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25 Nov 2021 to 4 Dec 2021
13 Jan 2022 to 12 Mar 2022
9 May 2022 to 26 Jun 2022
When
Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021
Where
Bridge Street Theatre
Bridge Street
Coniston NSW 2500
Australia
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Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2021

**New Season Dates**

Short+Sweet kicks off its third season of bite-sized theatre, two programs featuring 23 original short plays which will be staged at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston, home of the Phoenix Theatre Company.

Scripts written by Illawarra writers were favoured heavily by our directors, an impressive testimony to our local visionaries who were up against some of our best scripts submitted from around the world.

Our 2021 Top 20 Program has a strong representation of female artists in particular, with 13 directors and 12 writers leading the way in the festival this year.

THEATRE FESTIVAL SEASON DATES

Week 1 | 25 - 27 November
Week 2 | 2 - 4 December

Performances
7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

TICKETS

Adult $22, Student Concession $17

Week 1 Tickets:Week 2 Tickets: 

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

Principal Festival Partners

Short+Sweet Illawarra is proud to announce our Top 20 Season of plays.

We have an exciting year, with a strong group of directors and some excellent original scripts.

  • 14 x female writers and 15 x female directors
  • 5 x plays are traveling to Wollongong from Sydney 
  • 1 Group traveling from Brisbane!
  • 4 x First Time Directors
  • 8 x Illawarra... read more

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

TECH: Sound Files and Tech Scripts

Dear Directors

Please upload all your audio files as soon as possible. We also suggest you bring all your files (sound files, tech script) with you on a USB to your Technical Rehearsal as well as a printed copy of your tech script.

 

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SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

Please upload your posters here (if you have one for your play).

Please also upload a "hero" image. This could be a set up photo of an actor, an engaging rehearsal shot. It gives us an alternative image to promote your play. If you don't have a poster, please make sure you get at least one image over to us to we can... read more

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FORM

For directors to complete and submitted by Friday 18th June. If you need more time, that's ok, but please contact Luke asap and let him know.

There is a handy little online drawing tool at https://kleki.com/ if you would like to upload a drawing plan.... read more

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

What does the festival mean to you?

To help us promote the festival, we want to hear in your own words what the festival means to you.

We will convert your answers into quotes to use on our Season Program Booklet and for use online. 

 

 

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SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

PUBLICITY FORM

For directors to complete and submitted by Friday 4th June

 

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SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

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

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 20 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!

Short-form theatre is a... 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 2021.

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

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

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 just for the... read more

Short+Sweet Illawarra Team

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    EXECUTIVE


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


    Elkie Chadwick | Production Manager, Associate Producer | elkie@blackboxtheatre.org


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


    Lisa Murray | Associate Producer, Business Development, Front of House | business@blackboxtheatre.org


    PRODUCTION TEAM


    Phil Harris | Associate Producer, Publicist


    Harry Burns | Theatre Stage Manager 


    Nick Lewis | Festival Lighting Designer 


    Stage Crew: Angélique Riou, Karen Illesca


    INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE


    Mark Cleary | Artistic Director, Short+Sweet International

    Alex Broun | International Literary Manager

     


THEATRE WEEK 1

  1. WEEK 1 PLAYS


    25 - 27 NOVEMBER 2021


    “Something Blue”

    Written by Rae Welch (Twickenham, UK)

    Directed by Stacey Wales

     


    "The Green Grocer"

    Written by Joni Ravenna (California, USA)

    Directed by Katie Roach

     


    "Homework"

    Written by Kel Vance (Sydney)

    Directed by Adele Masters


    “Invisible”

    Written and directed by Karen Cobban (Illawarra)

    Assistant Director Susan Kennedy 

    ITC: Kaz Productions


    “Damsel in Revenge”

    Written and directed by Tegan Ware (Illawarra)


    “Mirror, Mirror”

    Written by Katrina Samaras (Illawarra)

    Directed by Gabriel McCarthy


    "The Many Deaths of Rasputin"

    Written by Amelia Gilday

    Directed by Shannon Collard

    ITC: Moontan Productions


    “Death of a Tradesman”

    Written by Graham Yates (Sydney)

    Directed by Emily Perry


    “Surprise”

    Written by Mark Levine (USA)

    Directed by Glen Woolgar

    ITC: Sheepfish Productions


     


     


    Tickets:


    Adult $22 | Concession + Student $17


    Week 1 Theatre | https://www.trybooking.com/BRNDW


    Week 2 Theatre | https://www.trybooking.com/BRNEL


     


     


THEATRE WEEK 2

  1. WEEK 2 PLAYS


    2 - 4 DECEMBER 2021


    “Diary of Maralyn”

    Written and directed by Debbie Neilson (Illawarra)


    “Spell it out”

    Written by Katrina Samaras (Illawarra)

    Directed by Brittany Louise Pike


    “Talk to the Hand”

    Written by Rodney Marsden (Illawarra)

    Directed by Gabriela Gonzalez


    “The Date”

    Written by Chris Naylor (Sydney)

    Directed by Jasmin Shojai (Canberra)


    “Socialite Networking”

    Written by Nicky Denovan (Berkshire, UK)

    Directed by Kelly-Maree Michael


    "Clean Swap"

    Written + Directed by Brendan Bate (Sydney)

    Produced by Paperboy Productions


    “The Wrinkle Ranch”

    Written by Debra A. Cole (Kansas, USA)

    Directed by Karen Beavis


    “Press Pray”

    Written by Seth Freeman (California, USA)

    Directed by Andrew Gobran


    “You Won’t Believe”

    Written and directed by Frank Leggett (Sydney)

    "Do Not Go Gentle"

    Written by Graham Yates (Sydney)

    Directed by Sara Nazemi


     


     


    Tickets:

    Adult $22 | Concession + Student $17

    Week 1 Theatre | https://www.trybooking.com/BRNDW

    Week 2 Theatre | https://www.trybooking.com/BRNEL