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5 Jun 2019 to 8 Jun 2019
12 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019
When
Saturday, July 5, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
Where
Édouard Michelin Auditorium
Alliance Française de Madras
Chennai
India
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Short+Sweet Theatre Chennai 2014

 

S+S 2014 Weekly Dates:

  5th July 2014 – Wild Cards I - 2pm & 7pm

  6th July 2014 – Wild Cards II - 2pm & 7pm

 10th – 13th July 2014 – Top Ten Week One - 7pm

 17th – 20th July 2014 – Top Ten Week Two - 7pm

 23rd – 26th July 2014 – Top Ten Week Three - 7pm

 27th July 2014 – Gala Final - 2pm & 7pm

 

 Other Dates:

 5th & 6th April 2014 – Script Writing Workshop

 by Gnani Sankaran

     

 April 2014 – Crash Test Drama

 

 10th & 11th May 2014 – Voice &  Movement Workshop

 by V. Balakrishnan

 

 17th and 18th May 2014 – Acting & Stage Craft Workshop

 by Vinod Anand

 

 15th May 2014 – Last date for submitting scripts

 15th May 2014 – Last date to register as a director / ITC

 01st June 2014 – Last date to register as an actor

 

The event is ticketed at ₹200 per day and can be booked online at www.bookmyshow.com or  www.eventjini.com

For further details please call 044 – 66 8484 03 or (0) 9840 666 761.

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Wild cards I - 5th July 2014 - 2pm & 7pm

  1. 1. Mama's Straight Drive


        Directed by: Abhishek Karthick


        Written by: Rahul Sridhar


        Cast: Venkatakrishnan Kaushik (Rajath), Rahul Sridhar (Mani)


        Synopsis: A completely fictional piece on how the problems of match fixing in sports & homosexuality collide in a parallel yet ALMOST real universe called Chennai.


    2. Will


        Directed by: Sreejith Palliyil


        Written by: Amogh Jalihal


        Cast: Sreenath palliyil , Ranjith Kakkayur  


        Synopsis: A dialogue between an executioner and the criminal sentenced to death where motives are questioned, and the concept of free will blurs the line between the good and the bad, of justice and crime.


    3. An Oldman's Game


       Directed by: Yukendran kamaraj


       Written by: Sriram Gokul C


       Cast: Nikhil (Rick - ex wife's husband), Ajit Chitturi(An oldman), Depali Gupta (Young lady thief),Vidya Viswanath (Ex Wife of Oldman)


       Synopsis: An old man plays a psychological game over a young lady who had visited his home to actually rob a costly watch.


    4. Abhyantha


       Directed by: Katharanga Janardhan Chikkanna


       Written by: Mallikarjun Devarmane


       Cast: Mallikarjun Devaramane (Abhyantha) 


       Synopsis: Abhyanatha, a strange man leads a lonely life in his own world. But, there is one obession , one passion he lives by...silence! Silence leads a lonely life in his    life...the girl of his dreams! But his love for silence pushes him to do an unimaginable deed. Hear it all from the man, who never wanted to talk...Hear it from the man of   silence, Abhyantha...


    5. Deniable Plausibility


       Directed by: Anand Ravichandran


       Written by: Toast D'Bechamel


       Cast: Vigeneshwaran (Jake), Shweta Gupta (Sarah), Arun Athmalingam (Agent Park)


       Synopsis:  A woman working for a secret organisation must persuade a cyber-security analyst to join her agency... or die trying.


    6.The Ideal Image


       Written & Directed by: Sukanya Umesh


       Cast: Bhagirathy S (Woman), Ashwin Ravichandran (Chorus Member 1), Siddhanth Mohan(Chorus Member 2), Pranathi Ram (Chorus Member 3), Shreya Jalan(Chorus Member 4), Akshay Venkatraman (Chorus), Abhishek Thomas (Musician)


       Synopsis: The play is satrie on Indian society's obsession with fair skinned, straight haired women, It looks at society as a circus.


    7. Milton


       Directed by: Ranjith Kakkayur


       Written by: Robert Armstrong


       Cast: Sreejith Palliyil, Sreenath palliyil, Athulya Madhu, Sreejith Kunnath


       Synopsis: Can an association between man and monster ever really last?


    8. 1, 2, 3 - Ready, Set, Go


       Written & Directed by: Divya Mangwani


       Cast: Harshitha Krishnan (Oona), Archana Kariappa (Tina), Shweta Gupta (Trina)


       Synopsis: Journey of three very different women looking for lasting love through a marriage bureau


     


    9. Va Van Gogh


       Writen & Directed by: Bhargav Prasad


       Cast: Kiran Naig (Van Gogh), Nishanti Sudhakar (Van Go)


       Synopsis:  Tomatoes , Potatoes. Are they all the same?


