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10 May 2024 to 16 Jun 2024
1 Jun 2024 to 3 Aug 2024
6 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024
Thursday, May 19, 2022 to Sunday, June 26, 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
180 Hamersley Rd
Perth WA 6008
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Short+Sweet Perth 2022

Yes!  As promised, Short+Sweet Perth is coming back in 2022, again on the Main Stage at the excellent Subiaco Arts Centre.  If you participated in our inaugural season in 2021 we want you back - please register and tell your friends.  If you're new to Short+Sweet, read on.

Short+Sweet Perth is an open access competitive festival of 10 minute plays.  We bring together a broad range of artists - professional performing artists working alongside talented enthusiasts, as well as artists with experience and expertise in other artforms trying their hand at theatre. 

We commence with a series of heats and finish with finals comprising the top 10 plays as voted by our audiences and assessed by industry judges.  It is great theatre for participants and audiences.

We are looking for writers, directors and actors, either independently or as part of a local theatre company.  You can bring your own script, or we will provide you a selection to choose from our library of phenomenal local and international scripts.

Short+Sweet Perth is presented in proud partnership with the Perth Theatre Trust.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.  Be part of it!

KEY DATES 2022 *

Final reading of Edge Performance Writers scripts (directors invited - and actors for cold readings): afternoon Sunday 23 January, Subiaco Arts Centre
Script submission deadline:  Sunday 6 February
Director registration deadline:  Sunday 13 February
Independent Theatre company with own script:  Register script by Sunday 13 February
Directors meeting with Festival Director:  Sunday 20 February
Script packs provided by Festival Director to directors:  25 February
Directors provide Festival Director with script preferences:  By Saturday 5 March
Festival Director advises directors of script allocation:  By Tuesday 8 March
Actor registration deadline:  Sunday 6 March
Auditions:  Weekend of 12 - 13 March
Season (heats) commences:  19 May
   Week 1:  19 - 21 May
   Week 2:  26 - 28 May
   Week 3:  2 - 4 June
   Week 4:  9 - 11 June
   Finals:  23, 24, 25 June
Season concludes:  25 June

As a participant, you will perform in one of our heats (3 performances during one of the above weeks in the season), and then potentially go through to the finals.  Please assume you will be in the finals and keep the full set of dates free for now!

*  All dates 2022.  All deadlines are midnight that day.


Short+Sweet Perth updates will be available on our Facebook page - @ShortandSweetPerth - please follow us.

Writers: please submit your script(s) by the end of Sunday 6 February 2022 by clicking on 'Submit a Script' toward the top of this page.

Directors: please register your interest by the end of Sunday 20 February (go to 'Festival Submissions' above).

Independent Theatre Companies (ITC): please first register your director under 'Festival Submissions' above.  If you are bringing your own script you will also need to register that by clicking on 'Submit a Script' toward the top of the pageThese steps should be completed by the end of Sunday 20 February.

Actors: auditions will be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre the weekend of 12 - 13 March (pencil this in!).  Please register for audition by the end of Sunday 6 March (go to 'Festival Submissions' above).

Volunteers: you are always welcome! If you are interested in publicity and marketing, front of house, or backstage aspects of the Festival please contact the festival director (details below)!  

Note writers may submit as many scripts as they like, but only one may be selected for any one festival.  Directors may only direct one play.  Actors - you may perform in up to two plays.


If you need assistance with your submission or have any general queries please do not hesitate to contact festival director, Michael Wood, at michael.wood@shortandsweet.org

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Thank you for your interest in performing in Short+Sweet Perth 2022!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration

Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available. This festival is a commitment and you need to make sure you have the time and passion to participate. 

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Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Perth 2022.

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic first timers. Everyone will be given consideration. You'll be asked to submit a cv and / or any other relevant information.

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