Australia's Short+Sweet offers a Sneak Peak at Stella Adler Theatre on May 3

Australia's Short+Sweet offers a Sneak Peak
at Stella Adler Theatre on May 3

Short+Sweet Hollywood — The biggest little play festival in the world announces its arrival in L.A. this fall with a sampling of performances from the existing Short+Sweet repertoire. The Australian powerhouse festival of 10-minute theater has already made its mark worldwide, with offshoots in the United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Zimbabwe. Get ready for Short+Sweet Hollywood!

Short + Sweet - South India 2017

The world’s biggest short-play theatre festival is back again in South India! This year the festival will begin on the 05th of July and will run for four weeks. Prakriti Foundation and the Blu Lotus Foundation in association with the Alliance Française de Madras and presenting sponsor Mindscreen Film Institute present Short+Sweet South India 2017.

Sponsors and Partners: HDFC Mutual Fund and Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (Annual Sponsors), (Ticketing Partner), Zebronics (Sound Partner), Amdavadi and Mangala Heritage (Prize Sponsors), Silkworm Boutique and Studio Bassam (Gala Prize Sponsors), and PS Events (Event Manager)

To know more about the festival please write to us at or call us on 044–6684 84 84, (0) 8608 685 156 or (0) 8754 415 362.


Top 40 – Edouard Michelin Auditorium

Week 1 – 05, 07, 08, 09 July – 7 PM

Week 2 – 12, 13, 14, 15 July – 7 PM

Week 3 – 19, 21, 22, 23 July – 7 PM

Week 4 – 25, 26, 27, 28 July – 7 PM

Wild Cards Edouard Michelin Auditorium

One – 08, 09 July – 2 PM

Two – 14, 15 July – 2 PM

Three – 22, 23 July – 2 PM

Gala Awards and Finals – Edouard Michelin Auditorium

Finals – 29 July – 7 PM​

          – 30 July – 2 & 7 PM​

Key Dates:

  • 30 April 2017 – Last date for submitting script
  • 30 April 2017 – Last date for ITCs' submission
  • 30 April 2017 – Last date for Directors' submission
  • 30 May 2017 – Last date for Actors’ submission
  • 30 May 2017 – Last date for Withdrawal
  • 04 June 2017 – Meeting with directors; actors’ auditions
  • 05 – 28 July 2017 – Top 40 Week and Wildcards
  • 29, 30 July 2017 – Gala finals 


Confirm your Team 2017

DUE: Monday 21 May
Once you have confirmed your full team, please let us know. We will require each person’s email address and mobile phone number in case we need to contact them.
It is important that we have a record of each person on your team to make sure they receive access to backstage and a complimentary ticket. This applies to performers or creatives that are directly involved in the creation of your work

including country/area codes
Please add the following details for each performer/creative directly involved in your project. 'Role' can refer to character name or creative contribution (ie. pianist). If you have less than 8 team members, please ignore the extra boxes. If you have more than 8 team members, please submit a second form or alternatively, send us an email.

Poster Competition Upload 2017

DUE: Mon 10 July

Max. 6MB. Accepts PDF or JPG formats.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg png pdf.

Program Information 2017

DUE: Mon 21 May

We will be producing program booklets for free distribution before the festival opens. In order to make this work, we will need your program details quite early on.
This includes: play title, writer credit, director credit, company name (if applicable to ITCs), cast list, and a short 2-sentence blurb (max 50 words). We may have some or all of these details already, but this is your chance to re-word how they appear in the program and in other publicity materials.

Only if applicable, generally for ITCs and some cabaret acts.
Leave blank if not applicable.
Leave blank if not applicable.
Please use this field if you have any extra creative credits (ie. choreographer) to add, or if you wish to use an alternative credit to those above (ie. devised by). Please include full names. You may use this space for more than one credit.
Please list the full names of your performers. You do not need to include the parts that they are playing.
Please write a short blurb to represent your work. If you are directing a script, you do not need to use the synopsis from the script catalogue. Your blurb should not include any spoilers. It should fit with your specific vision for the production. Max. 50 words.

Book Complimentary Tickets: QLD 2016

DUE: No later than 4 days before your performance

All registered festival artists (writers, directors, and performers whose work is being presented at the festival) are entitled to reserve ONE complimentary ticket to their own performance strand. This can be used by themselves or by a friend. Please note that directors are also entitled to house seats (for details, please see artist info pack). Please do not attempt to book more than one complimentary ticket. For any concerns, contact

Please note: this name must have been registered by the director.
The name of the person who will collect the ticket from box office. Leave blank if it is the same name.

Short+Sweet Theatre Manila 2016

Congratulations Winners of Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2016 Audience Choice Plays for Week 1 - Bob Gets Cast Out of Hell Week 2 - Procrastination Wildcards - Dead Giveaway Best Poster - Dominique Paytone for Objectum Sexuality Best Playwright - Allan West for Procrastination Best Director - Kim Nathanyel Sejera for Procrastination Best Actress - Andrea Melissa Camba for How Violet met Watson Best Actor - Leogene Bomitivo for It Doesn't Best Overall Production - Objectum Sexuality


Any entries received will also be considered for the following Short+Sweet festivals in 2016 (and 2017):

Queensland (deadline 11:59pm 28/3/16 AEST) + Melbourne + Canberra + Sydney 2017 + Auckland + Wellington + Manila + Dubai + Abu Dhabi + Delhi + Kolkata + Chennai + Kuala Lumpur + Penang + Hollywood + more as they are announced!

For the one entry fee of AU$20, your script will be considered for all of the above festivals. Some of the highest-rated entries from previous years were performed four or more times.

including country/area codes
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.

Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre win Short+Sweet Dubai for second year in a row

In an extraordinary achievement precociously talented Dubai based writer-director-actor Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre have won Short+Sweet Dubai for a second year in a row.

In front of a full house at the Madinat Theatre on Friday night, Dixit’s epic ten-minute musical, The Tragic Queen, performed by a cast of 18, took home the top award winning the Best Overall Production among a hotly contested field.


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