2014 Sydney Theatre Winners Announced

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

Best Actress Runner Up 
LAUREN O’ROURKE

Best Actor Runner Up 
RICHARD CARWIN

Best Actress 
LYNDA LEAVERS

Best Actor 
NAT JOBE

Best Script 
BLABBERMOUTH by Cerise de Gelder

Best Director 
TOM RICHARDS for Moonage Daydream

Best Newcomer (Male) 
DREW HOLMES

Best Newcomer (Female) 
ROBYN PATERSON

Overall People's Choice Winner 
THERAPIST and GUIDED BY VOICES

Overall Wildcards Winner 
THE BLUE BALLOON

DIRECTOR, ACTOR, THEATRE COMPANY registrations open NOW!

DIRECTOR, ACTOR and INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANY registrations are 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 contact Ros Peck.   ros@shortandsweet.org
 

 

Short+Sweet Theatre Hobart 2014 hits the Playhouse Theatre, 106 Bathurst St for it’s inaugural year, Opening Sept 30 – Oct 11.

Register to take part in Short+Sweet Canberra Theatre 2013

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 fill in the Registration Form attached and return.

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.

 

Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2014

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 fill in the Registration Form attached and return.

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 kate@shortandsweet.org

 

WRITING WORKSHOP – Alex Broun - How to write a 10-minute play

FRIDAY APRIL 11 6-9, SATURDAY APRIL 12 + SUNDAY APRIL 13 10AM – 5PM

Need help preparing your script entry for Short+Sweet Canberra? If you are new to playwrighting then Alex will teach you all you need to know about writing a 10-minute play. Or if you’ve got an existing idea or story or early draft of a play Alex will show you how to turn it into a great 10-minute play. The course covers all the elements of writing for the theatre – character, dialogue, situation or story, theatricality, humour and dramatic tension. And on the final day of the course actors will be available to help you workshop your play.

To book:  email the ACT Writer’s Centre on director@actwriters.org.au

Cost: Non- ACT Writer’s Centre members $280 (including six month membership to the ACT Writer’s Centre), ACT Writer’s Centre Members: $225, Concession: $175.

 

 

 

SCRIPT DEADLINE

MAY 2nd

It’s never too early to send your 10 minute script in for assessment.

For all the information click here: http://shortandsweet.org/submit-script

 

SCRIPTS SENT TO DIRECTORS FOR SELECTION

MAY 19th

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).

 

PROGRAM CONFIRMED

MAY 30th

Directors will be notified of their confirmed script selection.

ITCS will be notified of place in the season.

 

ACTING WORKSHOP – Kate Gaul

Saturday May 31st

Gorman House – 10am – 5pm

Cost $30 (this goes towards the cost of the venue hire)

 

Kate will lead actors through some techniques to sharpen and focus the process of interpretation and acting.  If you want to make more intuitive, bold and surprising choices in your next audition and rehearsal then come along and see how your technique and process can be used in conjunction with some new ideas.  This is a great chance to work with likminded artists and get a great intensive acting injection

 

DIRECTING WORKSHOP – Kate Gaul

Sunday June 1st

Gorman House – 10am – 5pm

Cost $30 (this goes towards the cost of the venue)

 

This is an energy filled, creative day lead by Kate Gaul that asks: What does a director do?  From the moment you choose your play to the time the audience arrives the director’s journey is unique and often unknown. Here is the chance to increase your confidence and ability to direct coherently. Thankfully every director is different but no matter what the vision, voice or interpretation of a director there are some fundamental skills that can be explored.

 

Kate will take you through some practical exercises to sharpen your perception of the importance of time and space in directing for the stage; setting up improvisations to get the creative juices flowing; and fun games to begin the investigation of what creates character and story - things you can take straight into your rehearsal room.

 

We will work through a checklist of things to do before rehearsals begin – research and responses to the text, analysing dramatic action and character, casting, working with your team and organising the rehearsal space.  The rehearsal process, building a world, working with actors and writers through to giving notes and moving into the theatre will also be covered.

 

If you attend BOTH workshops you pay $50

Register your interest by emailing kate@shortandsweet.org

 

AUDITIONS

Saturday June 7th

Gorman House from 10am

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.

 

DIRECTORS/ITC BRIEFING

Saturday June 7th

Gorman House – 4.30pm – 6.00pm

This is a compulsory session for ALL directors participating in Short+Sweet 2014.

If you cannot attend you MUST nominate a representative.

 

PRODUCTION MEETINGS

Saturday 26th + Sunday 27th July

All Directors (or their representative) MUST attend a 15 minute production meeting.

Kate will be in contact with you to arrange a time in the weeks leading up the weekend.

 

THE SEASON

 

WEEK ONE TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Monday 4th August from 9am – each team presenting work in WEEK ONE will be allocated 35 minutes of tech time during this day

7.30pm Dress Rehearsal – all Short+ Sweet Participants welcome.

 

WEEK ONE Season

Tuesday 5th August – Friday 8th August 7.30pm

 

WILCARDS TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Saturday 9th 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.

 

WILDCARDS SEASON

Saturday 9th August 2.30pm + 7.30pm

 

WEEK TWO TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Monday 11th August from 9am – each team presenting work in WEEK ONE 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.

 

WEEK TWO Season

Tuesday 12th August – Friday 15th August 7.30pm

 

GALA SHOWCASE TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Saturday 16th 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 16th August 2.30pm + 7.30pm

 

Of the three programs – Week One, Wildcards, Week Two – 4 productions as selected by the industry judges and audience will play in the GALA showcase on Saturday 16th August.

 

Registration form attached.

Short+Sweet Theatre Chennai 2014

S+S 2014 Weekly Dates:

 3rd – 6th July 2014 – Top Ten Week One

 10th – 13th July 2014 – Top Ten Week Two

 17th – 20th July 2014 – Top Ten Week Three

 23rd – 26th July 2014 – Top Ten Week Four

 13th and 20th July 2014 – Wild Cards

 27th July 2014 – Finals

 

Other Dates:

 5th & 6th April 2014 – Script Writing Workshop

 by Gnani Sankaran

     

 April 2014 – Crash Test Drama

 

 10th & 11th May 2014 – Voice &  Movement Workshop

 by V. Balakrishnan

 

 17th and 18th May 2014 – Acting & Stage Craft Workshop

 by Vinod Anand

 

 15th May 2014 – Last date for submitting scripts

 15th May 2014 – Last date to register as a director / ITC

 01st June 2014 – Last date to register as an actor

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