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13 Feb 2020 to 26 Apr 2020
3 Jun 2020 to 6 Jun 2020
When
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Monday, October 28, 2019
Where
The Marilyn Monroe Theatre
7936 Santa Monica Blvd
at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
West Hollywood, CA 90046
United States
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Short+Sweet Theatre Semi Finalists Announced!

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019!

Congratulations to all the successful writers, directors and performers who have been selected to particpate in this year's Short+Sweet Hollywood! In our theatre programs this year we have divided each strand in to groups named after iconic Hollywood stars. Our Open English Language Theatre program is represented by Charlie Chaplin, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis and Cary Grant. Our Latino Theatre section is represented by iconic Latino artists Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, Anthony Quinn and Delores Del Rio. Our LGBTQ+ Live! Program is represented by Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. 

Search for the plays that you wanrt to see under their group name and then buy a ticket to the group session - or buy a festival pass and go and see them all!

CHECK THE NEWS TABS BELOW FOR THE FULL THEATRE AND FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM;

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE!

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL SUBMISSIONS AND REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE THEATRE TO ENJOY THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT'S WORK!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 24 - October 28, 2019!

This year's categories are Theatre, Latino Theatre, Film - English/Latino/LGBT and more and LGBTQ Live! Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. In the meantime, submissions are open for plays here, you can submit  your script or proposal for your LGBTQ Live short work here and you can find out more about the Short+Sweet Film Festival by visiting our film festival page here!

ATTENTION DIRECTORS!
Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors; open to anyone who is interested in having a go. With no experience necessary, this could be your foot into the arts industry, gaining experience, confidence, and understanding of the performing arts. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet and Short+Sweet LATINO Hollywood, please email Festival Director, Nick Hardcastle (nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org ) with an outline of your theatre and/or directing experience, a CV where possible and your request for a spot in either our English language or Latino program. Successful directors will be notified by July 22 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by August 2. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

Directors cannot act in their own play unless it’s part of an ITC (Independent Theatre Company). Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.

 

ATTENTION ACTORS

Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monolgue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasburg Institue on Saturday August 10 for Spanish speaking actors and Sunday August 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. You can register here - and more information is in the news tab below.

We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you!

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

 

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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS - JULY 25 AND 26, 2020.

  1. Actors wishing to audition can prepare a no longer than 2 minute monologue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasberg Institue on Saturday JULY 25 for Spanish speaking actors/LATINO PROGRAM WORKS and Sunday JULY 26 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. For the convenience of directors having to cast specific roles and to ensure that actor's are not waiting too long to be seen, the audition slots have been allocated according to 'playing age' for the suitabilty of roles being cast. 


    On the day, arrive with a printed copy of your headshot and bio with your contact information clearly marked at the corresponding time on the day that suits your language prepference. You may audition for both Spanish and English language productions if you are fluent in both languages.


    Actors with a playing age of:


    Under 18-25. 10am -11am


    25-35. 11am -1pm


    THERE WILL BE A BREAK BETWEEN 1PM - 1:30PM


    35-50. 1.30pm - 4:30pm


    50 to 150 (!!). 4:30pm-6pm