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13 Feb 2020 to 26 Apr 2020
3 Jun 2020 to 6 Jun 2020
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
Sean O'Casey Theatre
18-26 St Mary's Rd North
East Wall
Dublin D03 AY74
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SHORT+SWEET Dublin 2019

October 2019 Short+Sweet Dublin launched its inaugural season of this ten-minute play festival at The Sean O'Casey Theatre in East Wall. Read on to discover this year's winners.

Short+Sweet Dublin 2019 Award Winners:

People's Choice Award:

  • A Blast by Nicola Spendlove, directed by Saoirse Sine

Wild Card Winners:

  • Best Playwright: Sarah Gilmartin for Old Woman of the Roads
  • Best Director: Ian Anthony Lawless for Hedge
  • Best Actor in a female role: Aoife Honohan
  • Best Actor in a male role: Morgan Buckley

Top Ten Winners:

  • Best Playwright: Jonathan Josephson for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Director: Georgia Snow for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Actor in a female role: Jennifer Laverty for This Hungry Churchyard
  • Best Actor in a male role: Cameron Brady for This Hungry Churchyard


Honorary Award:

  • Caoimhe Kenny for Best Corpse

Congratulations for all the 2019 nominees


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Direct Script Submission

If you would like to submit your ten-minute script for Short+Sweet Dublin direct, please complete the form below. Applying directly means you would like to have a short play you have written submitted for performance at Short+Sweet Dublin 2019. Writers can submit more than one play for consideration, however may only have one play staged as part... read more

Wildcards: Oct 22nd & 23rd

  1. Programming Order

    • Here by Martina Reilly/Murphy.
      • Directed by Paul Keogh

    • Once A Year by Gerard O'Shea. 
      • Directed by Paula McGlinchey

    • Miniature Warfare by Jonathan Shortall. 
      • Directed by Emma Brennan

    • Old Woman of The Roads by Sarah Gilmartin.
      • Directed by Diana O'Conor

    • Hedge by Niamh MacCabe. 
      • Directed by Ian Anthony Lawless

    • At The Gates of Heaven by Emma Byrne. 
      • Directed by Sean Coyle

    • The Fishing Party by John McGarrigle. 
      • Directed by Laura White

    • Threatened Panda Fights Back by Rex McGregor. 
      • Directed by Ciara O'Sullivan

    • He Said/She Said by David Butler.
      • Directed by Carrie Doran

    • It Beats by Hillary Dziminski. 
      • Directed by Eoin O'Sullivan

Top Ten: Oct 24th, 25th & 26th

  1. Programming Order:

    • There's Nothing On by Mark Jordan Legan
      • Directed by Maria Burke King

    • A Blast by Nicola Spendlove
      • Directed by Saoirse Siné

    • Mistaken by Susan Knight
      • Directed by Renee Van De Schoor

    • Vengeance by Mary Irving
      • Directed by Yvonne Ussher

    • The Hold Up by Greg Gould
      • Directed by Andrew McCarthy

    • This Hungry Churchyard by Jonathan Josephson
      • Directed by Georgia Snow

    • Stalemates by Hugh Hick
      • Directed by Jack Beglin

    • Her Crooked Man by Aisling Flynn
      • Directed by Shane Hickey-O'Mara

    • The Viewing by Éamonn Naughton
      • Directed by Howard Linnane

    • Rentals by Gregory Hardigan
      • Directed by Miriam O’Brien