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Shortlist announced for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR SHORT+SWEET DUBAI 2015

Congratulations to the following plays that have been shortlisted for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015:

Title                                           Writer                                              Country

A Date with Doris                      Jilly Gardiner                                    UAE

A Day at the Beach                    Shina Ahmad                                    UAE

A Good Deed For Mr Stinky      Judith Duncan                                  Australia

Register for Short+Sweet Bollywood

REQUIREMENTS
ALL performances must be under 10 minutes. 
It can be any dance form but the only condition is that the song has to be from a Bollywood or Indian film/Indian music.
You will have to mention the name of the film when you submit your music CD. 
Dance troupes and companies can submit as many entries as they wish, though individual dancers are only permitted to perform in a maximum of 2 performances per programme. This means only 2 performances per night each programme.

Please advise whether your submission is for persons under or over 18 to partake in the festival. Children are welcome but will be included in the Fast+Fresh Bollywood season on Sunday only. Adults perform Tuesday-Saturday in one of two programmes.
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Short+Sweet Dubai Gala Final 2013

PERFECT STILLNESS WINS FIRST EVER SHORT+SWEET DUBAI THEATRE FESTIVAL

Perfect Stillness, a moving and funny tale of a husband struggling to write a eulogy for his wife, swept the awards at the Gala Final of the first ever Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival, presented by Marina Home, 7DAYS and Emirates NBD, at DUCTAC on Saturday night.

Written by Jane Miller, Perfect Stillness won both major awards at the festival - Best Overall Production, as chosen by the judges, as well as the People’s Choice Award for the audience’s favourite play.

Aswathi Menon, who played Annie, also won Best Actress, while Rohit Prakash, who played the husband Tim, won Best Actor Runner-Up. The production was beautifully directed by Rashmi Kotriwala and also starred Majoe Mathew as Harrison.

The Best Actor award went to Mathivanan Rajendram, who travelled all the way from Chennai, for his portrayal of a hapless actor in The Lost Audition, presented by Stray Factory.

While the Best Actress Runner-up went to Niloofar Farzaneh for her hilarious portrayal of the feisty Mimi in No.22.

Best Director went to Sadia Noori for her powerful productions of The Others for Theatrewallas Productions while Dubai Drama Group’s Clifford Single won Best Script for his dark comedy, Friends and Colleagues.

The Others also finished second in the People’s Choice while Third Half Theatre’s production of I Am, written and directed by talented local writer-director Sanjeev Dixit came in third.

Best New Talent for the Festival was awarded to Sanjit Chakravarty, a student of the American School of Dubai, for his stunning performance as a young man trying to find The secret to making the perfect aloo paratha.

Saturday night was the climax of Dubai’s first ever Short+Sweet Festival, which is the largest ten-minute play festival in the world and is already established in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

The Gala Final featured the best eleven plays as chosen by the Judge’s and the Audience from the over 50 ten-minute plays presented at DUCTAC over the past fortnight.

Many of Dubai’s top local theatre groups were represented on the night with Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Third Half Theatre and Theatrewallas Productions all having productions in the Gala.

Alex Broun, Festival Director of the Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival, said he was delighted with the festival’s launch in the U.A.E.

“Short+Sweet Dubai was a huge hit and the response to our inaugural festival has been better than we could have ever hoped for”, said Broun.

“With over 200 local actors, writers and directors taking part in the Festival its clear the local theatre community has already taken Short+Sweet Dubai to its heart.

“And with audiences nearing 2000 over the fortnight its clear local theatre-goers were also delighted by what they were seeing on stage.”

“Short+Sweet is now firmly established in Dubai and will definitely become an annual event. We have already begun plans to make our next Festival in 2014 bigger and better.”

“We also want to thank our wonderful sponsors Marina Home, 7DAYS, Emirates NBD, DIFF, The Kreative Company and all the staff at DUCTAC for making the festival a success and supporting local theatre in Dubai. Giving a platform to local actors, writers and director in Dubai is one of Short+Sweet’s primary goals which we clearly achieved in this festival.”

The full list of award winners from last night is as follows:

SHORT+SWEET DUBAI 2013 GALA FINAL AWARD WINNERS

BEST OVERALL PRODUCTION:                   Perfect Stillness

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:                           Perfect Stillness

BEST ACTOR:    Mathivanan Rajendran (The Lost Audition)

BEST ACTRESS:                  Aswathi Menon (Perfect Stillness)

BEST ACTOR RUNNER-UP:          Rohit Prakash (Perfect Stillness)

BEST ACTRESS RUNNER-UP: Niloofar Farzaneh (No.22)

BEST DIRECTOR:              Sadia Noori (The Others)

BEST SCRIPT:    Clifford Single (Friends and Colleagues)

BEST NEW TALENT:       Sanjit Chakravarty (The secret to making the perfect aloo paratha)

 

Short+Sweet Bollywood Sydney 2015

BOOK ONLINE NOW FOR SHORT+SWEET BOLLYWOOD, FAST+FRESH BOLLYWOOD AND THE GALA FINAL!

