Short+Sweet Hollywood 2022

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 26 - October 30, 2022!

This year's categories are English Language Theatre, LatinX and LGBTQ Theatre and Dance. 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 you can submit your scripts by July 17 HERE!

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 

ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2022

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2022!

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.
Please enter the names, email addresses, and contact phone numbers of any cast members. Directors can choose to cast their play from the Short+Sweet Auditions
Note that scripts which have been performed in Sydney are NOT ELIGIBLE for the competition. Please do not submit a play which has already been performed in Sydney as we will not be able to consider it for the festival.
Tell us about your ITC.
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.

VOLUNTEER AT SHORT+SWEET SYDNEY 2022!

Join our team and volunteer at Short+Sweet Sydney's 20th birthday celebration 2022! Front of House, stage management, hospitality, programming, sponosorships and partnerships - whatever your interest, we'd love to welcome you!
please provide your mobile number

Director Registration for Short+Sweet Sydney 2022

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Sydney 2022!

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.

please provide your mobile number
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.

Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2022

The biggest little play festival in the world is turning 20 this year in its hometown of Sydney and will be returning to the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills from August 28 - October 9!

Nick Hardcastle returns as Festival Director with Belinda Ling as Festival Producer. After having to reprogram the 2021 festival 5 times due to COVID and associated restrictions in 2021, Nick and Belinda are focusing on a consolidated and elevated event that is a true celebration of the great spirit, legacy and format that everyone loves about Short+Sweet! Oh and there will be cake!

All remaining plays that were invited in to the 2021 festival and were unable to be presented will be automatically invited to appear this year.  There will be NO WILDCARDS this year. Everyone who is accepted in the Festival will be programmed in competition and will be guaranteed two evenings and one matinee performance. Our groups this year will be named after some inspring artists who have been members of our Short+Sweet Sydney community and have gone on to continue to inspire us in their respective artistic lives.

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT by June 17, 2022 HERE!!

Short+Sweet is, at its heart, a community and professional development, cultural event. It is a wonderful opportunity for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience. The festival multiplies participants' raw and creative energy, with different ensembles, directors and writers exchanging ideas, learning from each other and providing creative inspiration.
 
With this in mind, in 2021 we created our very first DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

"To ensure that we have the opportunity to see the full breadth of our community here in Sydney represented on stage, I am building a Diversity and Inclusion Programming Team. Everyone on this team will be asked to engage with specific community groups of writers, directors and actors to make sure that those artists have an opportunity to participate in the festival and that their stories can be shared. Whether they be diversely abled, BIPOC, new immigrants, LGBTQ+, have English as a second language or are elderly - I want anyone that might think that there isn't a place for them in the open English language program of Short+Sweet, to know that we have room for them and want them to be seen and heard," says FD Nick Hardcastle.

Your City, Your Stories - YOUR FESTIVAL since 2002!

To find out more or to apply to join our D&I Committee, contact nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

SPONSORSHIP AND PARTNERSHIPS

Short+Sweet presents a unique opportunity to sponsors and partners to reach thousands of people over a extended period. With in theatre activations, on screen loops, outdoor signage, verbal acknowledgements, merchandise, a printed festival brochure, special events, prize giving opportunities and an endless array of bespoke collaborations possible - now is the time to get your brand or company involved with our incredibly engaged community!

To request a sponsorship and partnerships proposal, contact nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

VOLUNTEERS

If you have a passion for the theatre and would like to be a part of our great team then REGISTER HERE! We have roles waiting for you behind the scenes in production, props, front of house, sponsorship and more!!! We’d love to hear from you!

We look forward to welcoming our community back to share Short+Sweet Sydney's 20th Birthday Festival 2022 with us at the Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers Street Surry Hills. 

#shortandsweet  #sssydney2022 #shortsweetfest

 
 

Crash Test Illawarra SCRIPTS

Script Submissions Form

Thank you for your interest in the inaugural Crash Test Drama, produced by Black Box Theatre in association with Wollongong Workshop Theatre (WWT) and Short+Sweet Illawarra.

