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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! 

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.


2014 Sydney Theatre Winners Announced



Best Actress Runner Up 

Best Actor Runner Up 

Best Actress 

Best Actor 

Best Script 
BLABBERMOUTH by Cerise de Gelder

Best Director 
TOM RICHARDS for Moonage Daydream

Best Newcomer (Male) 

Best Newcomer (Female) 

Overall People's Choice Winner 

Overall Wildcards Winner 

Sam Genocchio Memorial Page

Sam Genocchio was the first Artistic Coordinator for Short+Sweet. Without his effort and contributions Short+Sweet would never have gotten off the ground. We dedicate this page in memory of his achievements and his family who have continued to support us.


Sam Genocchio 1967 -2010