New Producer appointed for Short+Sweet Festival

Jac Bowie
Jac Bowie has been appointed as the Producer of Short and Sweet Theatre, Dance and Music (Sydney/Canberra). Image by Matthew Burgess

Short+Sweet, the ‘biggest little play festival in the world’, has announced the appointment of a new producer to oversee events in Sydney and Canberra for the 2013 season.

Known primarily for her work in popularising Cabaret and Burlesque in Australia, Jac Bowie has stepped up to the plate as producer of the Short+Sweet Theatre, Dance and Music festivals in both cities.

Mark Cleary, Short+Sweet’s founder and Creative Director believes Jac Bowie will be an valuable addition to the team.

“She has broad experience across many areas of the industry. Her energy, enthusiasm and determination and will really add to the growth and quality of the festival”, he said.

Bowie will be responsible for driving the festival to the next level by improving the overall Short+Sweet experience for stakeholders, participants and audiences alike.

Short+Sweet is now in its 11th year, presenting thousands of original new works in Australia and overseas, and each work entered into the festival is just minutes in duration. Its mission is to build a global ’10 Minute’ theatre brand, support professional and creative development in emerging and established artists of all disciplines and find and develop new audiences for the performing arts.

After seeking (and receiving) audience feedback in 2012, the Short+Sweet team have handed the reins to Bowie for some new improvements in the 2013 season.

Bowie’s first initiative is a free workshop program throughout the year for Short+Sweet participants, covering a broad range of topics and featuring input from from industry professionals.

Applicants can register for the workshops on a first-come, first-served basis when they are announced on the Short+Sweet facebook page.

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For more information, visit the brand new Short+Sweet website. 

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