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28 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015
7 Jan 2015 to 15 Mar 2015
When
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 to Sunday, March 9, 2014
Where
King Street Theatre
Crn King & Bray Sts
Newtown NSW 2042
Australia
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Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2014

Short+Sweet Sydney is the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world!

Our lucky number thirteen Short+Sweet Sydney theatre festival is nearing an end, with our Gala Finals and Variety Gala remaining. We showcased 160+ brand new plays from Australian and international writers, put together by the best up-and-coming and established directors and performed by veteran actors and fresh new talent. The Gala Final is the best 12 plays from the sseason held at Seymour Centre's York Theatre.

GALA FINALS + VARIETY GALA

With the main season over, we just have our prestigious Gala Finals remaining. This is truly the best 10 minute theatre event in the world, with the top 12 plays from our season of 160+.

Short+Sweet Theatre Gala Finals: Fri 21 Mar, 7:30pm - the best of S+S Theatre

This show features the Judges' Choice winner from each week, the equal winners of the People's Choice vote and the two winners of the Wildcards season.

You can read more about the Theatre Gala plays here.

Short+Sweet Variety Gala: Sat 22 Mar, 7:30pm - the best of S+S Theatre, Dance AND Cabaret all in one show!

You can read more about the Variety Gala acts here.

 

TICKETS to both Gala shows here.

 

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Prizes And Sponsors

  1. PRIZES AND SPONSORS


    AWARDS


    Short+Sweet Sydney offers the following awards during our Gala Finals:


    Best Actor
    Best Actress
    Best Script
    The Sam Genocchio Award for Best Director
    The Short+Sweet Award for Best Production
    Best Newcomer – Male
    Best Newcomer – Female
    Overall People’s Choice Winner
    Overall Wildcards Winner


    PRIZES


    Best Director – $5,000 cash, courtesy of the Genocchio family


    Gala Finalists – will receive video footage of their Finals performances, courtesy of Third Tree Creatives
    Gala Finalists – each production wins a double-pass to a production by The Monologue Project.


    More prizes will be announced much closer to the season.


    SPONSORS


    A special thank you to the following partners for their valuable support of Short+Sweet Theatre:


    Brand Partner
    campbellbarnett


    Supporter
    ArtsNSW
    City Hub
    Marrickville City Council


    Sponsors
    Third Tree Creatives
    The Monologue Project


    We are always interested to hear from potential partners.


    Relationships can range from rehearsal spaces, advertising opportunities, printing through to volunteering.


    If the Festival inspires you please contact us to discuss how you can become involved. Email Mark Cleary or phone 02 9519 5081.


Masterclasses

  1. Short+Sweet Sydney is offering a Series of FREE Masterclasses to our participants and supporters. These are held weekly at King Street Theatre (formerly Newtown Theatre) on Thursday nights during our festival, from 5:30pm-6:45pm. 


    The Masterclasses are a series of professional workshops presented by industry leaders across a range of disciplines including Writing, Directing, Acting, Casting and Producing. There is no need to register - feel free to turn up on one of the allocated days/times and enjoy hearing from Sydney's theatre experts!


    Directing Masterclass - with Lex Marinos


    Thu 20th Feb 2014, 5:30pm-6:45pm


    Lex is known on television for Kingswood Country, and recently, The Slap and has appeared in many local drama and comedy productions. As a director, Lex has worked in all media, including films An Indecent Obsession, television series Bodyline (also co-writer), Embassy, A Country Practice, plus documentaries. Lex was Director of Carnivale, NSW’s multicultural arts festival, and also directed one of the segments of the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. He was awarded OAM for services to the performing arts, and a Centenary of Federation medal.


    Publicity Masterclass - with Geoff Sirmai


    Thu 27th Feb 2014, 5:30pm-6:45pm


    Geoff Sirmai, director of Sirmai Arts Marketing (formerly Watchdog Communications) is a communications guru with 25 years’ media experience. A former consumer advocate and journalist/presenter/reporter across all media - including ABC TV and radio, Channel 7, Choice magazine and the Sunday Telegraph - he also boasts a professional performing arts background that includes hundreds of stage, screen and concert platform appearances. Geoff brings to his work a unique appreciation of arts publicity 'from both sides of the footlights'. 


     


    Join the Short+Sweet Sydney mailing list by emailing pete@shortandsweet.org with “Sydney Subscribe” in the subject line.


