Register as an actor for Short+Sweet Canberra 2019

Thank you for your interest in registering as an actor for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2019!

Short+Sweet is the biggest little festival in the world, and in Canberra over 100 performing artists get involved every year. Short+Sweet is an inclusive festival, welcoming people of all ages, races, genders and abilities.

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Transgender people are invited to check the box or boxes of genders they are happy to play on stage.
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Please indicate all audition slots you are available for. You will be advised by email which slot you've been booked into.
This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your acting experience above.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
It is not essential that you have a showreel, but it can be particularly helpful, especially if you can't make it to the auditions.

Expression of Interest in entering an ITC in Short+Sweet Canberra 2019

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

Independent theatre companies (ITCs) may pitch their ten minute performance using this form. You don't have to be an established organisation, even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us. This form allows you to tell us what you want to do, and we'll use the information you provide to determine whether to include you in the festival, and which program to put you in. So be as clear and detailed as possible.

please provide your mobile number
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.
This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your acting experience above.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Describe what you plan to put on stage. You may also submit a script.
You may upload a script or a video of your performance.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf docx avi mov mp3 wav.

Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2019

Almost ten years ago, the world's biggest little festival kicked off in the coolest little capital, which grew to become the largest community of performing artists in Canberra, with over 100 people contributing to each festival. The 2019 festival is going to be a celebration of that community.

As an open access festival, Short+Sweet Canberra brings together a broad range of artists. Professional performing artists work alongside talented enthusiasts, and artists with more experience and expertise in other artforms. And most importantly, it brings new audiences into the theatre as friends and family members of participants attend performances and recognise their own potential to participate.

Short+Sweet Canberra is at once local and eclectic. Plays are submitted from all over the world, and the festival director shortlists approximately half of the festival’s content from local writers, and half from interstate and overseas. Most actors and directors who participate come from Canberra, many travel from the capital region, and the festival has also welcomed actors and directors from Sydney and Melbourne.

Short+Sweet Canberra enjoys the support of Canberra Theatre Centre, without which, we couldn't stage this great festival each year.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.

 

2019 Performance Dates

Top 20 Week 1: 23 April - 26 April, 7:30pm daily

Top 20 Week 2: 30 April - 3 May, 7:30pm daily

Gala Final: 4 May, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

 

 

Register for Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi, hosted by the New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Centre, from January 25-26, 2019.

 

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PLEASE CHOOSE AS MANY AS YOU LIKE!
Participants in Short+Sweet do so on a voluntary basis. Artists selected for Short+Sweet are not entitled to payment or re-numeration of any kind although they may be eligible for various prizes.

Register for Short+Sweet Comedy Dubai 2018

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Comedy Dubai from November 7th to 10th, 2018 hosted by The Junction.

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Each comic may perform in UP TO TWO languages
Please choose ONLY ONE option
Participants in Short+Sweet do so on a voluntary basis. Artists selected for Short+Sweet are not entitled to payment or re-numeration of any kind although they may be eligible for various prizes.

Results+Review: Week 1 Short+Sweet Illawarra

RESULTS+REVIEW: WEEK 1
SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA
Harbour Theatre Shellharbour

RESULTS

The results are in, and we are proud to announce the first two plays which have won a spot in our Sydney festival February-March next year.

Judges Choice:
1st Place: THREATENED PANDA FIGHTS BACK
2nd Place: IS THIS A DREAM?
3rd Place: FOR HIRE
Threatened Panda Fights Back advances to Short+Sweet Syndey 2019

Short+Sweet Comedy Dubai 2018

Short+Sweet Comedy Festival 2018

Following on from a successful debut in 2017 breaking all prior records in the Middle East, the second Short+Sweet Comedy Festival will be held at the home of Short+Sweet in Dubai, The Junction. Bigger & Better than ever before. The Region's Largest Comedy Festival that kickstarted many a comedy careers is back with a bang. The funniest battle you will ever see on stage!

All comics are welcome irrespective of their nationalities. There are separate heats for regional language comics - Arabic, Hindi & Urdu - so you are welcome to enter no matter what language you speak. Also comics may perform in two different languages if you're game. So what are you waiting for.....?

First Timers are more than welcome. Looking for a new way to disappoint your parents? Try your hand at Comedy. 

Registrations: To register for the Festival just click HERE.

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FESTIVAL TIMELINE:
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1) "Get Wit it" Comedy Workshop for Participating Comedians by seasoned comedian Adnan Nalwala
(First 30 Registrations get a 15% Discount to the workshop.)
Adnan Nalwala - one of the most energetic and entertaining stand up comedian in the Indian comedy circuit for a unique workshop on comedy! Adnan has a wide experience in performing comedy shows in India, Middle East & USA. He has performed alongside Vir Das to an audience of 1200 people. He has performed in over 300 shows internationally. Adnan will share tools and techniques on how to improve your delivery on stage. You will learn how to make your own thoughts and stories hilarious and thus become the star of a party. 
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm, 
Date: Fri, 26th Oct 2018

2) The Mercedes Benz Challenge for Participating Comedians 
(First 30 Registrations / 8 Teams):
RushAWay & Gargash in association with Comic On Nights Presents The Mercedes Benz Challenge for Comedians. Contesting teams of 4 members will drive around the city in a Mercedes-Benz, tackling 7 unique challenges. In their endeavor, teams will test their mental and physical fitness, quick thinking and camaraderie, all while having a blast! 100 teams will compete to conquer 7 challenges in style, to win the grand prize a - Mercedes-Benz - SUV! First 30 people to register to the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival get a direct spot in the Mercedes-Benz Challenge as 8 teams. T&C's Apply.
Date: Fri, 2nd Nov 2018
Winning Prize. Mercedes-Benz SUV.

