Short+Sweet Canberra 2016

Short+Sweet is a 10 minute play festival. Thirty 10 minute plays are produced and performed by local performing artists over a two week run at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Short+Sweet has had a festival in Canberra every year since 2009, and this has grown to become a major event for the city’s artistic community. Each year over 100 people contribute to the festival, making this the largest annual collaboration of performing artists in the national capital.

As an open access festival, Short+Sweet Canberra brings together a broad range of artists. Professional performing artists work alongside talented enthusiasts, and artists with more experience and expertise in other artforms. And most importantly, it brings new audiences into the theatre as friends and family members of participants attend performances and recognise their own potential to participate.

Short+Sweet Canberra is at once local and eclectic. Plays are submitted from all over the world, and the festival director shortlists approximately half of the festival’s content from local writers, and half from interstate and overseas. Most actors and directors who participate come from Canberra, many travel from the capital region, and the festival has also welcomed actors and directors from Sydney and Melbourne.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.

 

2016 Performance Dates

Top 20 Week 1: 9-12 August, 7:30pm daily

Wildcards: 13 August, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Top 20 Week 2: 16-19 August, 7:30pm daily

Gala Final: 20 August, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

 

Social Media

Short+Sweet Canberra’s official hashtag is #shortsweetCBR.

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SUBMIT A SCRIPT - SHORT+SWEET THEATRE 2016-17

Any entries received will also be considered for the following Short+Sweet festivals in 2016 (and 2017):

Queensland (deadline 11:59pm 28/3/16 AEST) + Melbourne + Canberra + Sydney 2017 + Auckland + Wellington + Manila + Dubai + Abu Dhabi + Delhi + Kolkata + Chennai + Kuala Lumpur + Penang + Hollywood + more as they are announced!

For the one entry fee of AU$20, your script will be considered for all of the above festivals. Some of the highest-rated entries from previous years were performed four or more times.

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Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre win Short+Sweet Dubai for second year in a row

In an extraordinary achievement precociously talented Dubai based writer-director-actor Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre have won Short+Sweet Dubai for a second year in a row.

In front of a full house at the Madinat Theatre on Friday night, Dixit’s epic ten-minute musical, The Tragic Queen, performed by a cast of 18, took home the top award winning the Best Overall Production among a hotly contested field.

Register as a Director Brisbane

If you are selected as a director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts and a lineup of amazing actors to choose from. With our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience, in an iconic Brisbane venue.

Registrations close April 10. Directors will then be selected by mid-April. Scripts will be distributed at this time, before actor auditions in early May.

Before registering as a director, please confirm that you will be available for key festival dates.

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SHORT+SWEET CABARET BRISBANE 2016

Have you heard that cabaret is the new orange?

On Friday & Saturday nights during the Short+Sweet Festival, we encourage you to stay up late for a lineup of sexy, funny, surprising, unpredictable cabaret. A lot can happen in 10 minutes - especially when the drinks are chilled and the microphones loud!

Sultry singing, cheeky comedy, bold burlesque - all in bite-sized pieces so you don’t ruin your appetite! See the whole lineup, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the gala final.

But act fast! Our artists are here for a good time, not a long time.

 

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Strand Two: 9:45pm, Fri 15 & Sat 16 Jul.

Strand Four: 9:45pm, Fri 23 & Sat 24 Jul.

 

SEE ALSO:

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE BRISBANE
SHORT+SWEET THEATRE GOLD COAST
SHORT+SWEET CABARET GOLD COAST

 

SHORT+SWEET CABARET GOLD COAST 2016

Have you heard that cabaret is the new orange?

On Saturday nights during the Short+Sweet Festival, we encourage you to stay up late and join us in The Basement for a lineup of sexy, funny, surprising, unpredictable cabaret. A lot can happen in 10 minutes - especially when the drinks are chilled and the microphones loud!

Sultry singing, cheeky comedy, bold burlesque - all in bite-sized pieces so you don’t ruin your appetite! See the whole lineup, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the gala final.

But act fast! Our artists are here for a good time, not a long time.

 

Read the full program:

 

 

Strand Six: 9pm, Sat 6 & Sat 13 Aug. Doors & bar open from 8pm.

SEE ALSO:

SHORT+SWEET CABARET BRISBANE
SHORT+SWEET THEATRE BRISBANE
SHORT+SWEET THEATRE GOLD COAST

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SHORT+SWEET THEATRE GOLD COAST 2016

A lot can happen in ten minutes… and we’re here to prove it!

The biggest little play festival is back at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, feeding short attention spans with bite-sized theatre and shot glass cabaret! As the sushi train of the performance world, Short+Sweet serves you more than 30 new performance works by local artists - each one deliciously different from the next.

See up to ten plays or seven cabaret acts at once, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals. You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.

 

Read the full program:

 

 

SEE ALSO:

SHORT+SWEET CABARET BRISBANE
SHORT+SWEET THEATRE BRISBANE
SHORT+SWEET CABARET GOLD COAST

 

 

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