Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2018

Official Selection for Short & Sweet Hollywood 2018 

The Marilyn Monroe Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

September 13th-October 21st 2018  


PROGRAM C  (Sept 15th-16th & Sept 22nd-23rd - Sat 5pm, Sun 4pm)

Manband. Written and Directed by Narmar Hanna. Cast. Narmar Hanna &Tatum Shank.Log Line. In today's modern society, should men also wear engagement rings?

Carl Flunt Would Protect You from Trucks. Written by Scott Mullen. Directed by Emily Claeys. Cast: Carrie Poyer, Jenn O’Brien, Mary Carrig, Kerry Sullivan. Log Line. A young woman is visited by herself from the future, who has come back to warn her about a laundry list of regrettable decisions. 

Only Two Remained.  Written and directed by Maxwell Morro.  Cast. Edwin Modlin & Sarah Martellaro. Log Line. Two partners discuss about philosophical aspects.

Future Wives.  Written by Katherine King. Directed by Stephen Juhl. Cast.Katherine King & Ayla Barreau. Log Line. A bright future awaits society as both women and men finally settle into new gender roles that are not only a perfect fit...they even solve global warming!

Cherry.  Written by Sophie Galibert and Arthur Cohen. Directed by Sophie Galibert. Produced by Arthur Cohen. Cast. Chandler Ryan & Melanie Imani. Log Line. When Cherry seeks the support of her best friend Anna at dinner little does she know the meal is going to shatter the backbone of their lifelong friendship.

Got You. Written by Kel Vance. Directed by David McKay. Cast. TBD. Log Line. After receiving bad news a woman turns to her best mate to find a way to defraud an insurance company hoping to obtain the money needed for a life and death situation.

Enough.  Written by Jennifer Brown and Camille Blanco. Directed by Rossana Zubrzycki. Cast. Camille Blanco. Log Line. Every time tragedies happen, there are always intense emotions and calls for action, but when it dies down, no real action is taken to prevent this nightmare from happening over and over again. A teenager performer, Camille Blanco, will share the story of Valerie Leftman whose boyfriend was a school shooter.


PROGRAM D (Sept 20th-23rd -Thurs&Friday&Sat 7pm, Sunday 6pm)

Stick and Move.  Written by Greg Lam. Directed by John Fingal O’Donnell. Cast. Wayne Nickel. Log Line. When you're out on a first date, it's always good to have someone in your corner.

Survival Strategy.  Written by Donna Hoke. Directed by Brian Patrick Williams. Cast. Dennis Pearson & Abbie Krentz. Log line. Officemates Jerry and Jenny make a deal to get from each other at work what they can't get at home.

Thanks Dude. Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Angie Gega. Cast. Austin Carr & Robert Olsen Log Line. A friendship is tested when one friend sleeps with his best friend’s ex-girlfriend.

Moral Luck & Ralph & Dent. Written by Don O. Knowlton. Directed by Fred Dekker. Cast. Don O. Knowlton & Ryan Rowe. Log Line. When two middle-aged white guys realize no one is listening any more, what are they to do?

15 Seconds. Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Kristina Pesic. Cast. Victoria Van Winkle & Colby Lemaster. Log Line. 15 seconds encounter between a young man and woman.

Courtyard Drama.  Written and Directed by Jason Levinson. Written and Directed by Jason Levinson. Produced by Brian Sabowski. Assistant Director. Danny Gomez. Cast. Reggie Watkins, Tiffany Commons, Kirk Enochs, Scarlet Van Loon, Brendan Clifford. Log Line. Life-long best friends who love treating each other like crap are forced to confront their biggest fear. Reality.


PROGRAM E (Sept 20th-23rd - Thurs&Friday&Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 7:30pm)

Have you ever done this before. Written by Masha Voylokok.  Directed by Bronwyn L. Watson. Cast. Lee Margaret Hanson, Julia Finch, Pedro Shanan. Log line. Two women meet in a seedy hotel room for a romantic tryst but are rudely interrumpted. A short play about women, men, sex workers, and the entertainment industry. In the era of #MeToo we have to ask ourselves. "Have you ever done this before?". We have to ask it over and over again.

