Short+Sweet Perth 2022

Yes!  As promised, Short+Sweet Perth is coming back in 2022, again on the Main Stage at the excellent Subiaco Arts Centre.  If you participated in our inaugural season in 2021 we want you back - please register and tell your friends.  If you're new to Short+Sweet, read on.

Short+Sweet Perth is an open access competitive festival of 10 minute plays.  We bring together a broad range of artists - professional performing artists working alongside talented enthusiasts, as well as artists with experience and expertise in other artforms trying their hand at theatre. 

We commence with a series of heats and finish with finals comprising the top 10 plays as voted by our audiences and assessed by industry judges.  It is great theatre for participants and audiences.

We are looking for writers, directors and actors, either independently or as part of a local theatre company.  You can bring your own script, or we will provide you a selection to choose from our library of phenomenal local and international scripts.

Short+Sweet Perth is presented in proud partnership with the Perth Theatre Trust.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.  Be part of it!

KEY DATES 2022 *

Final reading of Edge Performance Writers scripts (directors invited - and actors for cold readings): afternoon Sunday 23 January, Subiaco Arts Centre
Script submission deadline:  Sunday 6 February
Director registration deadline:  Sunday 13 February
Independent Theatre company with own script:  Register script by Sunday 13 February
Directors meeting with Festival Director:  Sunday 20 February
Script packs provided by Festival Director to directors:  25 February
Directors provide Festival Director with script preferences:  By Saturday 5 March
Festival Director advises directors of script allocation:  By Tuesday 8 March
Actor registration deadline:  Sunday 6 March
Auditions:  Weekend of 12 - 13 March
Season (heats) commences:  19 May
   Week 1:  19 - 21 May
   Week 2:  26 - 28 May
   Week 3:  2 - 4 June
   Week 4:  9 - 11 June
   Finals:  23, 24, 25 June
Season concludes:  25 June

As a participant, you will perform in one of our heats (3 performances during one of the above weeks in the season), and then potentially go through to the finals.  Please assume you will be in the finals and keep the full set of dates free for now!

*  All dates 2022.  All deadlines are midnight that day.

KEEN TO BE INVOLVED?

Short+Sweet Perth updates will be available on our Facebook page - @ShortandSweetPerth - please follow us.

Writers: please submit your script(s) by the end of Sunday 6 February 2022 by clicking on 'Submit a Script' toward the top of this page.

Directors: please register your interest by the end of Sunday 20 February (go to 'Festival Submissions' above).

Independent Theatre Companies (ITC): please first register your director under 'Festival Submissions' above.  If you are bringing your own script you will also need to register that by clicking on 'Submit a Script' toward the top of the pageThese steps should be completed by the end of Sunday 20 February.

Actors: auditions will be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre the weekend of 12 - 13 March (pencil this in!).  Please register for audition by the end of Sunday 6 March (go to 'Festival Submissions' above).

Volunteers: you are always welcome! If you are interested in publicity and marketing, front of house, or backstage aspects of the Festival please contact the festival director (details below)!  

Note writers may submit as many scripts as they like, but only one may be selected for any one festival.  Directors may only direct one play.  Actors - you may perform in up to two plays.

FOR ANYTHING ELSE...

If you need assistance with your submission or have any general queries please do not hesitate to contact festival director, Michael Wood, at michael.wood@shortandsweet.org

Registrations for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2022

Welcome to the 10th Edition of Short+Sweet Dubai  - a more creative world ten minutes at a time!

Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Dubai from 13th JANUARY to 12th MARCH, 2022, to be hosted at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS 7 PM ON OCTOBER 20, 2021.

including country/area codes
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options
PLEASE CHOOSE AS MANY AS YOU LIKE!
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.

Book Complimentary Tickets: Cab/Alt

DUE: No later than 48 hours before the performance

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.

Book Complimentary Tickets: Cabaret

DUE: No later than 48 hours before the performance

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.

