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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
Friday, November 28, 2014 to Saturday, November 29, 2014
Where
School of Arts Theatre
Cnr of Stanley Street and Walker Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Australia
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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!

 

Principal Festival Partners

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:

 

SHORT+SWEET AWARD
(for Best Work Overall, includes an invitation to present at the Gala Finals in Brisbane, 2015)
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FESTIVAL STAFF + CONTACT US

  1. For any enquiries, please email shortsweet.production@gmail.com


    Executive Producer - Sean Dennehy


    Festival Director - Josh Lyons


    Festival Manager - Angela Goh


    Production & Stage Manager - Lauren O'Neill


The Awards

  1. 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.


The Plays

  1. SWINGERS

    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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    INSERT NAME HERE

    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.


     


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    VIRTUAL REALITY

    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!


     


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    HUSH

    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?


     


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    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.


     


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    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.