Mom’s The Word.  Written by John & Kay Longhurst. Directed by Kathleen Rubin. Cast. Katherine King & Justin Baltz. Log line. The laughs keep coming when a couple find themselves on an extremely awkward blind date set up by their conspiring, overzealous, meddling moms

Surprise.  Written by Mark Harvey Levine.  Directed by Luis Goyanes. Cast. Loren Lillian, Nathan Ondracek & Ryan Walsh. Log Line. Peter is a psychic, but only two minutes ahead.

Intimate.  Written by Judith Duncan. Directed by Phil Biedron. Cast. Danielle Kay & Scott Alin. Log Line. A teenage girl, struggles to gain accountability from the man she has spent the night with.

Romeo and Rosaline. Written by Matthew Wells. Directed by Deb Foster. Cast. Nicolette Acosta, Robert Aldredge, RoShawn Briscoe, Adam Dorsey, Emma Friedman, Ian Schuelke. Log Line. Story of Romeo and Juliet from another point of view.

172 Push Ups. Written by Scott Mullen. Directed by Frieda de Lackner. Cast. Krystal Mosley, Tahmus Rounds & Christina Wren. Log Line. A man and a woman sitting on bench, they share their stories. She wants to propose her partner that same night.


PROGRAM F - LATINO (Sept 27th-30th - Thurs&Friday&Sat 7pm, Sunday 6pm)

Visión de los Vencidos. Written and Directed by Sergio Serdio. Cast: Jose Luis Muñoz, Henry Prudencio, Mario Flores & Frances Padilla. Percussion: Sergio Serdio. Log Line. A vision of the conquest of Mexico Tenochtitlan 1531.

Al Final Todo el Mundo Muere. Written by Xavi Morató. Directed by Moses Norton & Sebastian Garcia. Produced by Miriama. Cast: Elena Rojas Garcia, Mick Garcia & Jared Grange. Log Line. A interview in a police station to a woman that insists that she could travel through time.

Olvido. Written by Carlos Mugica. Directed by Angie Gega. Cast. Angie Gega & Miguel Elysee. Log Line. Encounter in a bar between two ex, and she’ll offer him to make her pregnant with only with one condition.

The Big Day.  Written and Directed by Gabriela Paciel. Cast. Felipe de Lara & Nisalda Gonzalez. Produced by Mario Szekely & Gabriela Paciel. Log Line. Two siblings on their way to the wedding of her, have a problem with their car. 

El Marijuano. Written by Andrew Cervantes. Directed by Ashley Karp. Cast. Giovanni Navarro & Rene D’Nava. Log Line. Two great friends are saying goodbye for the last night.

El Bulto. Written by Mario Barra & Magaly Castellanos. Directed by Magaly Castellanos.Cast. Adriana Becerril, Jonathan Lev, Mario Barra, Rado Lazic, Valentina Olarte & Jim Francis. Log Line. An unexpected death has left a group of immigrants with a big problem. How will they decide to solve it?


PROGRAM G - LATINO (Sept 27th-30th - Thurs&Friday&Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 7:30pm)

Inmerso. Written and directed by Lili Gorett. Cast. Kiara Beltrán, Estefania Martt, Yadira Pascult, Mar Amezcua, Noe de la Rosa,  Marco García, Roberto Arrizon, Juliana Sáenz, Valentina Latyna. Log Line. Sensory and interactive experience that envelops the spectator 360 degrees. You are the protagonist of the story Immersed is a fourth dimension Theatrical concept, leading you to feel the story in the first person where you are the protagonist, creating a unique experience for the audience / participant.

The Women Who Left. Written and Directed by Diana Valencia & Gabriela Ortega. Cast. Diana Valencia & Gabriela Ortega. Log Line. Two women confront faith and fate after being exiled from the place they call home.

La Nada. Written and Directed by Gisela Arnao. Cast. Laura Marstucelli & Andres Requena. Log Line. It seems we control our lives, but one day, suddenly, everything changes. We are in a new place that we don’t recognize, with someone we’ve never seen before. Uncertainty lurks.

El Amor no Tiene Edad.  Written by Angelo Medina & Pili Samayoa.  Adapted and Directed by Salvador Casado. Cast. Naomi Coaí, Salvador Casado, Michelle Riley, Jacobo Ortiz & Blanca Souto. Log Line. Two elderly book a hotel room to have a sexual encounter but it won’t be that easy.

