SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOWNSVILLE

The Short+Sweet Festival is back in Townsville, featuring a unique lineup of ten-minute plays by local artists!

It's been a big year for short theatre in Queensland - the Brisbane and Gold Coast festivals have seen record-breaking numbers and genre-defying new work! Now we just can't wait to see what Townsville artists can do! Both independent theatre companies and individual directors are encouraged to register now. Show us your stuff - in ten minutes or less...

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL
There are two ways to register. Either you can submit as a group, with your own cast and your own script or concept. Or you can register as an individual director, and peruse through our shortlist of commended scripts before confirming a cast. 
To register as a group (independent theatre company) please send an email to shortsweet.production@gmail.com including your script or concept proposal, the names of everyone in your team, and your full contact information.
To register as a director, please send an email to shortsweet.production@gmail.com along with a brief (50-100 word) bio describing your previous experience. We will respond by giving you access to our shortlisted scripts.
Registrations Close on Saturday 1st November

 

WHY BE A PART OF SHORT+SWEET?!
Develop skills, practice craft, explore an idea, or play around with something small on the side. Short+Sweet is an ideal sandbox opportunity, a space to put yourself and your work on the festival stage. It's a marquee venue, and a guaranteed audience, but the stakes aren't too high. If it doesn't go according to plan, nobody's going to come after you. But if you do happen to make something magical, then this is only just the beginning...
Short+Sweet brings together a melting pot of various artists all in the one place. We encourage you to work with new people, or try something you haven't done before. We're all here for different reasons, but at the end of the day it's all just about one thing - ten minutes and a stage. 
 

KEY DATES

  • 1 Nov: Registrations Close
  • 8 Nov: Program Confirmed, Lineup Announced
  • 24 - 27 Nov: Production Meetings & Tech Rehearsals
  • 28 & 29 Nov: Performances

A brief awards presentation will take place after the final performance on November 29. Tickets on sale soon.

Short+Sweet Cabaret Sydney 2015

THREE GLORIOUS WEEKS – 60 + INSPIRING 10-MINUTE PRODUCTIONS

Short+Sweet Cabaret Sydney 2015 is a sparkling jewel to the Short+Sweet crown. Short+Sweet Cabaret launches 60 + aritists from Sydney and beyond. 

Dates and venue are soon to be announced for Sydney 2015.  So watch this space or better still, join our facebook page to receive regualr updates (https://www.facebook.com/ShortSweetCabaretSydney).

As usual we will offer an array of forums and masterclasses with industry professionals to help you get your cabaret from your bedroom (studio, loungeroom or ...) to the stage

Merging theatre and music cabaret creates an atmosphere of exploration, energy, politics, stories, characters, burlesque, songs, and silliness. Short+Sweet Cabaret 2015 is a forum where new ideas are tested, risks are taken, where the performers and audience share and intimate experience of something new, and never seen before.

Start thinking as cabaret is a world of theatrical possibility - just remember it can be only 10 minutes!

Any Questions? OR Register your interest ...

Contact KATE kate@shortandsweet.org

 

 

 

Award Recipients for 2014!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Gala Finals on Sunday night, both those on the stage and those in the crowd! All awkward stalling aside, it was a terribly wonderful way to end the festival for 2014!

And congratulations especially to the award recipients for Short+Sweet QLD 2014

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SHORT+SWEET AWARD for BEST PRODUCTION OVERALL
Dirty Sexy Politics
 

BEST PLAY
The Runaways
 

BEST CABARET
I Can Keep a Secret
 

SHORT+SWEET QLD GALA FINALS

SEE FULL LIST OF AWARD RECIPIENTS!

Join us to celebrate the best short performances in Queensland…

After presenting over 50 works of 10min theatre and cabaret, Short+Sweet has finally arrived at its grand closing night – a showcase of the best of the best.

After much deliberating by anonymous judges and audience members, the finalists have been chosen and are coming back to reprise their sharp short shows in the Powerhouse Theatre for one night only.

Come to see your favourites from Brisbane and the Gold Coast present their work once more. An awards ceremony will conclude the evening, seeing the most outstanding acts scoring some amazing prizes! Don't forget to vote for your favourites to give them that extra push!!

Congratulations to all 2014 Gala Finalists!

It's been an exciting 4 weeks of Short+Sweet in Queensland. 2014 has seen the biggest festival we've had in our 6 year history! Between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we produced over 50 new 10-minute works across seven strands. It was also the first year we introduced Short+Sweet Cabaret to Brisbane & Gold Coast audiences - an addition which has proved wildly popular!

Congratulations to all 2014 Gala Finalists!

It's been an exciting 4 weeks of Short+Sweet in Queensland. 2014 has seen the biggest festival we've had in our 6 year history! Between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we produced over 50 new 10-minute works across seven strands. It was also the first year we introduced Short+Sweet Cabaret to Brisbane & Gold Coast audiences - an addition which has proved wildly popular!

Congratulations to all 2014 Gala Finalists!

It's been an exciting 4 weeks of Short+Sweet in Queensland. 2014 has seen the biggest festival we've had in our 6 year history! Between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we produced over 50 new 10-minute works across seven strands. It was also the first year we introduced Short+Sweet Cabaret to Brisbane & Gold Coast audiences - an addition which has proved wildly popular!

Congratulations to all 2014 Gala Finalists!

It's been an exciting 4 weeks of Short+Sweet in Queensland. 2014 has seen the biggest festival we've had in our 6 year history! Between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we produced over 50 new 10-minute works across seven strands. It was also the first year we introduced Short+Sweet Cabaret to Brisbane & Gold Coast audiences - an addition which has proved wildly popular!

Short+Sweet Bollywood Sydney 2015

In February next year Short+Sweet will launch an exciting new dance festival featuring the Indian dance craze - Bollywood - that has been sweeping the world in recent years.

According to S+S Director Mark Cleary this is not the first time Australia's world famous short theatre organisation has stepped into the Indian performing art scene. "We've been presenting Theatre and Dance festivals in India for the last four years with regular programs in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

"But this is the first time we've 'imported' an artform from another country. The event will run for a week in February at the New Theatre on King Street, Newtown and groups from all over Sydney will come to the Inner West to participate," he said.

Watch this space for more updates and details coming soon!

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