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21 Jan 2023 to 12 Mar 2023
When
Thursday, September 15, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022
Where
Bridge Street Theatre (Phoenix Theatre)
24 Bridge Street
Coniston NSW 2500
Australia
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Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2022

Short+Sweet Illawarra returns for its fourth and biggest season of bite-sized theatre to-date after its never-say-die sellout season in 2021 - a season not even COVID could deter.

2022 will see our Short+Sweet's "boutique" festival return with two weeks of theatre plays and our Short Film Festival.

THEATRE FESTIVAL SEASON DATES

Week 1 
THEATRE (Week 1) | 15 to 17 September

Week 2
THEATRE (Week 2) | 22 to 24 September
FILM (2022 Finals) | 25 September

Theatre Performances
7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

TICKETS (Theatre)

Adult $25, Student Concession $20

If you have any questions please contact Executive Producer Luke Berman - luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

Principal Festival Partners

The grand finale of our 2022 Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre and Film Festival is finally here, and we have 30 films from Australian, International and Illawarra filmmakers ready to tantalise your senses.

Short+Sweet Illawarra Film Festival Finals
ONE DAY ONLY
Sunday 25th September 2022
Bridge Street Theatre 

24 Bridge Street Consiton (Wollongong... read more

 

Short+Sweet Celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and returns to the  Illawarra for its fourth season of bite-sized theatre

All-new short, tasty theatre treats this week from 15th to 17th September at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

www.shortandsweet.org/illawarra... read more

Short+Sweet Celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and returns to the  Illawarra for its fourth season of bite-sized theatre.

All-new short, tasty theatre treats this week from 15th to 17th September at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

www.shortandsweet.org/illawarra... read more

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 

WEEK 1 | 15-17 SEPTEMBER 2022

The return of the Illawarra’s contribution to the world’s biggest little festival: SHORT+SWEET is just around the corner, and we have an epic 22 plays over a two-week season 15-24th September 2022 at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston.

Our first week of ten-minute live theatre features... read more

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2022

Please provide your synopsis and provide the name of any person or business that has supported your play (ex Rehearsal Space, costume hire etc). 

 

 

 

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SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2022

Actor Registration Form

Dear actors,

Firstly, thank you so much for being involved and volunteering your time and talent to our festival. We hope you will find your Short+Sweet experience an exciting theatrical challenge. But most of all, we want to make sure you're in a safe environment, and that you're nurtured and cared for at... read more

Registrations are now open for new and experienced directors to take the helm of one of our shortlisted local and international scripts for Short+Sweet Illawarra 2022.

Directing for Short+Sweet is a fantastic opportunity for new directors to gain experience in producing short-form theatre. It is... read more

Theatre is back, and we are looking for actors to take the stage in the return of Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra - Wollongong's contribution to the world's largest little-play festival.

It doesn't matter how old you are, what your cultural background is, your shape or size - with over 30 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!

Short-form theatre is a... read more

Want to submit a script and your own director? Do you have a team of actors ready to go? Submit your group (ITC) submission, and apply directly to Short+Sweet Illawarra.

Group/ITC entries are perfect for established theatre groups to get involved with Short+Sweet Illawarra and showcase their brand. However, you don't have to be an established organisation - you can form your own group... read more

Short+Sweet Illawarra Team

  1. EXECUTIVE


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


    Tom Peach | Illawarra Literary Manager | literary@blackboxtheatre.org


    Steen | Venue (Phoenix Theatre Company)


    PRODUCTION TEAM


    Harry Burns | Stage Manager 

    Ben Spencer | Technical Manager

    Kate Walker  | Lighting Operator

    Thomas Gray | Sound Operator

    Sara Nazemi | Stage Crew

    Amy Scammell | Stage Crew, Front of House

    Angélique Riou | Front of House

     


    INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE


    Mark Cleary | Artistic Director, Short+Sweet International

    Alex Broun | International Literary Manager

     


THEATRE WEEK 1

  1. SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA

    THEATRE FESTIVAL 2022


    WEEK 1


    15 - 17 September

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

    7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday only


    Tickets 

    Adult $22, Concession/Student/Youth $17, Pensioner/Children $12

    Click here to book your tickets


     


