Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra
GALA FINAL RESULTS
Greg Gould – The Truth About Mum and Dad (WINNER)
Pete Malicki – The Long Game
Ruth Pieloor – Baby Blues
Best Production Shortlist
Thank You Mr Pong Pat (WINNER)
Best Production – People’s Choice
The Truth About Mum + Dad
Chenoeh Miller – Grace/Thank You Mr Pong Pat
Shelly Higgs – Baby Blues (WINNER)
Katie + Joe Woodward - HUSH
Best Actor (Male)
Nigel Palfreman (Meeting Matt Damon)
Brendan Kelly (The Truth About Mum +Dad) (WINNER)
Yannick Lawry (The Long Game)
Best Actor (Female)
Alyson McGregor (Beautiful)
Ruth Peiloor (Baby Blues) (WINNER)
Jess Waterhouse (The Truth about Mum + Dad)
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DIRECTOR, ACTOR, THEATRE COMPANY registrations open NOW!
If you would like to direct a play, act in a play or pitch a play with a team attached then now is the time to grab a registration form. Email [email protected]
Directors will be offered a selection of plays from which to choose.
Actors can audition for all of the directors.
Independent Theatre companies (ITC) can pitch a play with all or part of a team attached. Your play can be from anywhere so long as it’s only 10 minutes in duration.
If you have any questions about any of this please contact Kate Gaul [email protected]
Monday May 18th, 2015
It’s never too early to send your 10 minute script in for assessment.
For the good oil click here: http://shortandsweet.org/submit-script
ITC DEADLINE, DIRECTORS REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday June 1st, 2015
SCRIPTS SENT TO DIRECTORS FOR SELECTION
Wednesday June 3rd, 2015
If you have registered as a director you will be sent a number of scripts from which to choose. If you prefer a particular genre eg, comedy, drama, fantasy then make sure you indicate that on the registration form (attached).
Monday June 8th, 2015
Directors will be notified of their confirmed script selection.
ITCS will be notified of place in the season.
AUDITIONEE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Friday 12th June, 2015
Sunday June 14th
Register as an actor and you will be sent an audition time during the week preceding the Audition Date.
Actors are required to present a 1 – 2 minute Australian monologue.
Sunday June 14th 5.00pm – 6.30pm
This is a compulsory session for ALL directors participating in Short+Sweet 2015.
If you cannot attend you MUST nominate a representative.
Kate will contact you for details about your production (eg, lighting) at the end of July.
TOP 20 – WEEK ONE
WEEK ONE TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
Monday 3rd August from 9am – each team presenting work in WEEK ONE will be allocated 35 minutes of tech time during this day
6.30pm Full Company Briefing
7.30pm Dress Rehearsal – all Short+ Sweet Participants welcome.
The Dress Rehearsal will be photographed.
TOP 20 - WEEK ONE Season
Tuesday 4th August – Friday 7th August 7.30pm
WILCARDS TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
Saturday 8th August from 9am – each team presenting work as part of the WILDCARDS season will be allocated 15 minutes of tech time before the Company Briefing at 1pm.
Saturday 8th August 2.30pm + 7.30pm
The 2.30pm performance will be photographed.
TOP 20 – WEEK TWO
WEEK TWO TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
Monday 10th August from 9am – each team presenting work in WEEK TWO will be allocated 35 minutes of tech time during this day
6.00pm Full Company Meeting
7.30pm Dress Rehearsal – all Short + Sweet Participants welcome.
The Dress Rehearsal will be photographed.
TOP 20 - WEEK TWO Season
Tuesday 11th August – Friday 14th August 7.30pm
GALA SHOWCASE TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
Saturday 15th August from 9am – each team presenting work as part of the GALA Performances will be allocated 15 minutes of tech time before the Company Briefing at 1pm.
GALA SHOWCASE Performances
Saturday 15th August 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Followed by Awards
Week One, Wildcards, Week Two – 4 productions are selected from each by the industry judges and audience will play in the GALA showcase on Saturday 15th August.
* WHAT IS A WILDCARD ? – The Wildcards are selected a number of ways – there may be edgier content, it may be a second piece from an ITC, director or writer, it might be a piece that is terrific but doesn’t fit into the programming of the Top 20 lists.
Gala Finals Running Order
Meeting Matt Damon (Top 20/Week Two)
Hilary longs for a magical moment beyond the mundane. Is meeting Matt Damon enough?
Written by Ron Burch (USA)
Directed by Belinda Henderson
Matt Damon – Nigel Palfreman
Hilary – Monica Styles
Grace (Top 20/Week One)
Grace explores the lives of three very special women.
Written by Alex Broun (NSW)
Directed by Chenoeh Miller
Christina De Melo
The Truth about Mum and Dad (Top 20/Week One)
Parents. We know they do. We pretend they don’t.
Written and Directed by Greg Gould (ACT)
Jason – Brendan Kelly
Rachel – Jess Waterhouse
We explore themes of childhood, gender, competition, power, violence and freedom
Fast + Fresh Winners 2015
Devised by the cast (ACT)
Oliver Simonetti, Jaslyn Mairs, Michaela Lavers, Nina Wood, Jemma Collins, Matt Thompson, Jack Tinga
Gnome de Plume (Wildcard)
A garden gnome and a businessman meet in a park.
Written by Sally Davies (NSW)
Directed By Michael Fiddian
Gnome – Daniel Tonon
Man – Heath Keighran
Face Hole (Top 20/Week One)
Face Hole questions our perceptions of culture, modesty and expressing yourself.
Written and Directed by Laura Griffin (ACT)
Toby – Luke Atchison
Maddy - Michaela Ripper
Mother – Kym Starr
Beautiful (Top 20/Week One)
Sparkles undertakes a journey of self-discovery.
Written and performed by Alison McGregor (ACT)
The Long Game (Wildcard)
We challenge the assumptions we make about people: who are they, and what are their motives? What you see is so rarely what you get!
Written by Pete Maliki (NSW)
Performed by Yannick Lawry
Sluts and Stars (Wildcard)
Private schoolgirls flouting a strict dress code are torn between saving themselves from possible expulsion and making a stand.
Written By Kirsty Budding (ACT)
Directed by Anna Miley
Anna – India Murphy
Jess - Jaslyn Mairs
Jordan - Fletcher Lodwick
Baby Blues (Top 20/Week Two)
An unhappy baby speaks out about her over-protective mother and her dissatisfaction with modern-day parenting practises. Will anyone hear her cries for help?
Directed by Shelly Higgs
Written and Performed by Ruth Pieloor (ACT)
Thankyou Mr Pongpat (Top 20/Week Two)
Mr Pongpat sets straight a couple in dire need of assistance.
Written by Frank Leggett (NSW)
Directed by Chenoeh Miller
Hamish – Pete Butz
Lara - Alison McGregor
Mr Pongpat – Ben Drysdale
Survival Strategy (Top 20/Week Two)
Two office workers find a way to get from each other what they can't get at home.
Written by Donna Hoke (USA)
Director – Arne Sjostedt
Jenny – Olivia Hropic
Jerry – Christopher Ritchie
Hush (Top 20/Week Two)
A grotesque beauty queen tells a tale from her bathtub.
Directed by Katie Woodward + Joe Woodward
Performed by MC KREWD (ACT)