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When
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Monday, October 28, 2019
Where
The Marilyn Monroe Theatre
7936 Santa Monica Blvd
at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
West Hollywood, CA 90046
United States
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Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019!

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

 

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SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LGBTQ LIVE WEEK! Opens October 17.

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LGBTQ LIVE WEEK! Opens October 17. 


    We are seeking short plays by LGBTQ artists that explore those themes as well as short live works which could include music, comedy or cabaret. The only hard rule is that you must be able to set up and strike in 30 seconds and your piece must not be more than 10 minutes. The finals of the festival are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28. LGBTQ Live acts will be eligible for Judges Choice, Crew Cut, People's Choice and Best of the Fest!


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Program Director - Tye Blue


SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LATINO. Opens October 4

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    SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LATINO Opens October 11 and runs Friday to Monday for one week only!


    The Latino finals are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28.


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Program Director - Jackie Diamond


SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Opens September 27.

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. ENGLISH Opens September 27 and runs Friday to Monday for three weeks!


    The English language finals are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28.


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Festival Director - Nick Hardcastle.


SHORT+SWEET FILM FESTIVAL. Opens September 24

  1. Short+Sweet Film Festival opens Tuesday September 24 and runs every Tuesday night until the Gala Final on Tuesday October 22 from 7pm.


    Films are now being accepted for Short+Sweet Festival 2019 - please see our Film Festival Page for all the information!


     


    Program Directors - Sooean Chin and Yaniv Waisman.


THIRSTY THURSDAY!

  1. Join us at S+S HQ in the Actor's Lounge at the Lee Strasberg Institute every Thursday night for drinks and special guests!


    Be sure to follow and like us on Social Media for updates on who is joining us each week in the lounge!


    Thirsty Thursday is presented by Silent Pool Gin.


SHORT+SWEET DANCE. SPECIAL EVENT OCTOBER 26

  1. Program Director - Juli Kim, presents a selection of short dance pieces that celebrate the great diversity of Los Angeles and its artists.


    Marilyn Monroe Theatre Saturday October 26. 2pm.


    Two of the short dance pieces will be selected for inclusion in our 'Best of the Fest' show on Monday October 28, 2019. Email juliyjkim@gmail.com to submit your piece or for more information on how you can participate.


OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS - AUGUST 10 AND 11, 2019.

  1. Actors wishing to audition can prepare a no longer than 2 minute monolgue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasburg Institue on Saturday AUGUST 10 for Spanish speaking actors/LATINO PROGRAM WORKS and Sunday AUGUST 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. For the convenience of directors having to cast specific roles and to ensure that actor's are not waiting too long to be seen, the audition slots have been allocated according to 'playing age' for the suitabilty of roles being cast. Please fill in the registration form here:


    On the day, arrive with a printed copy of your headshot and bio with your contact information clearly marked at the corresponding time on the day that suits your language prepference. You may audition for both Spanish and English language productions if you are fluent in both languages.


    Actors with a playing age of:


    Under 18. 9am-10am


    18-25. 10am -11am


    25-30. 11am -12pm


    30-35. 12pm -1pm


    35-40. 1.30pm - 2:30pm


    40-45. 2:30pm -3:30pm


    45-50. 3:30pm-4:30pm


    50-60. 4:30pm-5pm


    60+ 5pm-6pm