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Program announced!

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.


Canberra Shortlist

The shortlist for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 can now be announced!

Directors have made their selections, and we can now congratulate the fantastic playwrights whose scripts made it onto this year's shortlist. The calibre of plays was excellent, and it was great to see such great writing coming in from Canberra, the Capital Region and all over the world. 

The program for the festival is still being finalised, and will be made available very soon. but for now, it's time to congratulate the shortlisted writers!

Australia's Short+Sweet offers a Sneak Peak at Stella Adler Theatre on May 3

Australia's Short+Sweet offers a Sneak Peak
at Stella Adler Theatre on May 3

Short+Sweet Hollywood — The biggest little play festival in the world announces its arrival in L.A. this fall with a sampling of performances from the existing Short+Sweet repertoire. The Australian powerhouse festival of 10-minute theater has already made its mark worldwide, with offshoots in the United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Zimbabwe. Get ready for Short+Sweet Hollywood!

Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre win Short+Sweet Dubai for second year in a row

In an extraordinary achievement precociously talented Dubai based writer-director-actor Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre have won Short+Sweet Dubai for a second year in a row.

In front of a full house at the Madinat Theatre on Friday night, Dixit’s epic ten-minute musical, The Tragic Queen, performed by a cast of 18, took home the top award winning the Best Overall Production among a hotly contested field.

Getting Ready

Getting really excited about our judging team members enthusiastically confirming their availability for our Melbourne return. Lots of famous and important characters prominent in the Australian theatre scene.

Obviously we can't reveal who right now...but stay turned to get hints and try to figure it out. They are stars themselves and their vote (support) can lead to your shining as brightly as they do! 

Award Recipients Townsville 2015

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 Queen's English
written & directed by Catherine McKernan Doris


Catherine McKernan Doris
for The Queen's English


PAGE TO STAGE: workshop for actors and directors

Short+Sweet QLD presents


-- 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 working?

Sydney Theatre School

“Start your journey toward a professional acting career on stage and screen with a nationally accredited qualification.”

Short+Sweet Sydney is excited to announce our Theatre School Partner for 2016 as Sydney Theatre School!

"Powered By Airtel", Hosted By "The Theatre Outreach Unit" University of Hyderabad

Airtel is our Publicity and Press sponsor for 2013!

We look forward to a long and creative partnership with them.

The Theatre Outreach Unit- University of Hyderabad- Our venue partner 2013!

The beautiful Golden Threshold, an outdoor amphitheatre is our venue for SS Hyderabad 2013.

We look forward to a greater degree of collaboration with our partners in the coming year.

Short + Sweet is a year long effort towards creating new platforms and discovering local talent.