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24 Jan 2019 to 9 Mar 2019
25 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019
When
Friday, November 27, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015
Where
School of Arts Theatre
Cnr of Stanley Street and Walker Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Australia
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SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOWNSVILLE 2015

The Short+Sweet Festival is back in Townsville, featuring a unique lineup of ten-minute plays by local artists!

A tangled affair, a haunted past, debaucherous mistakes, obsessive habits, an expensive accident, a woman on the edge, a ticking clock, and the strangest security system you've ever encountered...

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 2016!

You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.

PERFORMANCES: 7pm Fri 27 & Sat 28 November, School of Arts Theatre, Townsville

A brief awards presentation will take place after the final performance on November 28. For tickets, see: http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/booknow/

Read the full program:

 

 

 

It's been a big year for short theatre in Queensland - the Brisbane and Gold Coast festivals have seen record-breaking numbers and awe-inspiring new work! Now we just can't wait to see what Townsville artists have got to show us!

 

Principal Festival Partners

Congratulations to all of the artists involved in presenting a stellar lineup of 8x new short plays this year! Although all of the works were highly commended in their own right, we're thrilled to congratulate a few key contributions with the following awards.

 

+ THE SHORT+SWEET AWARD
The Queen's English
written & directed by Catherine McKernan... read more

Short+Sweet QLD presents

PAGE TO STAGE

-- an intensive workshop for actors and directors --

This year, we’re hosting an intensive workshop for festival artists or budding festival artists! Not sure where to start with a short play? Need an extra nudge to help get that project on its feet? Or just looking to brush up on skills and explore new ways of... read more

Congratulations to Susan Mattocks, Michelle Rigby and the whole team behind VIRTUAL REALITY! After taking out the Best Overall Production Award in Townsville 2014, they presented the show again at the Queensland Gala Finals this weekend, playing alongside 11 other works of the best theatre and cabaret from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. VIRTUAL REALITY held its own in this space and was greeted... read more

DUE: BEFORE YOUR PRODUCTION MEETING

This form is to help us coordinate resources so that we can best support the requirements of your work. Please answer all of the questions to the best of your knowledge BEFORE your production meeting. We will then discuss anything that needs more detail as a part of the meeting. If you are unsure about anything or don't understand what we mean, we can... read more

FESTIVAL STAFF + CONTACT US

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


    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


     


     


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. OUT OF SYNC


    written by Catherine Prowse

    directed by Iain McDougall

    performed by Aimee Hume & Andrew Hodgson


     


     


    A STREETCAR NAMED JIM


    written by Laurence Page

    directed by Andrew Higgins

    performed by Jamie Hunt & Kirra Hone


     


     


    THE QUEEN’S ENGLISH


    written and directed by Catherine McKernan Doris

    stage managed by Sue Donnelly

    performed by Christine Scott, Iain McDougal, Philippa Thompson, Michael Sams


     


     


    AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS


    written by Catherine McKernan Doris

    directed and stage managed by Michael Doris

    performed by Catherine McKernan Doris


     


     


    SOLE SURVIVOR


    by Bespoke Theatre

    written by Julie Johnston

    directed by Sonia Zabala

    performed by Samara McNeil, Eli Thaiday, Kath Hotshilt


     


     


    EAR WORM


    written by Dan Bateman

    directed by Kirra Hone

    performed by Rob Baxter, Dylan Megaw, Dave Cottam


     


     


    HOLIDAZED


    by Bespoke Theatre

    written & directed by Julie Johnston

    performed by Sonia Zabala, Michael Sams, Justine McAllister, Georgia Pontifex, Andrew Higgins, Lachlan Hoy, Pam Snell


     


     


    MELODY


    by Bespoke Theatre

    written by Julie Johnston

    directed by Ray Dickson

    performed by Rachel Dean & John Goodson

    Thanks to NQOMT


     


Workshop

  1. 'PAGE TO STAGE'


    -- an intensive workshop for actors and directors --


    After keen interest last year, we'll be hosting an intensive workshop again for festival artists or budding festival artists! Not sure where to start with a short play? Need an extra nudge to help get that project on its feet? Or just looking to brush up on skills and explore new ways of working?


    This three-hour workshop will investigate the numerous challenges involved in staging a ten-minute play. Various approaches will be considered, including text analysis, working with actors, project management, and technical design.


    More info: shortandsweet.org/pagetostage


    1-4pm, Sunday 23 Oct

    School of Arts Theatre

    Cost: $35/pp

    For bookings & enquiries, email: shortsweet.production@gmail.com