     


Shortlisted Scripts

  1. The shortlist for Short+Sweet Sydney 2014 is below. Congratulations to all writers made the list. We had over 800 entries this year and the competition was quite strong. Directors choose their scripts from the shortlist and successful scripts will be included in our festival.


    Black Coffee Deanna Ableser USA


    All For Nought Angus Algie ACT


    Terminal Journey Jessica Anderson Canada


    The Bridge Jessica Anderson Canada


    Magnetic Mark Andrew VIC


    Choice Angeline Andrews NSW


    Pip Robert Armstrong NSW


    Where You’d Least Expect. Aroha Awarau NZ


    Dead Spot Jill Baggett NSW


    The Soldier And The Vampire Kate Bain NSW


    Hot Air Jeffrey Baker USA


    I Do Peter Bloem NSW


    Baby Talk David Bofinger NSW


    Outside The Box Dan Borengasser USA


    Clown Camp Dan Borengasser USA


    The Third Person Dan Borengasser USA


    Neither A Borrower… Martin Boyle NSW


    Point of Entry Lauren Bradley VIC


    Mum’s Army Jasmine Brammer VIC


    Theater In The Red Joan Broadman USA


    Flight Alex Broun NSW


    Sacred Profane Kirsty Budding ACT


    Keeping Up Appearances Bridgette Burton VIC


    The Violin Player Rosa C QLD


    Sissy, Sweet Sissy Rosa C QLD


    Wrong Decision? Felix Carlyle NSW


    A Changed Man Glyn Carter UK


    A Suburban Limerick Sharen Chant NSW


    To Protect Lyn Chick NSW


    Abel C. Mann, Processed Offshore Trevar Chilver ACT


    Jimmy And Cook Trevar Chilver ACT


    The Ice Age Sue Clennell WA


    Ten Years Therese Cloonan VIC


    Ankles Michael Collins WA


    This Land Deborah Cooke NSW


    Meeting At The Bus Stop Nance Cookson NSW


    Advanced Michael Cooper USA


    Bad Thing Mark Cornell USA


    Half of Nothing Judy Couttie QLD


    Sex At The Jensen’s House Stuart Crafton USA


    The Speech Kevin Craig Canada


    Tail Chaser Jodi Cramond NSW


    And What A Damn Fine Morning It Is Trace CrawfordUSA


    Written In Stone Evan Croker ACT


    One Wedding and a Betrayal Susan Cullen WA


    Unveiled J. Thalia Cunningham USA


    The Last Supper J. Thalia Cunningham USA


    Maid Of Conviction Suzan D VIC


    The Fence Coralie Daniels ACT


    Mrs Boardman Widens Her Horizons Frank DavidsonNSW


    Blabbermouth Cerise de Gelder VIC


    The Loop Craig Delahoy NSW


    The Breaking Of BethleHam Craig Delahoy NSW


    I Swear I’m Not Gay But Craig Delahoy NSW


    Ask Not For Whom The Post Is Liked Craig DeLanceyUSA


    The Peach Alex Dremann USA


    The Problem Of Philosophy Wendy J. Dunn VIC


    Agenda Item 7(a) Carolyn Eccles NSW


    The Lilac Ticket C.J. Ehrlich USA


    Not A Blind Bit of Notice Bronwyn Elsmore NZ


    Elements Inc. Jessica Fallico NSW


    Goodbye April Angie Farrow NZ


    The Blue Balloon Angie Farrow NZ


    Under A Starry Sky Kelvin Fawdrey UK


    What Are You Selling? Sam Floyd VIC


    Inoperable Sam Floyd VIC


    Normal Christine Foster Canada


    First To The Egg Colette Freedman USA


    The High Road Seth Freeman USA


    The Grade Seth Freeman USA


    Home Again Dee Gargano QLD


    Eternity Elan Garonzik USA


    Gyroscope Juliette Gillies NSW


    Why He Is Avoiding You Karl Gorman VIC


    Eight Minutes Keith Gow VIC


    Jim Richard Graham NSW


    A Family Affair Richard Graham NSW


    Pazuzu Goes To The Mall Dan Green USA


    Shelter Pete Greenaway NSW


    The Good Man Mark Grzic NSW


    Diabolical James Hazelden VIC


    Harassment Michael Heming NSW


    Awkward Margaret Hickey VIC


    Life Lines Donna Hoke USA


    The Crash Abby Howells NZ


    Bendigo Banjo Sails The Day Paul Hutchison ACT


