Short + Sweet is a festival of 10 minute-long theatre and cabaret works. Kind of like one of those degustation menu with many courses in small, digestible portions. On the night I attended, I was served sixteen fast-paced, humorous pieces dealing mainly with relationships and sex, which showcased an array of talented young performers. In ‘Boys… Read more.
The Short+Sweet Festival is back in Brisbane and just keeps getting larger each year. And with the addition of the Short+Sweet up-late cabaret strand, there is a little something for everyone. The biggest little arts festival in the world has only one main rule – the work must be under ten minutes. For the i-generation… Read more.
Hot on the heels of its knockout 2011 season, Fast+Fresh Dancewill return in November to showcase short dance works choreorgaphed and performed by Sydney’s finest young talent. FORM Dance Projects is seeking young choreographers and dancers to participate in the season hosted at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. Over the season more than forty dance works will… Read more.
One of the world’s leading experts in ten minute plays, Alex Broun, will run a free playwrighting masterclass in Sydney on the evening of Monday August 13th. The Masterclass, being held as part of the Short+Sweet Masterclass series, will explore the craft of writing a ten minute play as well as some of the major… Read more.
Late yesterday afternoon, a home invasion and robbery took place in the Sydney suburb of Newtown, and it was the theatre community who came to the rescue. A female victim was robbed and tied up inside a house in Bray Lane, Newtown, just below the King Street Theatre ahead of a Sunday matinee performance of… Read more.
Short+Sweet Sydney is well underway at King Street Theatre Newtown, sailing smoothly into week three of this year’s festival. But this week has been anything but smooth for Pete Malicki, Artistic Director of the short play festival, who received a call on Monday from director John Wood in a panic. An actor in Wood’s play Just… Read more.
Kicking off the new year with 10 tasty theatrical treats is week one of Short+Sweet’s 11th season, beginning tomorrow at King Street Theatre, Newtown. Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2012 will present 180 works from January to March – starting at the King Street Theatre (formerly Newtown Theatre) on 4 January. The biggest little play festival in… Read more.
The Fast+Fresh Theatre Festival Gala Final took place on Friday, June 25 at Riverside Theatres during which the winners for multiple categories were announced. Prizes were awarded for Best Script, Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and People’s Choice. Entrants were from schools around NSW an included John Therry Catholic High School, Tara… Read more.
Wildcard ‘bolter’ It’s All the Rage scooped pool of the top awards at the Short+Sweet Gala Awards Final at NIDA on Saturday. Prizes valued at over $40,000 were distributed to the best of the fest. The funny… then chilling play – by Melbourne writer Carl J. Sorheim, directed by Susie Hardgrave and starring Anthony Slater in a… Read more.
The finalists for Short+Sweet Sydney 2010 have been confirmed and will battle it out on the big stage at NIDA’s Parade Theatre this weekend. The Gala Final of Short+Sweet is one of the biggest nights on the Sydney Theatre calendar: the best 12 plays from the largest 10 minute play festival in the world are presented… Read more.