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!

Theatre Season Announcement | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2023

Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre returns for its fifth year with a Top 20 Season of ten-minute theatre.

The Illawarra will once again be the host of an incredible line-up of short-form theatre in 2023. Twenty-two plays will take place over two weeks in August with cast and crew from the local region and Sydney, as well as Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre’s first-ever international entrant.

Short+Sweet Hollywood Theatre 2024


Welcome everyone to Short + Sweet Hollywood Theatre 2024! We can't wait to see all of your creations for next year's festival!

Submissions are now open!

Submit your script in the drop-down below! Plus, check out our other drop-down menus for how to submit for Directors, Actors, and ITC/Groups!

Stay tuned for all registrations, locations and season information for our THEATRE and LATIN X programs soon to come.


Director Registration for Short+Sweet Sydney 2024

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Sydney 2024!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic first timers. Everyone will be given consideration. You'll be asked to submit a cv or any relevant information to us.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting your script and the festival dates.

Our Festival Director will get back to you as soon as possible and no later than October 1st 2023.

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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. 


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