Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL SUBMISSIONS AND REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE THEATRE TO ENJOY THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT'S WORK!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marylin Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 24 - October 28, 2019!

This year's categories are Theatre, Latino Theatre, Film - English/Latino/LGBT and more and LGBTQ Live! Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. In the meantime, submissions are open for plays here, you can submit  your script or proposal for your LGBTQ Live short work here and you can find out more about the Short+Sweet Film Festival by visiting our film festival page here!

ATTENTION DIRECTORS!
Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors; open to anyone who is interested in having a go. With no experience necessary, this could be your foot into the arts industry, gaining experience, confidence, and understanding of the performing arts. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet and Short+Sweet LATINO Hollywood, please email Festival Director, Nick Hardcastle (nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org ) with an outline of your theatre and/or directing experience, a CV where possible and your request for a spot in either our English language or Latino program. Successful directors will be notified by July 22 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by August 2. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

Directors cannot act in their own play unless it’s part of an ITC (Independent Theatre Company). Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.

 

ATTENTION ACTORS

Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monolgue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasburg Institue on Saturday August 10 for Spanish speaking actors and Sunday August 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. You can register here - and more information is in the news tab below.

We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you!

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

 

Register now for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2019

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Dubai, to be hosted at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.

 

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Participants in Short+Sweet do so on a voluntary basis. Artists selected for Short+Sweet are not entitled to payment or re-numeration of any kind although they may be eligible for various prizes.

Register for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai 2018

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai on October 5 & 6, 2018 hosted by The Junction.

 

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Participants in Short+Sweet do so on a voluntary basis. Artists selected for Short+Sweet are not entitled to payment or re-numeration of any kind although they may be eligible for various prizes.

Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai 2018

Short+Sweet Dubai is an amazing year long programme of festivals to be held at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.

SHORT+SWEET POETRY

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Dhruti Shah D'souza

Following on from a successful debut in 2017, the second Short+Sweet Poetry Festival will be held at the home of Short+Sweet in Dubai, The Junction in Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz, on October 5th and 6th, 2018.

The registration link is now closed. For any late registrations please contact Prachiti Talathi on +971 55 959 2864 or email prachititalathi@gmail.com 

Rules of the Festival

+ Entry to the Festival is FREE. All poets are welcome. Entry is open to all poets 12 years and above.

+ Poems presented at the festival must be the work of the poet/s presenting the poem. Poems authored by co-authors are welcome.

+ Poems may be presented in any style - read, recited, enacted, sung, performed, danced, dramatised - as long as they are presented by the poet/s. Performance poetry is welcome.

+ A microphone, lectern and chair will be provided if required. No lighting changes are allowed during the presentation but background music or live musical accompaniment is allowed. Poets are also welcome to bring along their own props and/or costumes if desired.

+ The poet may present any number of poems but their total stage time must not exceed 5 minutes. The time limit is strictly applied and those who go over 5 minutes are disqualified.

+ Poems may be presented in either Arabic, English, Hindi or Urdu.

+ Poems must not have been presented at Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai previously.

+ Each heat will have between ten to twenty poets presenting.

+ A designated number of poets will be selected from each heat by audience and judge’s voting to take place in the Gala Finals of Short+Sweet Poetry. The Festival Director (Dhruti Shah D'souza) may also chose to add additional finalist as the Festival Director’s choice.

+ The following awards will be presented to the winners at the end of the Gala Finals: Best Poet English, Best Poet Arabic, Best Poet Hindi, Best Poet Urdu, Best Poet - Audience’s Choice, Best Poem, Best Poetry Performance, Festival Director's Choice (optional) - in all three categories.

For more information contact Prachiti Talathi on +971 55 959 2864 or email prachititalathi@gmail.com 

ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

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 list your actors' names and email addresses.
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.
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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.
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Actor Registrations for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

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

Short+Sweet Sydney provides more acting opportunities than almost any event worldwide, with around 400-600 roles each season. We welcome actors of all ages, ethnicities, genders, colours, creeds, experience levels, sexual preferences, political leanings, lovers of Marvel, lovers of DC - everyone is welcome.

The first step is to register your interest via this form. At a later point, you will be sent details on how to register for an audition, which will likely be held around October/November 2018.

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please upload your CV in Docx or PDF format. 2MB file size limit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Full Season Announcement - Short+Sweet Illawarra 2018

Short+Sweet Illawarra Top 22 Season Announcement

The wait is over, we have selected our full season of twenty-two plays in the first ever Short+Sweet Illawarra, and ticket sales are now open for this historic event for the Wollongong and Shellharbour community.

BUY TICKETS FOR WEEK 1 | BUY TICKETS FOR WEEK 2

WEEK 1 | 4th to 7th October

Venue: Harbour Theatre Shellharbour - Home of the Roo Theatre Company

Performance Week Preference - Short+Sweet Illawarra

Please complete this short form to give your preference for your performance week. Wherever possible, please be willing to perform in either week. This gives us the best chance to produce a balanced festival. 

2018 Performance Season - Top 20

4 - 7 October (10 Plays)
Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour - home of the Roo Theatre Company. 

18 - 21 October (10 Plays)
Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston - home of the Phoenix Theatre.

If you absolutely cannot perform in a specific week due to cast or writer/director unavailability please indicate which week you CANNOT perform.
Please provide specific details as to why your play cannot perform in the week indicated. If any of your cast are involved in clashing shows, please include names of affected actors.

Audition Booking Form S+S Illawarra

 

AUDITION BOOKING FORM

Auditions for registered actors will take place Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August at the Bridge St Theatre Coniston (Phoenix Theatre).

Please book which session you would like to audition for. If you believe you are eligible for more than one age or gender group you can book more than one audition slot - this means you would need to perform your 2-minute monologue in each session booked. You will get an email once your booking has been confirmed on our end. 

If you have not already sent us your CV you can upload it now. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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If you have not already sent us your headshot please upload here. Headshots and CV's are provided to directors for perusal after each audition session. 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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