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28 Sep 2020 to 11 Oct 2020
13 Oct 2020 to 17 Oct 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 to Saturday, August 15, 2020
Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre
Civic Square
Canberra ACT 2600
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Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2020

In 2009 the world's biggest little festival kicked off in the coolest little capital, which grew to become the largest community of performing artists in Canberra, with over 100 people contributing to each festival. The 2020 festival is going to be a celebration of that community.

As an open access festival, Short+Sweet Canberra brings together a broad range of artists. Professional performing artists work alongside talented enthusiasts, and artists with more experience and expertise in other artforms. And most importantly, it brings new audiences into the theatre as friends and family members of participants attend performances and recognise their own potential to participate.

Short+Sweet Canberra is at once local and eclectic. Plays are submitted from all over the world, and the festival director shortlists approximately half of the festival’s content from local writers, and half from interstate and overseas. Most actors and directors who participate come from Canberra, many travel from the capital region, and the festival has also welcomed actors and directors from Sydney and Melbourne.

Short+Sweet Canberra enjoys the support of Canberra Theatre Centre, without which, we couldn't stage this great festival each year.

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.


2020 Performance Dates

Wednesday 12 August - Saturday 15 August 2020 at the Courtyard Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre.


Keen to be involved?

Writers: submit your script by Thursday 12 March 5pm at https://shortandsweet.org/form/script-entries-shortsweet-theatre-2020-21 

Directors: submit your expression of interest to festival directors by Thursday 26 March (petersen.crawford@shortandsweet.org).

Independent Theatre Company (ITC): submit your expression of interest and script to festival directors by Thursday 26 March (petersen.crawford@shortandsweet.org).

Actors: attend the audition on Sunday 3 May (register at eventbrite) or submit details via dropbox to festival directors for the online casting process by 1 May 5:00pm. 

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

Note for actors/directors and ITC:  there is a limit of involvement of two plays per person (e.g. you could act in two plays; direct one and act in one; or direct two) 

If you need any assistance with your submissions please do not hesitate to contact us via email petersen.crawford@shortandsweet.org


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