Wild Cards II - 6th July 2014 - 2pm & 7pm

  1. 1. The door


       Written & Directed by: Jagadish Kanna


       ITC: Quid Pro Quo Productions


      Cast: Bhargav Ramakrishnan (Scientist), Bala Kumaran (Newsreader), Krish Hariharan (Police), Mallika Arjun (Thief), Mridula Chetlur (Pizza Delivery Girl), Nafeez(Interpol Officers), Abeneth(Interpol Officers), Shravan(Interpol Officers)


      Synopsis: A thief changes into a scientist on entering a magic door. How he utilises to steal more things from the city forms the crux of the story.


    2Yesterday to Tomorrow


        Written & Directed by: Shravan Sampath Kumar


        Cast: Nikhil Venkatesa (Abe), Sundeep Joseph (George), Archana Kariappa (Joan), Srikanth Pingali (Phil), Kanchi Thangadurai (Girl)


        Synopsis: As Abe suffers the loss of his wife, his 3 new - found friends from the old age home where he has settled help him move on in life.


    3 .Where are you, Appa?


        Written & Directed by: Prashanth Selvarasu


        Cast: Gautham Krishnan


        Synopsis: A boy talking about a dad that he never had.


    4. Haira Pochu


        Directed by: Shyam Sundar


        Written by: Karthikeyan Chandramohan


        Cast: Sasi Kumar (Barber), Naveen George Thomas (Chief Minister), Karthikeyan (Secretary)


        Synopsis: A close encounter becomes a close shave for a man of power.


    5. Ponnu kadhai


        Directed by: Vaishnavi. S


        Written by: Varsha Venugopal


        Cast: Ritu Philip (The girl), Abhishek Dutta (The boy)


        Synopsis: Love. Unsaid…


    6. Hello Kitty


       Directed by: Shevaun Da Costa


       Written by: Vibha Batra


       Cast: Krishna Arcot(Woman 1) , Shivani Gupta (Woman 2), Namita Krishnamurthy (Woman3), Stephanie Howie (Woman 4)


       Synopsis: Four gorgeous ladies-who-lunch. One scandalous memoir. All hell breaks loose when a socialite decides to wash her dirty linen in public. Her tell-all book wreaks havoc in the lives of fellow kitty members.


    7. Black Coffee


        Directed by: Karthik Anantharaman


        Written by: Deanna Ableser


        Cast: Kalesh Ramanand (Matt), Archana Menon (Alice)


        Synopsis: A man and a woman toy around with the idea of a simple kiss at a coffee shop.


    8. To B.E or not to B.E


        Written & Directed by: Shyam Renganathan


        Cast: Siddhanth Mohandas, Roshan mark


        Synopsis: A conversation between two stoners on the point of an Engineering education.


    9. Statue


        Directed by: Mejel


        Written by: John Pradeep


        Cast: Kalieaswari Srinivasan


        Synopsis: The Kannagi statue in Marina comes alive and talks its experiences as a statue and as Kannagi herself


Top Ten Week One - 10th to 13th July 2014 - 7pm

  1. 1. The Zombie Apocalypse


        Directed by: Sathish Shanmugam


        Written by: Michael Towers


        Cast: Rahul Sridhar (Scientist), Meenu Srinivasan (Assistant), Karthik Hariharan (Professor Isenberg), Prasanth Selvarasu (Jackson), Shivani Gupta (Jillian), Namitha Krishnamurthy (Tracey), Gautham Krishnan (Buisness man), Aditi Balan (Alien #1), Akshay Venkatraman (Alien #2)


        Synopsis: A comedy about a scientist who travels forward in time from 2004 to 2014, only to discover that humans in the future have become zombie-like slaves to their mobile devices.


    2. It's ok to ask


       Directed by: Lakshmi Ganapathy Murugesan


       Written by: Carol Dance


       Cast: Kasturi Goswami (A woman in a wheel Chair)


       Synopsis: A beautiful wheelchair-bound woman implores people not to be afraid of asking her what happened!


    3. Riashi Nair's Untitled Production


       Directed by: Anand Ram


       ITC: Zipper Down Productions 


       Written by: Suhit Kumar


       Cast: Suraj Raja (Rishi Nayar), Shyam Sundar (Tusar), Rohan Iyer(Vijay), Akshya Ravi (Aditi)


       Synopsis: Running a marathon must be easier than penning a Play . Is it ? Experience it !!


