Home >> Festivals >> SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA 2018
3 Sep 2017 to 20 May 2018
20 Sep 2017 to 12 May 2018
17 Apr 2018 to 28 Apr 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Harbour Theatre Shellharbour (Home of the Roo Theatre Co.) &
Bridge St Theatre Coniston (Home of the Phoenix Theatre Co.)
Coniston NSW 2500
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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 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!

Performance Season

Week 1 of Short+Sweet Illawarra will launch at the Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour - home of the Roo Theatre Company. 
Week 2 will be performed at the Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston - home of the Phoenix Theatre.

Principal Festival Partners

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

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

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2018! 

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 with their own creative team. 

An ITC entry must at the very least have both a... 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



    TOP 20 - WEEK 2

    16-21 October 2018

    Bridge Street Theatre, Coniston 
    Home of the Phoenix Theatre Company


Our Team

  1. Enquiries regarding the festival can be sent to luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

    Producer / Festival Director - Luke Berman

    Production Manager / Stage Manager - Monica Kickert

    Want to join our team?

    Email luke.berman@shortandsweet.org your CV and details on how you would most like to get involved behind the scenes.

Key Dates + Deadlines

  1. 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