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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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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#NoPoliticsWithComedy
#StandupForStandup

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.

Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2018

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2018

This year we have a fantastic lineup of short works (10 minutes or less) presented across 4 intertwined festivals: TheatreLatinoDance and Film. The programs change each week and run from September 13. The film festival heats are held on Saturday nights and the last week of the festival (October 18-21) features the best works of the whole festival with awards and prizes in all categories. If you come along to watch this year please consider getting involved next year. Short+Sweet welcomes creativity of all flavours and the 10 minute format is accessible and entertaining. 

Official Selection for Short & Sweet Hollywood 2018 

The Marilyn Monroe Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

September 13th-October 21st 2018  

FINALS 

People's Choice Semifinals

ENGLISH PROGRAMS (Thursday October 18th - 7PM)

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.

Avocado Toast. Written and Directed by Ken Levine. Cast. Sasha Venn, Hunter Paul. Log Line. A young couple dine in the trendiest new hot spot in town – a restaurant where every table has its own audience. Since Millennial feel they star in their own reality show, here they actually do. It’s an interactive satire on trends, modern relationships, and avocado toast.

Immersed. Written and directed by Lili Gorett. Cast. Sophie Meister, Whitney Bowers, Elena Rojas, Kiara Beltrán, Estefania Martt, Mar Amezcua, Noe de la Rosa, Yadira Pascult, 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.

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. 

Asking for it. Written by Renee Boyer. Directed by Megan Frances. Production Assistant Jeremy Ebenstein. Cast. Jared Scott, Charlotte Louise Spencer, Kenna Ryan & Cody John. Log Line. Rav and Katie had a good time at a party, but then she stole his phone. Or did he give it to her? Consent can be a tricky concept…

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.

Us. Written by Ben Russell and Soda Persi. Directed by Marisa O’Brien. Cast. Ben Russell, Soda Persi. Log Line. This is what happens after a boy meets a woman, and before happily ever after.

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

LATINO PROGRAMS (Thursday October 18th - 8:45PM)

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Inmerso. Written and directed by Lili Gorett. Cast. TBA. 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.

Crew Cut Semifinals

ENGLISH PROGRAMS (Friday October 19th - 7:00)

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

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.

Timesavers. Written by Barry Wood. Directed by David Harper. Cast. Shae Wilson & Tee Jay Thomas. Log line. When a customer wanders into a new shop, she is given the opportunity to go back in time. But when she gets there, she's suddenly in a desperate race to stay just five minutes ahead of herself.

The Snow Angel of Antarctica. Written by Victoria Connerty. Directed by Allison Lind.Cast. Taryn Schubert & Jon Owens.Log Line. After a year of travelling the world, Ellie has reached Antarctica with her brother, Jimmy. Despite the ever-present threat of psychotic penguins, the never-present threat of angry polar bears and the small matter of the human ashes she’s smuggling in her hand luggage, Ellie isn't ready to leave. But Jimmy thinks it's time for them to return home. A tale with a twist about Scrabble, sibling rivalry and snow angels.

Cherry.  Written and Directed by Sophie Galibert & Arthur Cohen. Cast. Chandler Ryan & Melanie Imani. Log Line. CHERRY opens on two best friends playfully revisiting old memories and ends with them tearing each other apart. In a mere ten minutes it is the whimsical innocence of childhood that comes crashing against the concrete reality of the present. Beyond the question of abortion, it is a bond of sisterhood that is at stake, a bond that is both a blessing and a curse, because who better than one’s best friend to use the key to one’s pain?

The Last Radio Show.  Written by John Longhurst. Directed by Dudley Levell. Cast. Gina Cohen, Jack Douglas, Steven Tait, Mark Longhurst. Log Line. Take a third radio show, a second rate murder mystery and a first rate show wrecker...that spells mayhem and hilarity! "Side splitting" wrote the "Times". Unfortunately, they weren't writing about our show, but they will, if they ever see it. 

LATINO PROGRAMS (Friday October 19th - 8:15PM)

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.

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.

Defaced. Written and Directed by James Michael Marshall. Cast. Bevin Bru and Clemente Matte. Log Line. Two young soulmates have to face a major turning point in their relationship. Does it bring them closer or will it rip them apart?

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.

Hahahouse. Written and Directed by Caro Cappiello. Cast: Caro Cappiello, Luciano Cortes & Mela Green. Log line. A fresh take on storytelling based on impro situations.

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

GALA FINALS

ENGLISH GALA FINALS (Saturday & Sunday October 20th & 21st - 5PM)

Slow Dating. Written by Adam Szudrich. Directed by Katie Burson. Cast. Julie Collis. Log line. When an elderly lady tries speed dating it leads to a night with a charming stranger and a heartbreaking revelation about her husband. A one woman show which explores the beauty of holding on and the vulnerability in letting go.

Got You. Written by Kel Vance. Directed by David McKay. Cast. Bevin Bru & Kaitlin Large. 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.

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

Have you ever done this before. Written by Mashka Wolfe.  Directed by Bronwyn L. Watson. Cast. Lee Margaret Hanson, Julia Finch, Pedro Shanahan. 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.

LATINO GALA FINALS (Saturday 20th 7PM & Sunday October 21st 7:30PM)

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.

La Nada. Written and Directed by Gisela Arnao. Cast. Romina Cocca & 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.

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.

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.

Blanca Palomilla. Written by Javier Ceriani. Directed by Moses Norton. Cast: Javier Ceriani & Marcelo Palacios. 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.

More plays TBA.

 

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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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 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.

 

including country/area codes
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options
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.

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