Short+Sweet Dubai 2023

Short+Sweet Theatre 2023 returns to Dubai for its 11th year, running over the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from January 21 to March 12, 2023. 

The theater festival for anyone and everyone, no matter what format your story is in - monologues, ensemble pieces, mime, musicals in ANY language. The only rule your performance should not exceed 10 minutes!

Short+Sweet festival is split into two categories: Contenders (theatre/festival veterans) and the Challengers (newcomers or first-time festival participants).

There are 2 themed weekends -

Regional Week - Feb 4 and 5

Horror & Romance Week - Feb 11 and 12

Audience members and judges get to vote for their favourite play. The one that gets the most votes will move on to the next round (People’s Choice Semi-Final and Judges Choice Semi-Final on Feb 25 and 26; and March 4 and 5.)

The winning plays will then perform at the Red-Carpet Gala Finals from March 10 to 12. So go ahead whether you are an actor, writer, theater group or director - register and become a part of this beautiful community!

Short+Sweet South India Theatre

Short+Sweet South India started as Short+Sweet Chennai in 2011. Since 2014, the festival has opened to entries from all the southern states in India. The jury members for the weeks are not known to the public and consist of a good mix of connoisseurs from diverse fields.

The festival is presented by Prakriti Foundation in association with Blu Lotus Foundation and Alliance Francaise of Madras with SPI EDGE as prize sponsors.

Short+Sweet Theatre South India is a platform for actors, writers, and directors to create high-quality new work in professional theatre for the past decade in Chennai. The collaborative environment provided by the festival where established practitioners pass on knowledge to others in the theatre arts is a key catalyst for the community to come together and celebrate theatre in all of its forms. Singlehandedly, Short+Sweet South India has been a festival all theatre makers look forward to every year in Chennai, owing to its ability to bring Tamil/ Regional and English theatre makers together for interesting collaborations which extends much beyond the festival forging relationships. The festival presents high-quality theatre in the form of new short pieces, developing new audiences for Indian theatre and encouraging people to write for the stage, thus helping to foster new playwrights and artists in India. 

Actor / Audition Registration Short+Sweet Vietnam 2024

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Thank you for your interest in performing in Short+Sweet Việt Nam!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

Plays will be in either Vietnamese or English - actors must be fluent in the language of their performance.

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Director Registration for Short+Sweet Vietnam 2024


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Short+Sweet Vietnam 2024

Short+Sweet, the world’s biggest little play festival is coming soon to Ho Chi Minh City !   If you are interested in writing, directing or acting in a 10 minute play, register now, or let us know at  Plays will be performed in Vietnamese or English at the IDECAF theatre in District 1.  Performances will take place between the second half of October and early November 2024.


To register as a director or actor please go to the 'Festival Submissions' tab above.

Để đăng ký làm đạo diễn hoặc diễn viên, vui lòng chuyển đến tab 'Bài gửi liên hoan' ở trên.  Để gửi một kịch bản, vui lòng cuộn bên dưới...

To submit a script, read on...

Please note all scripts performed in Vietnam must first be cleared by Government censors.  This is beyond our control!  We believe profoundly in free speech, but have to choose between having a festival, or not.  There are no clear guidelines for what might cause offense, but if you want to maximise the chance your work will be performed in Vietnam you will want to steer clear of the following:

  • Political commentary, including anything to do with communism
  • Causing offense to traditional Vietnamese values.  Really.  Our best understanding of this is anything that might cause complaints by conservative patrons
  • Explicit sexual references
  • Vulgar language (though this can often be edited out)
  • Drug use

Scripts in Vietnamese are most welcome, but will not be performed in that language at other festivals, and no fee is payable.  Please forward Vietnamese scripts directly to Michael Wood, the Festival Director, at by 15 June.

More news coming soon !


Short+Sweet, lễ hội kịch ngắn lớn nhất thế giới sắp đến với Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh !  Nếu bạn quan tâm đến việc viết kịch bản, đạo diễn hoặc diễn xuất trong một vở kịch dài 10 phút, đăng ký ngay bây giờ, hoặc hãy liên hệ với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ  Các vở kịch sẽ được trình diễn bằng tiếng Việt hoặc tiếng Anh tại nhà hát IDECAF Quận 1.  Các buổi biểu diễn sẽ diễn ra từ nửa cuối tháng 10 đến đầu tháng 11 năm 2024.


Xin lưu ý rằng mọi kịch bản được trình diễn tại Việt Nam trước hết phải được cơ quan kiểm duyệt của Chính phủ phê duyệt. Điều này nằm ngoài tầm kiểm soát của chúng tôi! Chúng tôi tin tưởng sâu sắc vào quyền tự do ngôn luận, nhưng phải lựa chọn giữa việc tổ chức lễ hội hay không. Không có hướng dẫn rõ ràng về những gì có thể cấu thành hành vi phạm tội, nhưng nếu bạn muốn tối đa hóa cơ hội tác phẩm của mình được đưa lên sân khấu ở Việt Nam, bạn nên tránh xa những điều sau:

  • Bình luận chính trị, bao gồm bất cứ điều gì liên quan đến chủ nghĩa cộng sản
  • Xúc phạm các giá trị truyền thống của người Việt. Điều này có thể bao gồm bất cứ điều gì dẫn đến khiếu nại từ những người bảo trợ bảo thủ
  • Tài liệu tham khảo tình dục rõ ràng
  • Ngôn ngữ thô tục (mặc dù điều này thường có thể được chỉnh sửa)
  • Sử dụng ma túy bất hợp pháp

Kịch bản bằng tiếng Việt được chào đón nhiều nhất ở Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh nhưng sẽ không được trình diễn dưới hình thức đó tại các lễ hội khác. Vì vậy không phải trả phí. Vui lòng chuyển trực tiếp kịch bản tiếng Việt tới Michael Wood, Giám đốc Lễ hội, theo địa chỉ trước ngày 15 tháng 6.

Hãy đón chờ các cập nhật mơi chúng tôi !


"SHORT+SWEET HOLLYWOOD Is Back For It's 2024 Season At The Victory Theatre Center In Burbank" - Broadway World Los Angeles

Short+Sweet Theatre Cape Town AUDITION/INDABA



Short + Sweet Cape Town 2024 will bring about a revitalized and bold festival will feature 7 weeks of original bite-sized plays, each no longer than ten-minutes!

Start of with 06 - 07 April 2024 Audtion and Indaba (Seminar)

Each week our audience and industry judges will vote for their favourite plays that will advance to our semi finals, and our end of season Gala Finals, featuring twelve of the best plays of our festival.

Week 1  |  1 June - 8 June

Week 2  |  11 June - 15 June
Week 3  |  16 June – 21 June ( Schools Specail week)

Gap week for venue 
Week 4  |  22 June - 29 June 
Week 5
  |  02 July – 06 July 
Gap week for venue 
Week 6  |  09 July  – 13 July 

Weekly Performance Sessions: 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30pm on Sundays.
*Our Week 7 program has an ammended schedule, running 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, with two performances on Saturday 6th April, 2pm and 7:30pm.


Tuesday 16 July to 19 July  at 11:30pm and 7:30pm 

CREW CUT FINAL -  SEMI FINAL (2 performances)
Tuesday 23 July to 26 July  at 11:30pm and 7:30pm 

Tuesday 27 July to 02 August at 11:30pm and 7:30pm 


GALA FINAL   3 August 2024  (4 August 2024 Awards Ceremony) 



Festival enquiries, please contact our Festival Director Xolisile W. Dolo at

Short + Sweet Yorkshire Calling For Actors,Directors, ITC,s Writers and Digital Media Makers

Call outs are now open for Directors, Actors, Independant Theatre Companies and Writers. Our Digital Media and Screenplay Entries are now open too. 

Key dates are below. Take a look at the S + S Yorkshire page and get involved!

Script Submissions Close 18th March 2024

Director/ Actor/ITC Call Out Closes 12th April 2024

Allocation of Directors, Scripts & Actors  W/C 14th April

Fesitval Heat One- Friday 21st June

Festival Heat Two - Saturday 22nd June

Fesitval Final Saturday 29th June


Now On!

10 May 2024 to 16 Jun 2024
1 Jun 2024 to 3 Aug 2024
6 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024

Coming Soon

21 Jun 2024 to 7 Jul 2024
6 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024
1 Jun 2024 to 3 Aug 2024