La Bestia. Written by Juan Frendsa. Directed by Alberto Zeni. Cast. Virginia Novello, Mario Corona & Antonio Zamudio. Log Line. An exploration of what happens in La Bestia, one of the most known trains, because it brings so many ilegal immigrants from South America to the USA.

Melocotón en Almíbar. Written by Saida Santana. Directed by Saida Santana & Yareli Arizmendi. Cast. Yareli Arizmendi. Log Line. When did life go from sweet to unbearably sour? This is the question our protagonist asks out loud. Is there an answer? 


PROGRAM H - LATINO (Sept 29th-30th & Oct 6th-7th - Sat 5pm, Sun 4pm)

Te Quiero, My Love. Written by Maria Serena. Directed by Diego Zavala. Cast. Marcela Cantú & Diego H.Z.F. Log Line. A couple separated by an absurd fence will find out what could they do to be together.

Cena Embarazosa. Written by Ruben Tejerina. Directed by Tomas Decurgez. Cast. Gemma Marin, Rebeca Badia & Tomas Decurgez. Log Line. A couple of two homosexual women plan to get pregnant with an invited guest help who won’t know what’s going on.

Matilde y Lula. Written and Directed by Tessie Herrasti. Cast: Andi Yuma & Tessie Herrasti. Log Line. Matilde, a dreamer and Lula, an intellectual waltz their way through Post-War Europe in search of a home. With the help of a hut and some imaginary champagne, they discover that friendship is more important than reality.

I Was Born to Be Abused. Written by German Suarez. Directed by John Fingal O’Donnell. Cast. TBA. Log Line. Interview between a lawyer and a man about the crimes he did in the past.




PROGRAM I - LATINO (Oct 4th-7th - Thurs&Friday&Sat 7pm, Sunday 6pm)

Guerrera Inmortal. Written by Prakriti Maduro. Directed by Pakriti Maduro & Veronica Osorio. Cast. Daniela Azuaje & María Elena Heredia. Log Line. Crisis of a super star.

This is a Pencil. Helen is a Nurse. Written and Directed by Lupe Gehrenbeck. Cast. Elena Sanz & Sebastian Galvez. Log Line. It was the perfect romantic night until they played the ouija board.

Osmosis. Written and Directed by Jaime Arze. Cast. Valeria Gonzalez & Valeria Maldonado. Log Line. Two sisters discuss their futures while waiting for roadside assistance.

Tinder Sorpresa. Written by Roberto Jose Herrera. Directed by Jhonathan Tabares. Cast: Bibiana Navas & Ramon Valdés. Log Line. An encounter of a man and a woman through Tinder that will result in a surprise.

Justice. Written and Directed by Mauricio Gomez Amoretti. Cast: Maria Elena Heredia, Cindy Lazo & Rubén Guevara. Log Line. Three people talking about how one of them died in a protest in Venezuela.

A Prueba de Deseo. Written by Alfonso Martinez & Sergio Lozano. Directed by Ruben Rabassa. Cast: Ruben Rabassa & TBA. Log Line. Last audition for a famous actor to get a big role in a big movie. How much will he need to get into character to get the role?


PROGRAM J - LATINO (Oct 4th-7th - Thurs&Friday&Sat 8:30pm, Sunday 7:30pm)

El Nido. Written by German Suarez. Directed by Gladise Jimenez. Cast: Gladise Jimenez, Rubén Guevara, Dive Assad, Ernesto Reyes & Hansel Ramirez. Log Line. Original story about a world lead by Queens that need to get pregnant by the best men candidates…but once they are satisfied, they’ll kill them.

El Salto del Tigre.  Written by Pedro Pablo Picazo. Directed by Tony Garza. Cast. Isabel Soto & Rosa Rubio.Log Line. Two women in a hospital waiting to hear about their lover who is in very bad conditions.

Sirena. Written by Eduardo Yribarren. Directed by Kimba Henderson. Cast. Tsuria Diaz & Jantonio Bague. Log Line. A robbery in a small shop in Mexico could be a exciting experience.

Espectacular.  Written and Directed by Jose Villalobos. Cast. Carlos Santos, Valeria Gonzalez, Sergio Macian & Karola Sanchez. Log Line. A famous actor gets electrocuted right before getting in the stage for a very important performance of Romeo and Juliet.

Blanca Palomilla. Written by Javier Ceriani. Directed by Moses Norton. Cast: Javier Ceriani & Gerard Myles. Log Line. A Pablo Escobar’s ex share some information about one of the most important narcos in history. Information based on real facts and interviews.