    Tending To Other Things Susan Jackson USA


    Dust And Shadows Maryanne Jaques NSW


    Man in a Jam Julia Jarel WA


    A Life-Changing Experience Tom Jensen UK


    Baggage Tom Jensen UK


    Something From Nothing Lynn-Steven Johanson USA


    I Have A Plan – The Battle For Canberra Hal JudgeACT


    Great Expectations In The Office Of Nostalgia Hilary King USA


    Guided By Voices Mark Konik ACT


    Tall Tale Steve Koppman USA


    Drones William Kovacsik Singapore


    The Apartment Peter Lavelle NSW


    Anjelica Frank Leggett NSW


    A Leading Role Beverley Lello VIC


    Enter Mac, DS John Levine USA


    Turning Tables Michael Lill NSW


    Terra Nullius Michael Lill NSW


    Here to Serve You Barbara Lindsay USA


    Therapist John Lombard ACT


    Apples Jacqueline Lord QLD


    The Debacles Of Gardening Jacqueline Lord QLD


    Real Beauty Tilly Lunken UK


    The Antichrist Cometh David MacGregor USA


    The Great Adventure Damian Madden NSW


    The Sunburnt Country Camilla Maxwell USA


    Lock Up Your Chaperone Rex McGregor NZ


    Dueling Judges Rex McGregor NZ


    Level 2 Mike McRae ACT


    Table For One Stephanie Merriman NSW


    Powerful Negative Loop Amanda Mihalakopoulos VIC


    Late For School Iain Moss Malaysia


    The Bet Bill Munro NSW


    The Waiting Room Chris Naylor NSW


    Oh! India… Cindy Neilson NSW


    Super Mermaid Swee San Ng Singapore


    Animal Heads Dan Nixon VIC


    Walking Shadow Matthew O’Sullivan VIC


    Murder Plot Matthew O’Sullivan VIC


    Justice Dona Parise NSW


    Christmas Eve, Many Years From Now Martha Patterson USA


    The Women’s Room Sarah Pember QLD


    Irish Stew Cary Pepper USA


    Plane Crazy Kathy Petrakis NSW


    Vanity Insanity Ruth Pieloor ACT


    Family Business Kay Poiro USA


    Tree House L. Elizabeth Powers USA


    From The Cradle To The Brave Angela Ready QLD


    Dog Eared Robert Renshaw NSW


    Scene One-Twenty-Two Bokkie Robertson NSW


    Help Desk Support Lee Robinson NSW


    Lower Left Quadrant Colin Rock NZ


    No Clue In The Title Colin Rock NZ


    Casey & Adam Maggie Rose USA


    Backsliding Earl T. Roske USA


    Entitled Carmen Saarelaht VIC


    God’s Little Joke Don Sanderson QLD


    The Moon Boy Sara Seal VIC


    Sarcophagus James Searle NSW


    Fourteen Ami-Lou Sharpe UK


    Variety Pack Bruce Shearer VIC


    I Petition You Lauren Sherritt QLD


    The Bra In The Car Heidi Silberman ACT


    Re-Imagined Sasha Siljanovic NSW


    Indignitas Jonathan Skinner UK


    Kinked Julie Smith NSW


    Hot Chick Goes Out For A Duck Marna Smith NSW


    Don’t Trifle With The Law Daan Spijer VIC


    Have You Seen My Pussy Daan Spijer VIC


    OMG Michael Stang USA


    Severely Underage Michael Stang USA


    Maroon By Day Ivan J. Sumelj NSW


    The Writer, The Snail And The Baby Licker Adam Szudrich NSW


    Stargazers Toby Teh Malaysia


    Rock A Bye Baby Erin Thompson UK


    Loving in the Park John Tilbrook VIC


    Escapees John Tilbrook VIC


    Recycled John Tilbrook VIC


    Jonno John Tilbrook VIC


    Bringing Work Home Simon Tonkin NSW


    The Colour Peter Tucker NSW


    Dry Erase BJ’s Brian Walker USA


    Diversity Ashley Walker NSW


    What’s In A Name Katrina Walker NSW


    She’s (Almost) Dead Michelle Wallace VIC


    Moments Jeremy Wang Singapore


    The Cell Ryan Watson WA


    Off The Plan Pamela Western VIC


    Gates Of Heaven Kathryn Wood Canada


    The Unbearable Grandeur of Fame’s Sweet EmbraceGrant Woolley NSW


    The Rabbit Trap Graham Yates NSW


    Gene Genie Graham Yates NSW