SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOWNSVILLE
THIS PAGE IS AN ARCHIVE FROM THE 2014 FESTIVAL
FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL, SEE shortandsweet.org/townsville
The Short+Sweet Festival is back in Townsville, featuring a unique lineup of ten-minute plays by local artists!
A lot can happen in ten minutes! And we’re here to prove it. Expect any night to turn from grisly drama to outlandish comedy – all in the time that it takes to heat up a pizza! See a broad spectrum of plays with the one ticket, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals in Brisbane 2015!
You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.
PERFORMANCES: 7pm Fri 28 & Sat 29 November, School of Arts Theatre, Townsville
A brief awards presentation will take place after the final performance on November 29. For tickets, see: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=100779946...
It's been a big year for short theatre in Queensland - the Brisbane and Gold Coast festivals have seen record-breaking numbers and genre-defying new work! Now we just can't wait to see what Townsville artists have got to show us!
Congratulations to all artists who presented a stellar lineup of short theatre for Short+Sweet Townsville 2014! Congratulations especially to these artists and productions who were recognised with awards on the final Saturday night:
(for Best Work Overall, includes an invitation to present at the Gala Finals in Brisbane, 2015)
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FESTIVAL STAFF + CONTACT US
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Executive Producer - Sean Dennehy
Festival Director - Joshua McCann-Thomson
Assistant Festival Manager - Angela Goh
Stage Manager - Lauren O'Neill
Social Media Manager - Nadia Vanek
Assistant Stage Manager - Mia Doyle & Rachael Kerruish
At the conclusion of the festival, the following awards will be presented to individuals and teams in acknowledgement of outstanding work.
+ THE SHORT+SWEET AWARD
presented to the best overall production, taking into consideration acting, direction & script.
+ BEST DIRECTOR
presented to the best director, by discernment of the judges.
+ BEST ACTOR
presented to the performer who gave the most outstanding performance.
+ BEST SCRIPT
presented to the writer of the most outstanding new script.
+ PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
for the most popular play, as voted by audiences during the season.
written by Julie Johnston
directed by Ray Dickson
performed by Kate Retzki, Katie Ludlow, Phil Schneider, Kelly Stone
Bruce and Annie are an average married couple. When glamour couple Greg and Candice extend an invitation to an intimate spa party, Bruce and Annie realise they may have misjudged their friends, and each other, for all these years.
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written by Daniel Bateman
directed by Matt Soutar
performed by Courtney Dibben & Michael Gleeson
A young couple cannot decide upon a name for their baby.
written by Susan Mattocks
directed by Michelle Rigby
performed by Emily Rowbottom, Andi Hodgson, Casey Godman-Smith, Michelle Rigby
Julie is a Facebook addict and selfie queen…and when her friends leave her out of the social loop she’ll do virtually anything to keep up appearances!
written & directed by Shai Regan
performed by Tamika Crane & Adam Ruxton
A couple struggle to come to terms after a tragedy pulls them apart. Can they both face their demons in order to come back together and start new?
UP AT THE POINT
by Singular Concepts
written by Donna Clayton-Smith
directed by Alan Cooke
performed by Stephen Smith, Diana Bourne, Lex Baker, Molly Spector
It is time for the lighthouse keeper to retire and leave his home forever. He reflects on events since he arrived on the island forty years earlier with his young wife.
THE BYSTANDER EFFECT
by Townsville Little Theatre
written by Donna Clayton-Smith
directed by Alan Cooke & Donna Clayton-Smith
performed by Ronan Smith, Tiffany Hamilton, Andy Carter, Laura Coulton, Victor Scott, Dylan Megaw, Nick Cliff
The Bystander Effect is a social phenomenon that refers to situations in which individuals do not offer help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders.