Artists Only - Dress Rehearsals

This form secures your place at a Dress Rehearsal for any Top 80 performance week other than your own. 

Short+Sweet Artists are invited to come along to the Dress Rehearsal of ANY Top 80 week!
Please note that ONLY 30 non-participating artists are able to attend these Dress Rehearsals, so please complete the following form to book in.


Shortlist announced for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015


Congratulations to the following plays that have been shortlisted for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015:

Title                                           Writer                                              Country

A Date with Doris                      Jilly Gardiner                                    UAE

A Day at the Beach                    Shina Ahmad                                    UAE

A Good Deed For Mr Stinky      Judith Duncan                                  Australia

Award Recipients 2014

Congratulations to all artists who presented a stellar lineup of short theatre for Short+Sweet Townsville 2014! Congratulations especially to these artists and productions who were recognised with awards on the final Saturday night:


(for Best Work Overall, includes an invitation to present at the Gala Finals in Brisbane, 2015)
VIRTUAL REALITY, written by Susan Mattocks, directed by Michelle Rigby


INSERT NAME HERE, written by Dan Bateman, directed by Matt Soutar

Programme Information Form

Complete this form to submit information about your play for our weekly programme. The deadline for this information is TWO WEEKS before your play is due to be performed. After that time, we cannot guarantee your information will be accurately printed in the programme. Thanks!

Please complete this form carefully - use capital letters for all names and ensure your play's synopsis is well-written and enticing. Your writer can help you with this.

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 when you submit your music CD. 
Dance troupes and companies can submit as many entries as they wish, though individual dancers are only permitted to perform in a maximum of 2 performances per programme. This means only 2 performances per night each week.

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)



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