SHORT+SWEET Dublin 2019

October 2019 Short+Sweet Dublin launched its inaugural season of this ten-minute play festival at The Sean O'Casey Theatre in East Wall. Read on to discover this year's winners.

Short+Sweet Dublin 2019 Award Winners:

People's Choice Award:

  • A Blast by Nicola Spendlove, directed by Saoirse Sine

Wild Card Winners:

  • Best Playwright: Sarah Gilmartin for Old Woman of the Roads
  • Best Director: Ian Anthony Lawless for Hedge
  • Best Actor in a female role: Aoife Honohan
  • Best Actor in a male role: Morgan Buckley

Top Ten Winners:

  • Best Playwright: Jonathan Josephson for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Director: Georgia Snow for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Actor in a female role: Jennifer Laverty for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Actor in a male role: Cameron Brady for This Hungry Churchyard

 

Honorary Award:

  • Caoimhe Kenny for Best Corpse

Congratulations for all the 2019 nominees

 

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If you would like further information please email karolineosullivan@shortandsweet.org

 

 

Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2020

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019!

Congratulations to all the successful writers, directors and performers who have been selected to particpate in this year's Short+Sweet Hollywood! In our theatre programs this year we have divided each strand in to groups named after iconic Hollywood stars. Our Open English Language Theatre program is represented by Charlie Chaplin, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis and Cary Grant. Our Latino Theatre section is represented by iconic Latino artists Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, Anthony Quinn and Delores Del Rio. Our LGBTQ+ Live! Program is represented by Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. 

Search for the plays that you wanrt to see under their group name and then buy a ticket to the group session - or buy a festival pass and go and see them all!

CHECK THE NEWS TABS BELOW FOR THE FULL THEATRE AND FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM;

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE!

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL SUBMISSIONS AND REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE THEATRE TO ENJOY THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT'S WORK!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 24 - October 28, 2019!

This year's categories are Theatre, Latino Theatre, Film - English/Latino/LGBT and more and LGBTQ Live! Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. In the meantime, submissions are open for plays here, you can submit  your script or proposal for your LGBTQ Live short work here and you can find out more about the Short+Sweet Film Festival by visiting our film festival page here!

ATTENTION DIRECTORS!
Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors; open to anyone who is interested in having a go. With no experience necessary, this could be your foot into the arts industry, gaining experience, confidence, and understanding of the performing arts. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet and Short+Sweet LATINO Hollywood, please email Festival Director, Nick Hardcastle (nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org ) with an outline of your theatre and/or directing experience, a CV where possible and your request for a spot in either our English language or Latino program. Successful directors will be notified by July 22 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by August 2. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

Directors cannot act in their own play unless it’s part of an ITC (Independent Theatre Company). Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.

 

ATTENTION ACTORS

Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monolgue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasburg Institue on Saturday August 10 for Spanish speaking actors and Sunday August 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. You can register here - and more information is in the news tab below.

We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you!

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

 

Short+Sweet Hollywood 2020

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marylin Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 24 - October 28, 2019!

This year's categories are Theatre, Latino and LGBTQ Theatre, Dance and 10 minute Film. Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. 

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

Register for Actor Auditions 2020

Applications are open for actor auditions! We will be auditioning for both Brisbane and Gold Coast strands on the Sat, 4 Apr

Registrations close Thursday, 2 Apr

Before registering as a Actor, please confirm that you will be available during key festival dates.

KEY DATES

Brisbane: 27 May–30 May

Gold Coast: 17 Jun–20 Jun / 24 Jun-27 Jun

Gala Finals: 19 July

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 3 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
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Register your Cabaret 2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

We want you to sell us the idea for your show. What makes it unique? 

Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
Please include years and production titles if applicable.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
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Register as a Director 2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts and a lineup of amazing actors to choose from. With our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse or HOTA.

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 3 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options

Register as an ITC 2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

To register as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company), we want you to sell us the idea for your show. What makes it unique? And why is your team perfectly suited? 

Name of suburb, Postcode
If your group does not have an existing name, please select the name of the key artist. Alternatively, you may leave this field blank.
Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
If your ITC has participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what this involved. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp tif txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx avi mov mp3 wav zip mp4.
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Short+Sweet Theatre Sharjah 2020

The first ever SHORT+SWEET SHARJAH was held at the Masrah Theatre - Al Qasba from Jan 17 to Feb 1, 2020 as part of the inaugural Sharjah Fringe

Congratulations to the winners of the first ever Gala Final of SHORT+SWEET SHARJAH and thanks to Mr Brian Wilkie MBE for presenting the awards. Here are the winners:

BEST INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANY: Art Box Group

BEST NEWCOMER: Yahya Abou Zeid

BEST ACTOR: Sunil Jasuja (Dedh Inch Upar)

BEST ACTOR RUNNER-UP: Ahmed Abdul Hadi (I want to sleep & Spirits)

BEST ACTRESS: Sherry Dang Briet (Between us Mother & Daughter)

BEST ACTRESS RUNNER-UP: Mona Al Mohamady (I want to sleep)

BEST DIRECTOR: Tareq Abou Zeid (Spirits)

BEST WRITER: Purva Grover (Between us Mother & Daughter)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER: Dedh Inch Upar presented by Theatrewallas UAE

BEST OVERALL PRODUCTION: Between us Mother & Daughter

Thanks to the Sharjah Fringe for hosting the Festival and all our wonderful writers, directors, actors and Independent Theatre Companies who made the first ever Short+Sweet Sharjah such a wonderful event. We’ll see you again in 2021!!!

The full line up for SHORT+SWEET SHARJAH 2020 was as follows:

 

Friday 17 Jan @ 16:30

A Doll's House (Presented by Art Box Group)

Cry for Me

Kite

To Be or Not To Be

 

Friday 17 Jan @ 22:00

Kite

Sprirts (Presented by Art Box Group)

The Basket-Cases

Zahra (Presented by Art Box Group)

 

Saturday 18 Jan @ 16:30

Charming Carmen (Presented by Art Box Group)

Chidi ki Dukki (Presented by Theatrewallas) 

I conquer therefore I am

Superposition (Presented by StudioRepublik)

The most important words of my life

Kite

 

Saturday 18 Jan @ 22:00

Chidi ki Dukki (Presented by Theatrewallas)

I conquer therefore I am

I want to Sleep (Presented by Art Box Group)

Kite

The Basket-Cases

 

Fri 24 Jan @ 20:00

Once in a school day (Presented by Art Box Group)

Dedh Inch Upar (Presented by Theatrewallas)

Never Give Up (Presented by StudioRepublik)

Television Man 

Charming Carmen (Presented by Art Box Group)

 

Sat 25 Jan @20:00

Dedh Inch Upar (Presented by Theatrewallas)

The Flowers

The Hold Up (Presented by StudioRepublik)

Never Give Up (Presented by StudioRepublik)

A Doll's House (Presented by Art Box Group)

 

Friday 31 Jan @ 20:00

Between us mother and daughter

Bhediya (Presented by Theatrewallas)

Never Give Up (Presented by StudioRepublik)

Shhh Don't Open That Box

 

Saturday 1 Feb @ 20:00 - Gala Final

The best plays from the Festival as chosen by our judges and audience:

I want to Sleep (Presented by Art Box Group) JUDGE'S CHOICE WEEK 1

Sprits (Presented by Art Box Group) JUDGE'S CHOICE WEEK 1

Dedh Inch Upar (Presented by Theatrewallas) JUDGE'S CHOICE WEEK 2

Between us mother and daughter JUDGE'S CHOICE WEEK 3

To be or not to be PEOPLE'S CHOICE

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