PR Form | Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2021

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

PUBLICITY FORM

For directors to complete and submitted by Friday 4th June

 

Which play are you completing this tech form for?
Tell us a little about your theatre background. Let us know if you're a new director, or list previous shows you've directed. You can also describe other theatre experience such as acting, writing, design etc
Tell us a little more about you. What do you do for work? Any interesting hobbies? Are you affiliated with any community interest groups or LGBTQIA+ / multicultural / disability etc
Why do you think festivals like S+S are important to artists, audience and the general community?
What's the experience level of your cast? Are they mostly new actors or seasoned professionals, or a bit of both? How are they enjoying rehearsals so far? Any funny stories?
Is there a particular audience demographic that the message or theme of your play would most relate to? This will be helpful to allow us to send a media release to local community interest groups to attract audience.
Are you or any of your cast members a part of the LGBTQIA+ community? Do they have a multicultural background, or belong to any group they would like to promote? Promoting the festival's mission for inclusion. Please make sure your cast member gives permission for this to be provided.
Have a chat with your cast and see if there's any interesting things about you or your cast that we could run a story on. This could be an actor performing in their 20th theatre anniversary, making their stage debut, or something interesting about an actor's background that they're happy to share. Basically anything that people might find interesting to read or would connect with individuals and make them want to buy a ticket.
Please upload a nice photo of your play so we can use this on social media. This could be a rehearsal shot, a set-up photo which gives viewers a feel for your play, or a graphic image. You can also upload your poster if you have that ready to go.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp.
Please upload a nice photo of your play so we can use this on social media. This could be a rehearsal shot, a set-up photo which gives viewers a feel for your play, or a graphic image. You can also upload your poster if you have that ready to go.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp.

Book Complimentary Tickets: Brisbane Theatre 2

DUE: No later than 48 hours before the performance

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.

Book Complimentary Tickets: Gold Coast Theatre

DUE: No later than 48 hours before the performance

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.

Technical Requirement Form | Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2021

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FORM

For directors to complete and submitted by Friday 18th June. If you need more time, that's ok, but please contact Luke asap and let him know.

There is a handy little online drawing tool at https://kleki.com/ if you would like to upload a drawing plan. Don't worry, it doesn't need to be fancy or be to scale. Just give us an idea where you want to put things.

Please provide a brief synopsis that tells us what your play is about. We will mostly use this on social media posts and our website, so try to make it catchy.
What is the opening mood or feel of your piece? This helps us mostly in creating a balanced running order over the week, though is not the only factor we consider.
What is the final mood or feel of your piece? This helps us mostly in creating a balanced running order over the week, though is not the only factor we consider.
Please list all the set pieces and furnuture items that need to be set on stage, or brought on at any time in your play. Please ensure that all your set pieces are necessary for your play, try to keep it to the bare basic. Things to include here are things like lounge, bed, coffee table, hat post, side table or a set piece that you need to bring in that's specific for your play. Please remember these will need to be approved by our production team, but we usually find a way to make it work.
Please list what props you will be bringing in for your play. This helps us make sure we have sufficient storage options backstage to mind your props during the week's season. If you have any special costume requirements where our crew may need to offer assistance, please indicate here. However, props and costumes are always the responsibility of the actors.
Please let us know if you require any lighting special effects, such as a spotlight, or if you need the lights to focus on a partular area of the stage. Try to list your lighting states in the order you would like to use these in. This allows our production team to ensure our festival lighting rig is set to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to use lighting to enhance the mood of your piece, but please resist the urge of putting too many cues in. Every lighting state will take time to program into the lighting board and practice the cue with your actors. This can risk using up all your technical rehearsal time, meaning your actors may not get a full run of their play on your tech night.
Please tell us how many audio or sound cues you will use. You can select multiple options.
If you would like to upload a drawing of your stage floor plan you are welcome to upload here. You can draw a quick for us using the easy and free online web-drawer. https://kleki.com/ Doesn't have to be fancy or to scale!
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp tif psd.

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