    Act 1 Plays


    1 Innocent

    Written and directed by Vee Malnar (ACT)

    Cast includes Tammy Kisela & Michael Thompson

    Produced by Rock Chikz


    2 Twins

    Written and directed by Rosalind Dixon (Sydney)

    Cast: Tara Buckle & Shreeya Smith


    3 It's Time

    Written and directed by Linda Campbell (Port Kembla)

    Cast: Paul Hamilton & Cathy Bates

    Produced by the Phoenix Theatre Company


    4 Blood Moon Rising

    Written and directed by Kelly-Maree Michael (Stanwell Park)

    Cast: Jordan Cunningham, Clara Saddi, Tammy Kisela, Nurina Simpson & Olivia Mayer

    Produced by Black Box Productions


    5 Hand on the Barre

    Written by Katrina Samaras (West Wollongong)

    Directed by Steen

    Cast: Monique Elyse

    Produced by the Phoenix Theatre Company


    Act 2 Plays


    6 The Horny Gentleman

    Written and directed by Johnny Sumelj (Wollongong)

    Cast: David Verdejo, Alisia Verdejo, Sophie Brunner & Johnny Sumelj

    Produced by Crackerjack Entertainment


    7 It's Not Whether You Win or Lose

    Written and directed by Dona Parise (Shellharbour)

    Cast: Tammy Kisela and Michael Thompson


    8 Shrinking Together

    Written and Directed by Gabriel McCarthy (Austinmer)

    Cast: Gabriel McCarthy & Monique Elyse

    Produced by Gabatwa Studios


    9 Keep

    Written by Tom Peach (Stanwell Park)

    Directed by Cathy Bates & Andrew Gobran

    Cast: Cathy Bates & Andrew Gobran

    Produced by Black Box Productions


THEATRE WEEK 2

  1. THEATRE FESTIVAL 2022


    WEEK 2


    22 - 24 September

    at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

    7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday only


    Tickets 

    Adult $22, Concession/Student/Youth $17, Pensioner/Children $12

    Click here to book your tickets


     


    Act 1 Plays


    1 The Judgement Zone

    Written by Sarah Hurnall (Wollongong)

    Directed by Sarah Hurnall  & Julian Levanic (Macarthur)

    Cast: Julian Levanic, Steph Mcauley, Rachael Adair Connolly

    Produced by Black Box Productions


    2 The Holiest of Sacraments

    Written by Patricia Connelly (Alexandria USA)

    Directed by Sally Evans (Wollongong)

    Cast: Rodney Parker & Lily Savelli


    3 Robyn and Clive

    Written by Pamela Waugh (Bowral)

    Directed by Karen Beavis (Dapto)

    Cast: Barbara Weir & Xavier Do


    4 Code

    Written by Andrea Clardy (Jamaica Plain USA)

    Directed by Kelly-Maree Michael (Stanwell Park)

    Cast: Sally Evans, Kelly-Maree Michael & Rodney Parker


    5 The Rose

    Written and directed by Rod Marsden

    Cast: Tom Hadley, Jasmin Shojai & Penelope Murphy


    6 Rest In Peace

    Written and directed by Tegan Ware (Wollongong)

    Cast: Sophie Baylis & Ashley Magoffin

    Produced by Black Box Productions

     


    Act 2 Plays


    7 Godfrey's Project

    Written by Pauline Turner (Greenwich NSW)

    Directed by Katie Roach (Wollongong)

    Cast: Rodney Parker, Katie Roach & Dani Rollason


    8 Over and Out

    Written, directed and starring Sally Bedford (Gold Coast QLD)


    9 The Tea Test

    Written by Seth Freeman (Pacific Palisades USA)

    Directed by Gabriela Gonzalez (Wollongong)

    Cast: Sophie Baylis & Georgia Chatzivasiliou


    10 Trust Issues

    Written by Dona Parise (Shellharbour)

    Directed and starring Jen Guerrieri-Cortesi & Bryson Grenfell


    11 Sweet Spot

    Written by Monica Carroll (Hackett ACT)

    Directed by Sophie Baylis (Wollongong)

    Cast: Belinda McKenzie & Christopher Draw