For your script to be eligible for Crash Test Drama, you will need to ensure:

* The Play has never been produced in front of a paying audience (Must be original)
* Play must be 10min or less (we do allow plays to run up to 15 minutes with approval from the Executive Producer)

PACKAGES

What is the name of your Play?
please provide your mobile number
Please provide a bio of the writer. Please include any formal training, previous credits, and overall theatre background.
Please provide a brief synopsis of your play. About one paragraph is ideal.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf docx.
Tell us where you have performed this play in the past. Please include year / venue / festival name and any other info.
Please list the characters in the play, and please include their gender and ages (M) Male (F) Female (E) Either Ex. Adam - Male 20s Eve - Female 20s Tree - Either, Any age Squirrel - Either, teens
If you are an Illawarra writer, please list your Suburb If you are not living in the Illawarra, please include your Suburb, State and Country
Silver Package ($15 Script Shortlisted for selection + 1 writer ticket) Gold Package ($25 Script Shortlisted for selection, Script feedback report, 1x writer ticket, 1x comp ticket)

Short+Sweet Essex 2022

The biggest little play festival in the world is now coming to the England and the first ever Short+Sweet theatre festival will be held in Essex in September 2022. Short+Sweet will showcase a variety of 10-minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with talented actors, writers and directors showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre. 

Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time! 

GET INVOLVED

We are inviting all writers to create a 10-minute script, all directors to direct a 10-minute play and of course, all actors to perform in our 10-minute play festival. Independent theatre companies are also invited to enter. Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful theatre and film festivals around the world. It is a unique opportunity for emerging, developing and established artists to increase their skills of creation and performance. 
The Short+Sweet festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience.  

We are now inviting all writers to submit a script, whether you are established or first-time, it is open to anyone who wants to have a go. There are no limits to the creativity or content of your scripts, only that it can be performed in 10 minutes or under.   

If you have a passion for the theatre and would like to be a part of a great team, we have roles waiting for you behind the scenes in production, props, front of house, sponsorship and more! 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! 

Sound Files and Tech Script Form

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

TECH: Sound Files and Tech Scripts

Dear Directors

Please upload all your audio files as soon as possible. We also suggest you bring all your files (sound files, tech script) with you on a USB to your Technical Rehearsal as well as a printed copy of your tech script.

 

If you do not have your tech script prepared please just attach the most recent version of your script. Please note you still need to bring TWO PRINTED COPIES of your Tech Scripts with you.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav ..
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your first Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Please upload your next Sound Effect to be used in your play. Our website only allows for MP3 of WAV files. Please use a free online converter to change your files to MP3 or WAV alternatively email your audio file to luke@blackboxtheatre.org Please DO NOT email your files Luke's Short+Sweet email address (it won't be received)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav.
Is there anything we need to know about your sound cues prior to your technical rehearsal?

POSTERS and HERO image

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

Please upload your posters here (if you have one for your play).

Please also upload a "hero" image. This could be a set up photo of an actor, an engaging rehearsal shot. It gives us an alternative image to promote your play. If you don't have a poster, please make sure you get at least one image over to us to we can promote your play.

 

 

20MB Limit - please do not use PDF
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp.
Please upload a nice photo of your play so we can use this on social media. This could be a rehearsal shot, a set-up photo which gives viewers a feel for your play, or a graphic image. You can also upload your poster if you have that ready to go.
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp psd.
Please upload a nice photo of your play so we can use this on social media. This could be a rehearsal shot, a set-up photo which gives viewers a feel for your play, or a graphic image. You can also upload your poster if you have that ready to go.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp.

Artist Quotes | Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2021

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

What does the festival mean to you?

To help us promote the festival, we want to hear in your own words what the festival means to you.

We will convert your answers into quotes to use on our Season Program Booklet and for use online. 

 

 

Which play(s) are you involved in?
Why do you think festivals like S+S are important to artists, audience and the general community?

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