SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA 2018
In the place where the mountains meet the sea, Short+Sweet Illawarra launches its inaugural season of ten-minute plays with a top 20 season at two venues in the Wollongong region in 2018. The Illawarra is an untapped theatre heartland, boasting hundreds of actors, writers and directors. The Illawarra supports a vibrant community theatre scene second to none in regional Australia.
With a focus on regional artist development, Short+Sweet will look at providing a pathway for regional emerging artists to have their work seen by the wider theatre community, as well as contribute to the region’s diversity in its performing arts community.
Script submissions are open, to submit your script click on the Script Submissions link above. You can also submit as an Independent Theatre Company, meaning you can submit not only a script - but you can choose your own creative team including director and actors!
2018 Performance Season - Top 20
2 - 7 October
Week 1of Short+Sweet Illawarra will launch at the Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour - home of the Roo Theatre Company.
16 - 21 October
Week 2 will be performed at the Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston - home of the Phoenix Theatre.
Current Submissions & Registrations
ITC Submissions are currently open until 31st May 2018. Submit here.
Director Submissions currently open. Submit here.
Actor Registrations Opening June 2018.
We are proud to announce the first batch of plays that will light up the stage at the very first Short+Sweet Illawarra – the newest addition to the world’s largest little play festival.
The first plays to make the cut are our Independent Theatre Company’s, which come from both established and brand new theatre groups in the Illawarra, and as far down the coast as Pambula!
It is... read more
FINAL CALL: Script and ITC Submissions
Submissions close 11:59 pm Thursday 31st May 2018
Time is running out to be a part of the Illawarra's inaugural season of ten-minute plays as part of Short+Sweet: The world's biggest little play festival. If your play is shortlisted, it will be available to be selected... read more
We are excited to open registrations for Illawarra theatre directors to take on a ten minutes script and turn it into a quality piece of theatre.
Successful directors will be responsible to guide their actors through their rehearsal process and liaise with Short+Sweet to make sure your play has the support it needs to produce in the festival. Successful directors will read a batch of... read more
Submissions are now open for local community and independent theatre companies to submit a script, including director and actors to be considered for the inaugural Short+Sweet Illawarra season in October.
You don't need to be an established theatre group to submit an ITC entry, even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us. All we ask is that your play is no more than ten minutes... read more
AUDITIONS: SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA 2018
We are looking for actors to register to audition for the newest member of World's Largest Short Play Festival: Short+Sweet Illawarra. It doesn't matter how old you are, what your cultural background is, or your shape or size - with over 20 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!
The dates of... read more
Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2018! Independent Theatre Companies (ITC) may pitch their ten-minute performance using this form.
Submitting as an Independent Theatre Company entry into Short+Sweet Illawarra gives a group of local artists the chance to submit not only a script for consideration, but be able to work... read more
Direct Script Submission
If you would like to submit your ten-minute script for Short+Sweet Illawarra 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 Illawarra 2018. Writers can submit more than one play for... read more
Thank you for your interest in being one of our directors for Short+Sweet Illawarra.
Illawarra directors can apply to stage one of the shortlisted scripts from local and international writers, and cast actors from the Short+Sweet Illawarra open auditions.
Experienced directors are encouraged to apply, however ten minute theatre is a great way to wear the director’s hat for your... read more
Script Submissions Open
Short+Sweet Illawarra is currently taking scripts for its inaugural season of ten-minute theatre on NSW's South Coast. Short+Sweet Illawarra will launch with a Top 20 season over two weeks in October this year.
Writers from Illawarra and South coast are encouraged to submit, as we are looking to have strong local representation amongst... read more
WEEK 1 - HARBOUR THEATRE, Shellharbour
TOP 20 - WEEK 1
2nd - 7th October 2018
Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour
Home of the Roo Theatre Company
WEEK 2 - BRIDGE ST THEATRE, Coniston
TOP 20 - WEEK 2
16-21 October 2018
Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston
Home of the Phoenix Theatre Company
Enquiries regarding the festival can be sent to email@example.com
Executive Producer / Festival Director - Luke Berman
Production Manager / Stage Manager - Monica Kickert
Want to join our team?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org your CV and details on how you would most like to get involved behind the scenes.
Key Dates + Deadlines
2018 Festival Key Dates and Deadlines
Script Submissions close 31 May 2018
Independent Theatre Company Submission close 31 May 2018
Director Submissions Open
Actor Registration opens May 2018
Open Auditions 14 - 22 July 2018
Short+Sweet Illawarra Launch 2 June 2018