NDI: Fee Discount and Waiver Application

Please complete the following form to apply for a fee waiver or discount for the New Director's Initiative.

We will be in touch with the outcome of your waiver application once final participants have been confirmed.


New Directors Initiative Registration: Sydney 2018

Welcome to the Short+Sweet New Director's Program. Over two weekends in August, you’ll learn some of the basic skills required to direct a play and get valuable hands-on experience working with scripts, actors and writers. You’ll also have the opportunity to get a reserved slot in the 2019 Short+Sweet Festival (Sydney).

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Please give us a description of your artistic experience and an overview of your theatre background. If you have a curriculum vitae you may also submit it below.
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Introducing the first ITC productions for Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018

We are proud to announce the first batch of plays that will light up the stage at the very first Short+Sweet Illawarra – the newest addition to the world’s largest little play festival.

The first plays to make the cut are our Independent Theatre Company’s, which come from both established and brand new theatre groups in the Illawarra, and as far down the coast as Pambula!

It is our honour to introduce successful ITC productions into Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018:

Directors Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic amateurs. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting your script in due course. Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available.

Please provide your details below and the Festival Director will get back to you as soon as possible.

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This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
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Auditions Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018



We are looking for actors to register to audition for the newest member of World's Largest Short Play Festival: Short+Sweet Illawarra. It doesn't matter how old you are, what your cultural background is, or your shape or size - with over 20 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!

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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.
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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.
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Script Submissions Closing Soon for Short+Sweet Illawarra


FINAL CALL: Script and ITC Submissions


Submissions close 11:59 pm Thursday 31st May 2018

Time is running out to be a part of the Illawarra's inaugural season of ten-minute plays as part of Short+Sweet: The world's biggest little play festival. If your play is shortlisted, it will be available to be selected by our directors for performance in October. 


Any entries received will be considered for the following Short+Sweet Theatre Latino festivals in 2018 (and 2019):

S+S South India (deadline 6 May), Illawarra (deadline 31 May), Auckland (deadline 10 June), Townsville, South Coast, Central Coast, KL, Penang, Los Angeles, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Canberra, Melbourne (TBC), Manila, Sydney (2019) + more as they are confirmed!*

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