Christian Rodrigo

Short & Sweet Hollywood 

Festival Director




Register now for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2019

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Dubai, to be hosted at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.


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Register for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai 2018

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai on October 5 & 6, 2018 hosted by The Junction.


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Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai 2018

Short+Sweet Dubai is an amazing year long programme of festivals to be held at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.


FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Dhruti Shah D'souza

Following on from a successful debut in 2017, the second Short+Sweet Poetry Festival will be held at the home of Short+Sweet in Dubai, The Junction in Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz, on October 5th and 6th, 2018.


Rules of the Festival

+ Entry to the Festival is FREE. All poets are welcome. Entry is open to all poets 12 years and above.

+ Poems presented at the festival must be the work of the poet/s presenting the poem. Poems authored by co-authors are welcome.

+ Poems may be presented in any style - read, recited, enacted, sung, performed, danced, dramatised - as long as they are presented by the poet/s. Performance poetry is welcome.

+ A microphone, lectern and chair will be provided if required. No lighting changes are allowed during the presentation but background music or live musical accompaniment is allowed. Poets are also welcome to bring along their own props and/or costumes if desired.

+ The poet may present any number of poems but their total stage time must not exceed 5 minutes. The time limit is strictly applied and those who go over 5 minutes are disqualified.

+ Poems may be presented in either Arabic, English, Hindi or Urdu.

+ Poems must not have been presented at Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai previously.

+ Each heat will have between ten to twenty poets presenting.

+ A designated number of poets will be selected from each heat by audience and judge’s voting to take place in the Gala Finals of Short+Sweet Poetry. The Festival Director (Dhruti Shah D'souza) may also chose to add additional finalist as the Festival Director’s choice.

+ The following awards will be presented to the winners at the end of the Gala Finals: Best Poet English, Best Poet Arabic, Best Poet Hindi, Best Poet Urdu, Best Poet - Audience’s Choice, Best Poem, Best Poetry Performance, Festival Director's Choice (optional) - in all three categories.

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ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

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If any of the leaders of this production are under 18, please note that here. We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Please list your actors' names and email addresses.
Note that scripts which have been performed in Sydney are NOT ELIGIBLE for the competition. Please do not submit a play which has already been performed in Sydney as we will not be able to consider it for the festival.
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Actor Registrations for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

Thank you for your interest in acting at Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

Short+Sweet Sydney provides more acting opportunities than almost any event worldwide, with around 400-600 roles each season. We welcome actors of all ages, ethnicities, genders, colours, creeds, experience levels, sexual preferences, political leanings, lovers of Marvel, lovers of DC - everyone is welcome.

The first step is to register your interest via this form. At a later point, you will be sent details on how to register for an audition, which will likely be held around October/November 2018.

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Full Season Announcement - Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018

Short+Sweet Illawarra Top 22 Season Announcement

The wait is over, we have selected our full season of twenty-two plays in the first ever Short+Sweet Illawarra, and ticket sales are now open for this historic event for the Wollongong and Shellharbour community.


WEEK 1 | 4th to 7th October

Venue: Harbour Theatre Shellharbour - Home of the Roo Theatre Company

Performance Week Preference - Short+Sweet Illawarra

Please complete this short form to give your preference for your performance week. Wherever possible, please be willing to perform in either week. This gives us the best chance to produce a balanced festival. 

2018 Performance Season - Top 20

4 - 7 October (10 Plays)
Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour - home of the Roo Theatre Company. 

18 - 21 October (10 Plays)
Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston - home of the Phoenix Theatre.

If you absolutely cannot perform in a specific week due to cast or writer/director unavailability please indicate which week you CANNOT perform.
Please provide specific details as to why your play cannot perform in the week indicated. If any of your cast are involved in clashing shows, please include names of affected actors.

Audition Booking Form S+S Illawarra



Auditions for registered actors will take place Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August at the Bridge St Theatre Coniston (Phoenix Theatre).

Please book which session you would like to audition for. If you believe you are eligible for more than one age or gender group you can book more than one audition slot - this means you would need to perform your 2-minute monologue in each session booked. You will get an email once your booking has been confirmed on our end. 

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Now On!

13 Sep 2018 to 21 Oct 2018

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2 Oct 2018 to 21 Oct 2018
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