3) Portfolio Photoshoot for Participating Comedians 
(First 30 Registrations):
The Black Canvas in association with Comic On Nights give the first 30 people to register to the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival 2018 an all expense paid professional portfolio photo shoot. 
Date: TBA

4) Preliminary Rounds - Regional Category (Arabic/Hindi/Urdu):
8:00pm Onwards, Wed 7th Nov 2018
First Half Arabic 
Second Half Hindi/Urdu

5) Preliminary Rounds - International Category (English):
8:00pm Onwards, Thu 8th Nov 2018
2:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018
4:00pm Onwards, Sat 10th Nov 2018

6) Special Shows:
4:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018
8:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018

7) Gala Finale - International Category: 
8:00pm Onwards, Saturday 10th Nov 2018

Venue: 
The Junction Theatre, Unit H72, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. 
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8ASdkTS1XXn
Directions: http://www.thejunctiondubai.com/contact 
Phone: +971 4 3388 525

Tickets: www.platinumlist.net
(Please Note: Only participants performing in a specific session receive free entry to that session. Everyone else must purchase a ticket.)

Judges:
15+ Anonymous Judges from various creative fields. Each a star in their respective fields will be judging the comedians based on their writing, originality, performance, style etc. 

Plus an International Comedian will be judging the Gala Finale.

Festival Director:
Pawan Manghnani

Registrations:  To register for the Festival just click HERE.
(Link goes live at 12:00 Noon, 15th Oct 2018)

Rules: 
All content must be original.
Local laws & sensitivities must be respected.
Each comedian will get only 1 slot (in up to two languages) in the preliminary round.
Only Comedians participating in the Preliminary Rounds - Regional Category will get another slot to perform in the Preliminary Rounds - International Category if they wish to perform twice.
Acts could be Stand-Up, Improv', Sketch, Play, Poetry, Musical, Parody, 2 Person or Group Act, but has to be from the Comedy Genre Only. 
First Timer: Min 2 Minutes & Max 3 Mins Set each.
Regular Comics: Min 4 Minutes & Max 5 Minutes each
18 finalists to be chosen from the preliminary rounds.
Finalists can repeat the same set for the finale or do a completely different act.
Rules & Regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
The Venue & Organizers reserve their rights as final say in case of any dispute or cheating on part of the performer(s).
Judges Choice(s) will be final.

Categories for Winners:
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - Regional Category
Judge's Choice 1st Runner Up - Regional Category
Judge's Choice 2nd Runner Up - Regional Category
People's Choice Overall Winner - Regional Category
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - International Category
Judge's Choice 1st Runner Up - International Category
Judge's Choice 2nd Runner Up - International Category
People's Choice Overall Winner - International Category
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - Non-StandUp Category
Best Joke of the Night. (For each preliminary round)
Best Joke of the Night (For Gala Finale)
Special Prizes for all Finalists.
Special Prizes for all Winners.

RSVP to the event page for regular updates: http://tiny.cc/ShortSweetComedyFest

If you are interested to sponsor the event, email the festival director pawan.manghnani@gmail.com & comiconnights@gmail.com to get more details on how to get on board!

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For more information contact the Festival Director Pawan Manghnani on +971 55 540 6936 or email Pawan.Manghnani@Gmail.com

Preview: Week 1 Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018

WEEK 1 | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE ILLAWARRA 2018

4th to 7th October 2018
at the Harbour Theatre - home of the Roo Theatre Company
Addison Street Shellarbour Village

Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm + Sunday at 5:30pm

Short+Sweet – the world’s largest little play festival – launches in the Illawarra for the very first time in 2018 which will produce twenty short plays over two weeks in Shellharbour and Wollongong.

Comp Ticket Booking Form - Week 2 2018

 

ARTIST COMPLIMENTARY TICKET FORM - WEEK 2
Writers and Directors

Writers and Directors are entitled to two complimentary tickets - one for themselves (not transferrable) and another for a guest. Ideally these will be for the same show, however if you can't organise your guest to come to the same show as you, you'll need to submit this form twice.

Comp Ticket Booking Form - Week 1 2018

 

ARTIST COMPLIMENTARY TICKET FORM
Writers and Directors

Writers and Directors are entitled to two complimentary tickets - one for themselves (not transferrable) and another for a guest. Ideally these will be for the same show, however if you can't organise your guest to come to the same show as you, you'll need to submit this form twice.

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