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Script submission for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Any script entries received will be considered for:

Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 only

If you wish your play to be considered for all other Short+Sweet Festivals around the world please apply through the 'Submit a Script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 and International Festivals'  form.

Please note that the International Festivals submission form has a fee of $20 AUD (approximately 68 AED) but allows your script to be performed in Short+Sweet Festivals around the world.

Submission to Short+Sweet Dubai 2015 only is free.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 6th November 2014

Register your interest as a Playwright for Short+Sweet Dubai 2015, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If your script is selected for the festival, it will be sent out to our registered directors. If selected your script will have the opportunity be performed during the Top 30 or the Wildcards and, if selected, participate in the Red Carpet Gala Finals! Please note, you may also choose to register as a director and direct your own script.


Short+Sweet Dubai stages around 65 plays each year, the majority being written by local playwrights. Open to both the experienced and fresh blood, Short+Sweet gives hundreds of artists an opportunity to write, perform, develop, and direct, while encouraging audiences to see some brand new works on stage!

S+S Dubai is separated into two divisions: the Top 30 and the Wildcards.

Around 200 scripts are shortlisted from the thousands received year-round by Short+Sweet and are selected by directors. Those selected  are performed and assessed by Judges and the audience to determine the best of the best to win a spot in the Red Carpet Gala Finals.


Playwrighting weekend workshop with Alex Broun: Thursday 25 September to Saturday 27 September

Script Submissions Close: Thursday 6th November 2014

Successful Writers Notified: Thursday 13th November 2014

Directors' workshop: Friday 28 November 2014

Auditions: Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December 2014

Festival: Thursday 5 February to Saturday 14 March 2015


All dates are subject to change. All required information and notice will be provided to successful Directors.

Participation is on a voluntary basis. Participants in the Festival will not be entitled to any payments for fees, salaries, travel, per diems or accommodation.

For further information regarding Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai, visit our facebook page onwww.facebook.com/shortandsweetdubai, follow us on Twitter @shortsweetdubai or contact the Festival Director by email shortandsweetdubai@gmail.com or call +971 (0)52 761 4055

Thank you for applying to be a part of our festival!


Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2015


Please read these carefully before submitting! Any entry which does not comply with the Terms And Conditions will be deemed ineligible and no refund will be offered.

For the full Terms and Conditions of submitting a script to Short+Sweet, please  Click Here.

Of particular note: NO NAMES anywhere on scripts, no docx file format.

For a rundown on how we assess our entries, Click Here.

If you have any enquiries about submitting a script which isn’t covered by the above, please contact the Literary Manager of Short+SweetPete Malicki, on pete@shortandsweet.org. If you do not receive a confirmation of your entry, please email Pete to confirm whether or not you need to try again.

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The number of roles in your play that can be performed by either male or female actors
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
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