Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021

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*Please note that all dates are subject to change.

ROUND 2 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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. 

#shortandsweet #turnonthelights #sssydney2021 #shortsweetfest

Register for Actor Auditions 2021

Applications are open for actor auditions! We will be auditioning for both Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast strands on the Sunday, 14th March

Registrations close Monday 8th March

Before registering as a Actor, please confirm that you will be available during key festival dates.

KEY DATES

Brisbane: 7 June – 12 June/21 June – 26 June

Gold Coast: 14 June – 18 June

Sunshine Coast: 21 August

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 4 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options

Register your "Alternative" Act 2021

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

For the first time, Short+Sweet QLD is presenting Short+Sweet Alternative, a celebration of all things performing arts. Spoken Word, Dance, Comedy, Clown, Magic and Circus, are all welcome and encouraged in this brand-new strand of the festival.

Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
Please include years and production titles if applicable.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
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Register your Cabaret 2021

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

We want you to sell us the idea for your show. What makes it unique? 

Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
Please include years and production titles if applicable.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp tif txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx avi mov mp3 wav zip mp4.
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Register as a Director 2021

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts and a lineup of amazing actors to choose from. With our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience at one of our awesome SEQ venues.

Directors will be selected by the 2nd of March. Scripts will be distributed at this time, before actor auditions on March 13th.

Before registering as a Director, please confirm that you will be available during key festival dates.

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 4 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options

Register as an ITC 2021

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

To register as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company), we want you to sell us the idea for your show. What makes it unique? And why is your team perfectly suited? 

Name of suburb, Postcode
If your group does not have an existing name, please select the name of the key artist. Alternatively, you may leave this field blank.
Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
If your ITC has participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what this involved. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp tif txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx avi mov mp3 wav zip mp4.
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25 Nov 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

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13 Jan 2022 to 12 Mar 2022