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24 Jan 2020 to 7 Mar 2020
13 Feb 2020 to 26 Apr 2020
When
Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
Where
Bridge Street Theatre
Bridge Street
Coniston NSW 2500
Australia
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SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE 2019

In the place where the mountains meet the sea, Short+Sweet Illawarra returns for its second annual season of ten-minute plays.  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.

This year, we will also be expanding our Illawarra festival to include Comedy, Cabaret, and Film.

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.

PERFORMANCE SEASON: THEATRE
27 - 29 September | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE WEEK 1 | Buy Tickets
11 - 13 October | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE WEEK 2 | Buy Tickets
at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston
Performances: 7:30pm Friday+Saturday, 5:30pm Sunday

THEATRE SUBMISSIONS
Independent Theatre Company (ITC) Submissions

THEATRE TOP 20 ARTIST REGISTRATIONS
Director Registrations

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Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2019!

Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) may pitch their ten minute performance using this form. You don't have to be an established organisation - even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us. This form allows you to tell us what you want to do, and we'll use the information... read more

Registrations are now open for new and experienced directors to take the helm of one of our shortlisted local and international scripts at the very first Short+Sweet Illawarra.

As a director you would be responsible for selecting your play out of the... read more

GET INVOLVED

  1. With the expansion of the Illawarra Short+Sweet festival, there are so many ways of being involved!


    INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANY (ITC) SUBMISSIONS

    To submit a complete play, including script/director and cast - you can submit as an Independent Theatre Company. 

    This is perfect for existing Illawarra theatre groups, or a new team of creatives working together for the first time.

    To submit an ITC entry click here.


    DIRECTOR REGISTRATION

    To register to direct one of the plays in our Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre Top 20 click here.


     


     


PRODUCTION TEAM CONTACTS

  1. Executive Producer / Festival Director | Luke Berman
    luke.berman@shortandsweet.org


    Head Stage Manager | Anthony Bynum
    anthony@blackboxtheatre.org


    Festival Lighting Designer | Nick Lewis


    Stage Crew

    Ashton Neylon

    Lizzie Giusti

    Jordan Lidé


SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA FULL SEASON 2019

  1. After launching a successful inaugural season of plays in 2018, Short+Sweet Illawarra is expanding! 

    Alongside our Top 20 Season of Theatre, we will be adding FILMCABARET, YOUTH, COMEDY and our own GALA FINAL SHOWCASE - featuring the best works from all our strands!


    Festival Performance Schedule


    20 September | SHORT+SWEET CABARET+COMEDY


    27 - 29 September | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 20 (Week 1)

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston


    11 - 13 October | SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 20 (Week 2)

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston


     


     


     


WEEK 1 PLAYS

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE ILLAWARRA

    WEEK 1 | 27-29 September 2019

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston


    THE PLAYS


    Trapped

    written by Barry Wood (UK)

    directed by Annie May Roberts


    Ebook Meets Treebook

    written by Rex McGregor (NZ)

    directed by Inga Jon


    The New Improved Fortune Teller

    written by Bernadette Le Mesurier (Illawarra)

    directed by Gabriela Gonzalez


    Local Kid

    written by Aubrey Lidden (Southern Highlands NSW)

    directed by Noah Cegielski


    For Jeffery

    written by Andy Goldberg (USA)

    directed by Patrick Harrison


    Having the Prawn

    written by Katrina Samaras (Illawarra)

    directed by Isabella Whitcher


    More Brains Pleaasseee!!!

    written and directed by Patrick Gamble (Illawarra)


    2112

    adapted and directed by Alex Groombridge (Illawarra)

    ITC: Red Star Entertainment


    Vanishing Point

    written and directed by Steen (Illawarra)

    ITC: Phoenix Theatre Company


    Errr...???

    written by Elden Rhoads (USA)

    directed by Zoe Rose


    TBA: Short+Sweet Illawarra Cabaret Peoples Choice Winner


WEEK 2 PLAYS

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE ILLAWARRA

    WEEK 2 | 11-13 October 2019

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

     


    THE PLAYS


    Ripped Off

    written by Jordan Cunningham (Illawarra)

    directed by Robert Bruce


    David And Michelle

    written by Diana McLaren (Illawarra)

    directed by Jordan Cunningham


    Council of War

    written by Peter Woolf (Sydney)

    directed by Ihaka Jones


    Sheltered

    written by Joshua Sorensen (Illawarra)

    directed by Arthur Gallagher

    ITC: Arts n Crafts


    Missed Connections

    written by Bradley Ward (Sydney/Illawarra)

    directed by Bradley Ward & Jarrod Riesinger

    ITC: Rising Arts Productions


    Rejected and Helpful Anonymous

    written and directed by Gabriela Diego (Sydney)

    ITC: Great Acting


    The Beach

    written by Ashleigh Hook (NZ)

    directed by Stacey Wales


    TBA: Short+Sweet Cabaret Judges Choice Winner