Anybody who has participated in the various Short+Sweet festivals (whether the 10-minute play festivals, dance contests, Bollywood or Voice seasons) knows that they have joined a large worldwide community, one taking in cities describing a broad arc of locations from Harare to Delhi to Wellington, since Short+Sweet’s inception in Sydney in 2002.
In 3 weekends we have presented - 62 plays with 60 directors, 60 writers and 307 actors - and only 12 staff members made this festival happen!
by Jeffery Fisher-Smith
Directed by Todd Felderstein
Dale Raoul & Ray Thompson
Bridgett and Iain
by Norelle Scott
Directed by Leah Patterson
Vivienne Powell and Damian Sommerlad
Best Playwright award:
by Jeffrey Fischer-Smith
TOP 30 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 22-24 at 8pm
1. “Bride of Godzilla” (USA) by Felix Racelis
Director: John Fingal McDonald
Cast: Damian Kerr, Mara New, Suni Vernekar, Maithy Vu,
2. “My Name is Cin Ma” by Stray Factory Theatre Company (India)
The results are in, and it's a bit of a landslide!
Carl J. Sorheim's play, It's All The Rage, took home four of our six awards last night, and they were well deserved!
The play won the People's Choice award and the Best Production award. Director Chris Baldock won Best Director, and actor Nick Steain won Best Actor.
The program for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 is now available:
Top 20 Week 1
The Ice Age written by Sue Clennell directed by Erin Foote
Featuring: Kate Rankine and Dairinn Bannister
What time is it? Is it time for him to come? An innocent conversation turns into a violent and alarming one. It beckons the terrifying idea that perhaps an Ice Age is safer than the current circumstances that face their reality.