S+S Sydney Call for Directors & ITCs


Short+Sweet Sydney, the world’s largest festival of 10 minute plays, is gearing up for its fourteenth year. 
‘The world’s biggest little theatre festival’ will produce 160 plays from Jan-Mar 2015, with hundreds of opportunities for actors, directors, Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) and playwrights.

Script submission for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Any script entries received will be considered for:

Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 only

If you wish your play to be considered for all other Short+Sweet Festivals around the world please apply through the 'Submit a Script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 and International Festivals'  form.

Please note that the International Festivals submission form has a fee of $20 AUD (approximately 68 AED) but allows your script to be performed in Short+Sweet Festivals around the world.

Register as an Actor

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 20th November 2014

Register your interest as an Actor for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

Registering as an actor for the Short+Sweet Festival means that you will have the opportunity to audition for all of the festival’s directors at once. We will be producing over 60 plays – your perfect role could be in any one of them!

Registrations close on Thursday November 20. Auditions will be held on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December 2015.

Register as an ITC

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Register your Independent Theatre Company (ITC) here for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

ITCs are invited to register as the whole package! If you have a team of people – writer + director + cast – with whom you have created a 10-minute piece of theatre then REGISTER HERE!

Register as a Director

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Register your interest as a Director for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will get to pick from the top scripts from Dubai based and international writers which we will receive this year and a line-up of amazing actors. You will have the opportunity to direct a 10-minute performance during the Top 30 or the Wildcards and, if selected, participate in the Red Carpet Gala Finals! 


Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2015

Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

SHORT+SWEET is a not for profit organisation registered in Australia that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world as well as educational workshops and training programmes throughout schools and the wider community.

After the smash hit successes of our Festivals in 2013 and 2014 Short+Sweet Dubai will return bigger and better in February 2015! Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 will be held at a number of venues including DUCTAC in the Mall of the Emirates from February 5th to March 14th, 2015. More than 250 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and Independent Theatre Companies will present over 60 10-minute plays.

The festival will include something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes! Plays presented in the festival will include the best 10-minute plays from around the world as well as scripts by some of Dubai’s top playwrights, brought to life by Dubai's top actors and directors. Festival Director Liz Hadaway will be joined by Festival Producer Alex Broun, Creative Consultant Sabina Khandwani, winner of the 2011 Emirates Woman of the Year Award and Director of Development Anil Kumar.

Short+Sweet Dubai is Dubai's biggest and best short play festival and brings together all Dubai's top theatre groups - Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Theatrics, Third Half Theatre, American School of Dubai and Theatrewallas Productions.

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 ‘Ten minute theatrical gems’ - Time Out, Singapore

‘If you’re looking to taste the future of theatre, try Short+Sweet’  - Sydney Morning Herald

‘The most exciting theatre event to hit local stages in years’  - The Times of India

Book Complimentary Tickets

DUE: No later than 48 hours before performance

All registered festival artists (writers, directors, and performers whose work is being presented at the festival) are entitled to reserve ONE complimentary ticket to their own performance strand. This can be used by themselves or by a friend. Please note that directors are also entitled to house seats (for details, please see artist info pack). Please do not attempt to book more than one complimentary ticket. For any concerns, contact shortsweet.production@gmail.com.