Actor Registration | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Theatre is back, and we are looking for actors to take the stage in the return of Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra - Wollongong's contribution to the world's largest little-play festival.

It doesn't matter how old you are, what your cultural background is, your shape or size - with over 20 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!

Enter your mobile number 04XX XXX XXX or Landline phone number 02 XXXX XXXX
Auditions are held in age and gender groups. Which gender group would you like to audition for? If you believe you would like to be considered for roles in either gender, we will allow you to audition in both gender groups.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. You can obtain a template CV from luke.berman@shortandsweet.org or simply attach a document file with a written bio of your skills and experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
CV's are HIGHLY recommended. They are needed so directors can read about you after your audition.
Professional actor headshots are preferred. If you don't have one, any picture which shows your face nice and close is acceptable.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
If you are not cast in a play, would you be interested in joining with other actors to make a group-devised ten-minute theatre play?

Audition Registrations Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney 2021!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as an actor, you will be contacted by the director of one of the plays you have been selected for.

Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available. This festival is a commitment and you need to make sure you have the time and passion to participate. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Tell us about your acting experience, training and other performance skills.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Please upload your CV in Docx or PDF format. 2MB file size limit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.

ITC Registration | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Want to submit a script and your own director? Do you have a team of actors ready to go? Submit your group submission, and apply directly to Short+Sweet Illawarra.

ITC entries are perfect for established theatre groups to get involved with Short+Sweet Illawarra and showcase their brand. However, you don't have to be an established organisation - you can form your own group just for the festival.

What is the name of your Play?
Please provide a brief synopsis of your play. About one paragraph is ideal.
You may upload a script or artistic vision pitch
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf docx.
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 detailed bio of the director's experience. Please indicate previous any directing experience, as well as an overview of the director's theatre experience.
Upload Director CV.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please list your actors' names and email addresses. You do not need to have actors at the time of application - you may cast from our auditions if you require.
Tell us where you have performed this play in the past. Please include year / venue / festival name and any other info.

ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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.

Director Registration for Short+Sweet Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Sydney 2021!

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.

Audition Registration Short+Sweet Sydney 2021

 

Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney 2021!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as an actor, you will be contacted by the director of one of the plays you have been selected for.

 Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available. This festival is a commitment and you need to make sure you have the time and passion to participate. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Tell us about your acting experience, training and other performance skills.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Please upload your CV in Docx or PDF format. 2MB file size limit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.

Direct Script Submissions Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2021

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE

Direct Script Submission (fee waiver)

If you would like to submit your ten-minute script for Short+Sweet Illawarra direct, please complete the form below. Applying directly means you would like to have a short play you have written submitted for performance at Short+Sweet Illawarra. Writers can submit more than one play for consideration, however, may only have one play staged as part of our festival.

including country/area codes
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.
Please provide a longer synopsis about your play, approx 1 paragraph

Director Registration Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Registrations are now open for new and experienced directors to take the helm of one of our shortlisted local and international scripts for Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021.

Directing for Short+Sweet is a fantastic opportunity for new directors to gain experience in producing short-form theatre. It is also a perfect opportunity for established directors to take a risk and try something new. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
If you are uploading a CV, please only give a brief overview of your experience. If you do not have a CV please provide more information here - list recent shows, when it was staged and which theatre company produced the show.
While this field is not required, uploading a CV will be held in high regard.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please select any skill areas you've had any experience with.

Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021

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*Please note that all dates are subject to change.

ROUND 2 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR DIRECTORS, ITCS AND ACTORS - til JUNE 15!!!!

Due to the number of 2020 plays that were not able to join us in this years program, we have a limited number of slots for Round 2 submissions in this year's festival program! If you were unable to get your ITC submission in on time or register as a director before the Round 1 Deadline - then NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to be a part of Short+Sweet Sydney 2021! Applications are open now until JUNE 15 for these slots in specific July and August dates. We will also hold additional Round 2 Auditions for actors wuth date and time to be annouced. Actors are welcome to send in Self tapes to beeling@shortandsweet.org

TO REGISTER AS A ROUND 2 DIRECTOR CLICK HERE!

TO REGISTER YOUR ROUND 2 ITC CLICK HERE!

TO SUBMIT FOR OUR ROUND 2 ACTING AUDITIONS CLICK HERE!

 

The biggest little play festival in the world is now entering its 20th year in its hometown of Sydney and will be returning to the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills from May 10 until August 22!

Helmed by Festival Director, Nick Hardcastle, who has recently returned from Los Angeles where he ran Short+Sweet Hollywood's most exciting, diverse and successful program yet in 2019, this year's festival promises to bring some wonderful new changes while honouring the great spirit, legacy and format that everyone loves about Short+Sweet!

This year is a particularly special year as we finally return to the theatre to turn back on the lights and share our stories after having to cut our 2020 festival 'SHORT', leaving theatres being blacked out due to the Global Pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been encouraging people around the World to use this time to write their great 10 minute story - Finally, here is their chance to share it on our stage, where it belongs!

We will kick off the festival this year with a week of 'hindsight' when we present the best plays from the 5 weeks of the 2020 festival. This will culminate in a special 'Best of the Fest' evening on Sunday May 16.

All remaining plays that were invited in to the 2020 festival and were yet to be presented will be automatically invited to appear this year. Any of the writers, directors and actors that had participated in the first five weeks of the 2020 festival will be welcome to submit another work in the 2021 festival! 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.

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 we are creating a 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.

Our message to you is that this is: ‘Your COMMUNITY, Your STORY, Your VOICE, Your FESTIVAL!'

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 2021 with us at the Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers Street Surry Hills. 

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