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The Canberra festival has returned to Winter (12 - 15 August). Chilly but worth the fun!
The Festival Directors are Lynn Petersen and Amy Crawford. If you're a writer, director, actor or theatre company keen to be involved, check out the key dates below for submissions or contact Lynn or Amy on email@example.com. It's your festival Canberra!
All scripts entered before August 1st, 2021, will be considered for the following Short+Sweet Festivals across the globe:
Short+Sweet Canberra (Australia), Dublin (Ireland), Kuala Lumpur, Penang (both Malaysia), Auckland, Wellington, (both New Zealand), Hollywood (USA), Manila (Philippines).
For the one entry fee of AUD$20 (US$13), your script will be considered for all of the above festivals, with more being added all the time.
Fast+Fresh Theatre festival is back with its 3rd season and brought to you by "Singapore School Manila"
Some amazing, some beautiful, some heart-breaking, some heart-warming and some fun stories being told here by many talented students! The are original stories written by mini adults under 18.
Watch Fast+Fresh, an inter-school Theatre festival hosted by Singapore School Manila on 2nd of February 2019. You can also vote for your most favourite play.
Show:10:30am to 2:00pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Vaish on +639188770011
1. Singapore School Manila
2. Black Box Youth Ensemble PAREF Woodrose
3. University of the East- Caloocan
4. Maria Montessori, Merville
5. Helen O'Grady Drama School Philippines
6. Rude Mechanicals
7. International School Manila
Singapore School Manila Website: https://www.singaporeschoolmanila.com.ph/home.html
Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Abu Dhabi, hosted by the New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Centre, from January 25-26, 2019.
RESULTS+REVIEW: WEEK 1
Harbour Theatre Shellharbour
The results are in, and we are proud to announce the first two plays which have won a spot in our Sydney festival February-March next year.
1st Place: THREATENED PANDA FIGHTS BACK
2nd Place: IS THIS A DREAM?
3rd Place: FOR HIRE
Threatened Panda Fights Back advances to Short+Sweet Syndey 2019
Short+Sweet Comedy Festival 2018
Following on from a successful debut in 2017 breaking all prior records in the Middle East, the second Short+Sweet Comedy Festival will be held at the home of Short+Sweet in Dubai, The Junction. Bigger & Better than ever before. The Region's Largest Comedy Festival that kickstarted many a comedy careers is back with a bang. The funniest battle you will ever see on stage!
All comics are welcome irrespective of their nationalities. There are separate heats for regional language comics - Arabic, Hindi & Urdu - so you are welcome to enter no matter what language you speak. Also comics may perform in two different languages if you're game. So what are you waiting for.....?
First Timers are more than welcome. Looking for a new way to disappoint your parents? Try your hand at Comedy.
Registrations: To register for the Festival just click HERE.
1) "Get Wit it" Comedy Workshop for Participating Comedians by seasoned comedian Adnan Nalwala.
(First 30 Registrations get a 15% Discount to the workshop.)
Adnan Nalwala - one of the most energetic and entertaining stand up comedian in the Indian comedy circuit for a unique workshop on comedy! Adnan has a wide experience in performing comedy shows in India, Middle East & USA. He has performed alongside Vir Das to an audience of 1200 people. He has performed in over 300 shows internationally. Adnan will share tools and techniques on how to improve your delivery on stage. You will learn how to make your own thoughts and stories hilarious and thus become the star of a party.
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm,
Date: Fri, 26th Oct 2018
2) The Mercedes Benz Challenge for Participating Comedians
(First 30 Registrations / 8 Teams):
RushAWay & Gargash in association with Comic On Nights Presents The Mercedes Benz Challenge for Comedians. Contesting teams of 4 members will drive around the city in a Mercedes-Benz, tackling 7 unique challenges. In their endeavor, teams will test their mental and physical fitness, quick thinking and camaraderie, all while having a blast! 100 teams will compete to conquer 7 challenges in style, to win the grand prize a - Mercedes-Benz - SUV! First 30 people to register to the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival get a direct spot in the Mercedes-Benz Challenge as 8 teams. T&C's Apply.
Date: Fri, 2nd Nov 2018
Winning Prize. Mercedes-Benz SUV.
3) Portfolio Photoshoot for Participating Comedians
(First 30 Registrations):
The Black Canvas in association with Comic On Nights give the first 30 people to register to the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival 2018 an all expense paid professional portfolio photo shoot.
4) Preliminary Rounds - Regional Category (Arabic/Hindi/Urdu):
8:00pm Onwards, Wed 7th Nov 2018
First Half Arabic
Second Half Hindi/Urdu
5) Preliminary Rounds - International Category (English):
8:00pm Onwards, Thu 8th Nov 2018
2:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018
4:00pm Onwards, Sat 10th Nov 2018
6) Special Shows:
4:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018
8:00pm Onwards, Fri 9th Nov 2018
7) Gala Finale - International Category:
8:00pm Onwards, Saturday 10th Nov 2018
(Please Note: Only participants performing in a specific session receive free entry to that session. Everyone else must purchase a ticket.)
15+ Anonymous Judges from various creative fields. Each a star in their respective fields will be judging the comedians based on their writing, originality, performance, style etc.
Plus an International Comedian will be judging the Gala Finale.
Registrations: To register for the Festival just click HERE.
(Link goes live at 12:00 Noon, 15th Oct 2018)
All content must be original.
Local laws & sensitivities must be respected.
Each comedian will get only 1 slot (in up to two languages) in the preliminary round.
Only Comedians participating in the Preliminary Rounds - Regional Category will get another slot to perform in the Preliminary Rounds - International Category if they wish to perform twice.
Acts could be Stand-Up, Improv', Sketch, Play, Poetry, Musical, Parody, 2 Person or Group Act, but has to be from the Comedy Genre Only.
First Timer: Min 2 Minutes & Max 3 Mins Set each.
Regular Comics: Min 4 Minutes & Max 5 Minutes each
18 finalists to be chosen from the preliminary rounds.
Finalists can repeat the same set for the finale or do a completely different act.
Rules & Regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
The Venue & Organizers reserve their rights as final say in case of any dispute or cheating on part of the performer(s).
Judges Choice(s) will be final.
Categories for Winners:
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - Regional Category
Judge's Choice 1st Runner Up - Regional Category
Judge's Choice 2nd Runner Up - Regional Category
People's Choice Overall Winner - Regional Category
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - International Category
Judge's Choice 1st Runner Up - International Category
Judge's Choice 2nd Runner Up - International Category
People's Choice Overall Winner - International Category
Judge's Choice Overall Winner - Non-StandUp Category
Best Joke of the Night. (For each preliminary round)
Best Joke of the Night (For Gala Finale)
Special Prizes for all Finalists.
Special Prizes for all Winners.
RSVP to the event page for regular updates: http://tiny.cc/ShortSweetComedyFest
For more information contact the Festival Director Pawan Manghnani on +971 55 540 6936 or email Pawan.Manghnani@Gmail.com
WEEK 1 | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE ILLAWARRA 2018
4th to 7th October 2018
at the Harbour Theatre - home of the Roo Theatre Company
Addison Street Shellarbour Village
Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm + Sunday at 5:30pm
Short+Sweet – the world’s largest little play festival – launches in the Illawarra for the very first time in 2018 which will produce twenty short plays over two weeks in Shellharbour and Wollongong.
ARTIST COMPLIMENTARY TICKET FORM - WEEK 2
Writers and Directors
Writers and Directors are entitled to two complimentary tickets - one for themselves (not transferrable) and another for a guest. Ideally these will be for the same show, however if you can't organise your guest to come to the same show as you, you'll need to submit this form twice.