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!


The grand finale of our 2022 Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre and Film Festival is finally here, and we have 30 films from Australian, International and Illawarra filmmakers ready to tantalise your senses.

Short+Sweet Illawarra Film Festival Finals
Sunday 25th September 2022
Bridge Street Theatre 

24 Bridge Street Consiton (Wollongong NSW Australia)
Tickets $35 (inc snacks at interval)
Tickets are available at the door (cash or tap)

Our Finals Lineup:


Register for Short+Sweet Theater Dubai 2023

Thank you for your interest in Short+Sweet Theater Dubai 2023!

Share you details with us and the Festival Director will be in touch with you shortly!

including country/area codes
Let us know how you would like to be a part of Short+Sweet Dubai 2023
If you don't already have a script of your own, then you can request for access to the Short+Sweet bank of scripts
If you do not have a play to be a part of as an actor, or have a script but looking for actors or simply looking to put yourself out there to find the right friend in the community - come audition!
Regional Week features 10 minute performances in any language other than English - we previously have had French, Hindi, Marathi, Zulu, Malayalam, Gujurati and Arabic plays.
Since 2021 we have had themed weeks - 10 minute plays written and performed including either or both themes of Horror & Romance.

Program Info


Please provide your synopsis and provide the name of any person or business that has supported your play (ex Rehearsal Space, costume hire etc). 




This may be displayed publicly next to your name
Please provide a one paragraph bio (directors)

Actor Registration Form | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2022


Actor Registration Form

Dear actors,

Firstly, thank you so much for being involved and volunteering your time and talent to our festival. We hope you will find your Short+Sweet experience an exciting theatrical challenge. But most of all, we want to make sure you're in a safe environment, and that you're nurtured and cared for at every step along the way.

Enter your mobile number 04XX XXX XXX or Landline phone number 02 XXXX XXXX
Please list the area or suburb you would like to be credited with. This will appear on the program and public festival promotion. Ex. Joe Blue (Stanwell Park).
Auditions are held in age and gender groups. Which gender group would you like to audition for? If you believe you would like to be considered for roles in either gender, we will allow you to audition in both gender groups.
Please give us a one-to-two paragraph bio written in third person. This may be used to promote your involvement in the professional, so word it the way you'd want people to read about you.
If you did not provide a headshot when you registered for auditions, please provide one now. This will assist us to be able to promote your involvement on Social Media and with local media outlets. Professional actor headshots are preferred. If you don't have one, any picture which shows your face nice and close is acceptable.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp tif psd.
Please tell us the names of the play(s) you have accepted roles in for Short+Sweet Illawarra.
Please let us know if you have have any physical or mental health conditions that you feel we should be aware of. We will be in touch with you to discuss what we can do to support you through the festival, but you are welcome to include that information here as well.
Please include the name and mobile phone number of someone we can call in the event of an emergency. Please note at least one of your two required emergency contacts must be someone not involved with the Festival.
Please include the name and mobile phone number of someone we can call in the event of an emergency. Please note at least one of your two required emergency contacts must be someone not involved with the Festival.



All scripts submitted before OCTOBER 1, 2022 will be considered for the following Short+Sweet Festivals happening across the globe in 2022 and 2023:

including country/area codes
Please list number of male and female actors required for your script as well as any roles that can be played by either male or female e.g: Cast 5 (m2, f1, e2)
What is the style or genre of your play? (PLEASE CHECK WHATEVER OPTIONS ARE APPLICABLE)
Confirm that your name and/or contact details are not present anywhere on your script. If you submit with your name and/or contact details, your submission will be disqualified and you will not receive a refund.
If you wish to enter a script in a language not mentioned above, first please email the Literary Manager of Short+Sweet International Alex Broun on
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.

Registration for Short+Sweet VARIETY!

Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Hollywood 2022 as a Variety Artist! This is open to acts and individiduals alike.
We encourage performers in comedy, music, drag, burlesque, magic, dance to all apply! Variety artitsts are only limited by their imagination! Short+Sweet is focused on providing opportunities for all artisits regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or gender expression, diverse abilities or age.
please provide your mobile number
Tell us about you and your act.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.


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29 Oct 2022 to 6 Nov 2022

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