Short+Sweet Bollywood is the newest medium to join the Short+Sweet family. Gracing the stage of The Factory's Fusebox in Marrickville, Bollywood will be the first integration of an traditional artform into the Australian festival. Short+Sweet Bollywood will stage around 20 newly devised Bollywood performances, with 10 performances each night, over a single week. A special event of Fast+Fresh Bollywood will also be included on the weekend to showcase kid's performances, eligible for anyone under 18 years. 

For further information or late registrations, email aish@shortandsweet.org

REQUIREMENTS

  • ALL performances must be under 10 minutes. 
  • It can be any dance form but the only condition is that the music has to be from a Bollywood film. 
  • The stage space available is angled with 7.8m x 7m downstage and 7m x 4m upstage, this would fit a group up to around 10 people. Please choreograph accordingly.
  • Dance troupes of all nationalities are invited to perform and join in the creative and colourful event that is Bollywood!

S+S BOLLYWOOD BUY TICKETS
Season: 20-22 March 2015 at the Fusebox, The Factory, Marrickville

Variety Performance: Friday 20th March 7:30pm
Programme 1: Saturday 21st March 7:30pm
Programme 2: Saturday 21st March 2:30pm

FAST+FRESH BOLLYWOOD BUY TICKETS
Performance: Sunday 22 March 1pm

GALA FINALS BUY TICKETS
Sunday 22 March 5:30pm

Script submission for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Any script entries received will be considered for:

Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 only

If you wish your play to be considered for all other Short+Sweet Festivals around the world please apply through the 'Submit a Script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 and International Festivals'  form.

Please note that the International Festivals submission form has a fee of $20 AUD (approximately 68 AED) but allows your script to be performed in Short+Sweet Festivals around the world.

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Register as an Actor

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 20th November 2014

Register your interest as an Actor for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

Registering as an actor for the Short+Sweet Festival means that you will have the opportunity to audition for all of the festival’s directors at once. We will be producing over 60 plays – your perfect role could be in any one of them!

Registrations close on Thursday November 20. Auditions will be held on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December 2015.

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Register as a Director

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Register your interest as a Director for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will get to pick from the top scripts from Dubai based and international writers which we will receive this year and a line-up of amazing actors. You will have the opportunity to direct a 10-minute performance during the Top 30 or the Wildcards and, if selected, participate in the Red Carpet Gala Finals! 

HOW IT WORKS

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Submit a Script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Short + Sweet Dubai is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Submit your script here to be considered for Dubai's third annual Short+Sweet festival!

SHORT+SWEET is an Australian organisation that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world, as well as educational workshops and training programmes throughout schools and the wider community.

including country/area codes
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Do NOT include readings or moved readings
The number of roles in your play that can be performed by either male or female actors
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2015

SHORT+SWEET DUBAI 2015

The full schedule for SHORT+SWEET DUBAI 2015 has now been finalised. To check out all the plays, actors and directors CLICK HERE

Tickets for the Festival are now ON SALE. To book your tickets CLICK HERE

SHORT+SWEET is a not for profit organisation registered in Australia that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world as well as educational workshops and training programmes throughout schools and the wider community.

After the smash hit successes of our Festivals in 2013 and 2014 Short+Sweet Dubai will return bigger and better in February 2015! Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, presented by the Korath Group and supported by Dubai Culture, will be held at a number of venues including DUCTAC in the Mall of the Emirates from February 5th to February 28th, 2015. More than 250 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and Independent Theatre Companies will present over 60 10-minute plays.

The festival will include something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes! Plays presented in the festival will include the best 10-minute plays from around the world as well as scripts by some of Dubai’s top playwrights, brought to life by Dubai's top actors and directors. Festival Director Liz Hadaway will be joined by Festival Producer Alex Broun.

Short+Sweet Dubai is Dubai's biggest and best short play festival and brings together all Dubai's top theatre groups - Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Theatrics, Third Half Theatre, and American School of Dubai.

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 ‘Ten minute theatrical gems’ - Time Out, Singapore

‘If you’re looking to taste the future of theatre, try Short+Sweet’  - Sydney Morning Herald

‘The most exciting theatre event to hit local stages in years’  - The Times of India

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