    4. Mr Politician


        Directed by: Nithya Ramachandran


        Written by: Shakthi Ramani


        Cast: Juhi Sharma (Naima), Sruti Hari (Radha)


        Synopsis: Two women. Different motives. One politician. A moment in history.


    5. Take Two


        Directed by: Charan Saravana


        Written by: Chris Shaw Swanson


        Cast: Smrithi Parameswar (Amy), Srikanth Pingali (Jeff)


        Synopsis: A couple discovers that reconciliation can be tricky- especially when a prenup is involved.


    6. The Thing


        Directed by: Ja.VenkataSubramanian


        ITC: Shraddha


        Written by: Sujatha Rangarajan & Anand Raghav


        Cast: Anand Ram (Husband), Archana (Wife), Hemanth (Beggar), Vinay Rao (Swamiji)


        Synopsis: The differences between the rich and poor, the believers and the nonbelievers, the right and wrong, disintegrate as planet Earth faces extinction".


    7Tech-no-logic Progress


        Directed by: Adarsh Satish


        ITC: Park-Street Theatre


        Written by: Deepak Hariharan


        Cast: Deepak Hariharan (Techie), Sunaina Mudaliar (Woman)


        Synopsis: The title says it all!


    8. Heavenly Baddie


       Written & Directed by: Vivek Rajagopal


       ITC: Chennai Drama House


       Cast: Vikram Mankal (Politician), Smrithi Parameswar (Evaluator), Karthik Bhatt (Man in queue)


       Synopsis: No sin will go unpunished. Unless…


    9.New years eve


      Directed by: Kasturi Goswami


      Written by: David MacGregor


      Cast: Lakshmi Ganapathy Murugesan(Mr.Hollins), Nithya Ramachandran (Ms.Laura)


      Synopsis: It's a New Year's Eve at the Parkview Retirement Home. The residents have gathered to bring in the New Year at noon, which leaves one of the residents less than pleased.


    10. A Typist with destiny


         Written & Directed by: Rajiv Rajaram


         Cast: Naveen Thomas, Bhargav Ramakrishnan, Venkatesh Harinathan, Karthikeyan


         Synopsis: Two bumbling clerks are in the process of gravely re-writing history. Or is it so?


     


Top Ten Week Two - 17th to 20th July 2014 - 7pm

  1. 1. Sahithya


        Directed by: Nikhil Sriram


        Written by: Naren Weiss


        Cast: Venkatesh Harinathan (Manickam), Pooja Balu


        Synopsis: Manickam, Marriage, Madras.


    2.  ID


         Written & Directed by: Kalieaswari Srinivasan


         ITC: The Drama Troupe


         Cast: Brihadish Kaushik  (Man in Power), Nelson Matthew (Common Man)


         Synopsis: A common man. A government official. A public space. A casual act of forgetting. An ordinary errand. A tiny bit of paper and a bit of drama. 


    3.  Oopsy


         Written & Directed by: Smrithi Amarendran


         ITC: Caricatture Productions


         Cast: Abishek George Joseph (Anjan), Namitha Vivek (Hazel), Candice Rozario (Asha), Preetham Mangal (Random Guy), Krishna Arcot (Waitress)


         Synopsis: If something bad happens, you drink to forget; if something good happens, you drink to celebrate and if nothing happens, you drink to make something happen. An alcohol induced triangle that meanders through failures and realizations.


    4.  Kichadi Life


        Written & Directed by: Nagarajan Lingam


        Cast: Prema Venkat (Woman 1), Shylaja Chetlur (Woman 2), Shalini Vijayakumar (Woman 3), Prathiveeraj (Man 1), Sunil Santanam(Man 2)


        Synopsis: A visit from a childhood friend rekindles the memories of past. They have moved apart due to the time lapse. A personal space connects them despite time. As she sets out to explore that space, TIME warps!!


    5. Saathur Santhipu


        Written & Directed by: Vinodhini Vaidynathan


        Cast: Guru Somasundaram (Chandru), Amjath Khan(Shankar), Sanjit Krishnamoorthy (Dead body), Suresh Kumar (TTE), S.Dinakaran (porter), L.Vinod (Man in the station)


        Synopsis: Shankar and Chandru travelling on a train encounter a strange co-passenger. Who is he and what is his business with them? Find out at Saathur Santhippu.


    6.  The Inner Fire


         Directed by: Amrithavarshini Venkatesh


         ITC: Crea-Shakthi


         Written by: Dushyanth Gunashekar


         Cast: Prasanna Venkatesh Rengarajan


         Synopsis: There is a story behind every cup of tea


    7.  Eternally Yours


         Directed by: Meghna Mudaliar


         ITC: a.g.n.i Theatre!


