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Short+Sweet Sydney Theatre Festival 2024

Play Registrations For Short+Sweet Sydney 2024 have closed


You can still enter as an ITC/independant theatre company (FREE entry) https://shortandsweet.org/form/itc-registration-shortsweet-sydney


Director Applications have now opened: Click here to beome a Short+Sweet director: https://shortandsweet.org/form/clone-director-registration-shortsweet-sy...

About Short + Sweet Sydney 2024:

Short + Sweet Sydney 2024 will bring about a revitalized and bold festival headed by the new festival director Liviu Monsted.

Short +Sweet Sydney 2024 aims to focus on new and unique ideas with an added emphasis on spotlighting the individual writers behind the works and their process.

We will be introducing the following new initiatives into the program to better acknowledge the writing and to support the production process.

1. A new award!
Short + Sweet Sydney 2024 will be introducing a new award category:
The Unique Play Award – This award is designed to put a spotlight on plays that have an original or unique premise. We are looking for plays that push boundaries and are utterly like no other, whether that be in structure, premise, tone or style.

2. The mentor program
It is most important that we encourage first timers into the festival on all fronts, from writers to directors and so on. To facilitate the newcomers, we will have 6 Short+Sweet alumni who will act as mentors to the newcomers.

3. A Short + Sweet Sydney Blog

This blog will follow up on Short +Sweet Sydney alumni, we will have interviews, thought pieces, insights and more. If you have ever been part of short + Sweet Sydney and have a project youd like to share, let us know what your up to and we'll post about it.


4. Screen to Play Initiative

We are accepting 10 min screenplay's. 

Adapt your screenplay for the stage. This is a cheap and affective way to see if your screenplay has legs.

> Get valuable audiance feedback

> See if the narrative/ dialogue is affective

> find a cast and director

> Get lots of publicity

> Save a ton of money on script development

How to enter screenplay:

You simply enter your adapted screenplay at our script entry portal and write in inverted comas (screenplay) next to play title.   

If you don't want to adapt the work yourself, you can opt for  a director to help adapt the work, simply write (director adapt) at the head of the synopsis section.  

5.  The School Initiative

Short + Sweet Sydney 2024 is opening its doors to your drama students!

Short + Sweet Sydney is accepting ITC applications from HSC group performances. We are also opening our doors to writers in your drama class and are offering interships for studants wanting a Cert 3 in Live Production, Theatre and Events.

Short + Sweet Sydney 2024 is putting the spotlight back on the writer and we look forward to reading your works.

Play submissions close 1st August.

Best of luck!

Liviu Monsted
Festival Director - Short + Sweet Sydney
Ph: 0402940275
Email: liviumonsted.shortandsweet@gmail.com


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Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Sydney 2024!

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 or any relevant information to us.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting your... read more

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Sydney 2024

If you have a production burning to get on stage, this is the venue for you! 

Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) may pitch their ten minute production using this form. You don't have to be an established organisation - we love to see new creative groups form and grow from this... read more

Production Team



    Mark Cleary | Artistic Director


    Vee Malnar | Literary Manager


    Luke Berman | International Coordinator




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