Menon, who played Annie, also won Best Actress, while Rohit Prakash, who played the husband Tim, won Best Actor Runner-Up. The production was beautifully directed by Rashmi Kotriwala and also starred Majoe Mathew as Harrison.

The Best Actor award went to Mathivanan Rajendram, who travelled all the way from Chennai, for his portrayal of a hapless actor in The Lost Audition, presented by Stray Factory.

While the Best Actress Runner-up went to Niloofar Farzaneh for her hilarious portrayal of the feisty Mimi in No.22.

Best Director went to Sadia Noori for her powerful productions of The Others for Theatrewallas Productions while Dubai Drama Group’s Clifford Single won Best Script for his dark comedy, Friends and Colleagues.

The Others also finished second in the People’s Choice while Third Half Theatre’s production of I Am, written and directed by talented local writer-director Sanjeev Dixit came in third.

Best New Talent for the Festival was awarded to Sanjit Chakravarty, a student of the American School of Dubai, for his stunning performance as a young man trying to find The secret to making the perfect aloo paratha.

Saturday night was the climax of Dubai’s first ever Short+Sweet Festival, which is the largest ten-minute play festival in the world and is already established in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

The Gala Final featured the best eleven plays as chosen by the Judge’s and the Audience from the over 50 ten-minute plays presented at DUCTAC over the past fortnight.

Many of Dubai’s top local theatre groups were represented on the night with Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Third Half Theatre and Theatrewallas Productions all having productions in the Gala.

Alex Broun, Festival Director of the Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival, said he was delighted with the festival’s launch in the U.A.E.

“Short+Sweet Dubai was a huge hit and the response to our inaugural festival has been better than we could have ever hoped for”, said Broun.

“With over 200 local actors, writers and directors taking part in the Festival its clear the local theatre community has already taken Short+Sweet Dubai to its heart.

“And with audiences nearing 2000 over the fortnight its clear local theatre-goers were also delighted by what they were seeing on stage.”

“Short+Sweet is now firmly established in Dubai and will definitely become an annual event. We have already begun plans to make our next Festival in 2014 bigger and better.”

“We also want to thank our wonderful sponsors Marina Home, 7DAYS, Emirates NBD, DIFF, The Kreative Company and all the staff at DUCTAC for making the festival a success and supporting local theatre in Dubai. Giving a platform to local actors, writers and director in Dubai is one of Short+Sweet’s primary goals which we clearly achieved in this festival.”

The full list of award winners from last night is as follows:


BEST OVERALL PRODUCTION:                   Perfect Stillness

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:                           Perfect Stillness

BEST ACTOR:    Mathivanan Rajendran (The Lost Audition)

BEST ACTRESS:                  Aswathi Menon (Perfect Stillness)

BEST ACTOR RUNNER-UP:          Rohit Prakash (Perfect Stillness)

BEST ACTRESS RUNNER-UP: Niloofar Farzaneh (No.22)

BEST DIRECTOR:              Sadia Noori (The Others)

BEST SCRIPT:    Clifford Single (Friends and Colleagues)

BEST NEW TALENT:       Sanjit Chakravarty (The secret to making the perfect aloo paratha)



The Short+Sweet Festival is back in Townsville, featuring a unique lineup of ten-minute plays by local artists!

A lot can happen in ten minutes! And we’re here to prove it. Expect any night to turn from grisly drama to outlandish comedy – all in the time that it takes to heat up a pizza! See a broad spectrum of plays with the one ticket, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals in Brisbane 2015!

You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.

PERFORMANCES: 7pm Fri 28 & Sat 29 November, School of Arts Theatre, Townsville

A brief awards presentation will take place after the final performance on November 29. For tickets, see:


It's been a big year for short theatre in Queensland - the Brisbane and Gold Coast festivals have seen record-breaking numbers and genre-defying new work! Now we just can't wait to see what Townsville artists have got to show us!


Short+Sweet Cabaret Sydney 2015


Short+Sweet Cabaret Sydney 2015 is a sparkling jewel to the Short+Sweet crown. Short+Sweet Cabaret launches 60 + aritists from Sydney and beyond. 

Dates and venue are soon to be announced for Sydney 2015.  So watch this space or better still, join our facebook page to receive regualr updates (

As usual we will offer an array of forums and masterclasses with industry professionals to help you get your cabaret from your bedroom (studio, loungeroom or ...) to the stage

Merging theatre and music cabaret creates an atmosphere of exploration, energy, politics, stories, characters, burlesque, songs, and silliness. Short+Sweet Cabaret 2015 is a forum where new ideas are tested, risks are taken, where the performers and audience share and intimate experience of something new, and never seen before.

Start thinking as cabaret is a world of theatrical possibility - just remember it can be only 10 minutes!

Any Questions? OR Register your interest ...

Contact KATE




Award Recipients for 2014!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Gala Finals on Sunday night, both those on the stage and those in the crowd! All awkward stalling aside, it was a terribly wonderful way to end the festival for 2014!

And congratulations especially to the award recipients for Short+Sweet QLD 2014


Dirty Sexy Politics

The Runaways

I Can Keep a Secret



Join us to celebrate the best short performances in Queensland…

After presenting over 50 works of 10min theatre and cabaret, Short+Sweet has finally arrived at its grand closing night – a showcase of the best of the best.

After much deliberating by anonymous judges and audience members, the finalists have been chosen and are coming back to reprise their sharp short shows in the Powerhouse Theatre for one night only.

Come to see your favourites from Brisbane and the Gold Coast present their work once more. An awards ceremony will conclude the evening, seeing the most outstanding acts scoring some amazing prizes! Don't forget to vote for your favourites to give them that extra push!!