         Written by: Sunaina Mudaliar


         Cast: Deepak Hariharan (Prince), Sunaina Mudaliar (Lady)


         Synopsis: Tragic endings leave a lot unsaid.


    8.  The Man Who Was Music


         Directed by: Ajit Chitturi


         Written by: Aishwarya Jha-Mathur


         Cast: Rajeev (Adam), Krishna (Nathaniel), Prakash (Saliero and father), Deepali (Sara and mother)


         Synopsis: Adam is an accomplished world-renowned violinist. On the day of his performance, for the last time, he recounts his tale of the person who shaped his life and career.


    9.  Waiting for him


         Directed by: Janardhanan Raghavan 


         Written by: Balajee GE


         Cast: Sainath Saikrishnan (Man), Priyanka Sohoni (Woman), Krish Hariharan (God 1), Krithika Ganesan (God 2)


         Synopsis: A funny tale on the chauvinistic male dominant society. A girl and a boy are dead and are waiting to meet God.


    10. Death of Drona


         Directed by: Meera Sitaraman


         ITC: Theatre Nisha


        Written by: Janani Narasimhan


        Cast: Balakrishnan Venkataraman (Drona), Meenakshi Viswanathan (Sitarist)


        Synopsis: The play is a non-verbal piece, which depicts the anguish of Drona, the Kaurava General, on hearing that his only son, Ashwatthama, has been killed in battle by Bheema.


Top Ten Week Three - 23rd to 26th July 2014 - 7pm

  1. 1. Blabber Mouth


        Directed by: Vinod Anand


        ITC: Tiny Men             


        Written by: Cerise de Gelder


        Cast: Amit Singh (Gary), Uthara Krishnan (Lisa), Siddharth S.P(Patrick)


        Synopsis: Love. Lies. Lives. Lust. Deceit. Betrayal. Murder. Often… A word can be enough… Otherwise you could be labelled a BLABBER MOUTH.


    2.  Late for School


        Directed by: Vasudev Menon


        Written by: Iain Moss


        Cast: Vaishnavi Sundararajan (lynn)


        Synopsis: A young teacher is under intense interrogation for a horrible crime she had no idea she committed. She was only late for school.


    3.  Maya and Lakshmi 


         Directed by: Janani Narasimhan


         Written by: V. Balakrishnan


         Cast: Meera Sitaraman (Lakshmi), Shakti Ramani (Maya) , Nithya Ramakrishnan (Lamp)


         Synopsis: A maid and a maiden's conversation can turn tables around.


    4. How to Drink a Coffee


       Directed by: John Pradeep


       Written by: Balakumaran Murugesan


       Cast: Subiksha Raman (Girl), Bhargav Ramakrishnan (Narrator), Aswin Rao (Guy)


       Synopsis: A guide on deciphering the intricacies coffee moments and relationships.


    5. Carpouram


        Directed by: Mathivanan Rajendran


        ITC: Stray Factory              


        Written by: Mathivanan Rajendran and Pooja Devariya


        Cast: Krishna Ganapathy (Murugesan), Pooja Devariya (Sarawathy)


        Synopsis: Camphor Smell Donkey how know?


    6. Shofu Slaves


        Directed by: Shakthi Ramani


        Written by: Meera Sitaraman


        Cast: V.Balakrishnan (Man), Sruti Hari (Woman)


        Synopsis: Where does comfort lie in a war?


    7Dogs and Cats Living Together


        Directed by: Sushant Alexander


         Written by: Lynn-Steven Johanson


        Cast: Sundeep Joseph (Lucky, a male dog), Uthara Krishnan (Miss Kitty, a female cat)


        Synopsis: A dog and a cat's discordant personalities test their abilities to maintain detente.


    8. To write my epitaph


        Directed by: Vaishnavi Sundararajan


        Written by: Robert Armstrong


        Cast: Vasudev Menon (Edgar Allan)


        Synopsis: Edgar Allan - a writer, who speaks in verse. Uncanny, unabashed, unhappy and terse. Is he just a facsimile of Poe’s ingenuity?


    9Checkout


         Directed by: Yannick Lawry


         Written by: Pete Mallicki


         Cast: Katie Leiss (Corrine)


         Synopsis: Corinne works for a large supermarket chain. You might think she hates her job, but she's done far worse. This supermarket is the top of the bottom. But she's nothing but a robot being phased out by other robots.