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BOYS TASTE BETTER WITH NUTELLA

OPENING WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA

GOLD COAST STRANDS

BRISBANE STRANDS

GALA

GALA FINALS FINALS 2-3 SEP


WHAT IS SHORT+SWEET? Now celebrating its sixteenth year worldwide, Short+Sweet is the biggest festival of 10-minute works. Held annually in over a dozen locations around the world, the festival has already helped launch the careers of countless theatre professionals. Over 300 short plays are produced by Short+Sweet every year, bringing together artists from a variety of backgrounds and making global creative connections. Short+Sweet has been delighting audiences across Queensland for nine years with a diverse program including cutting-edge contemporary, grisly drama, outlandish comedy, sultry song and everything in between. Over 200 Queensland artists will come together to stage 10-minute works of theatre and cabaret in this exciting program. Throughout July and August, over 60 new short works will be performed between seven strands, in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. A further 10 plays will be presented in Townsville, during November. That’s nearly 12 hours of performance, 10 minutes at a time! Hold on tight as you are rocketed along a roller coaster ride of dramatic pursuits by seeing up to ten plays or six cabaret acts, each less than ten minutes long, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals. A lot can happen in ten minutes… and we’re here to prove it.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Artists can apply to be a part of the Short+Sweet Festival in one of five ways: Writers submit a copy of their 10-minute script for assessment. Directors submit a CV for consideration. Independent Theatre Companies submit a proposal for their 10-minute work. Cabaret Artists submit a pitch for their 10-minute cabaret act. Actors register to attend an open audition for all directors and ITCs. From the applications, we curate an exciting lineup of local performance makers to present their work at the festival. These works are presented over four weeks in seven strands. During each strand, anonymous industry judges will view and assess the performances. Audiences are also given the opportunity to nominate their favourite work to send through to the Gala Finals. From each strand, one or more works will be selected to present at the Gala Finals. This lineup will be performed twice more at the beginning of September in the Powerhouse Theatre. At the conclusion of the performances, awards will be presented to individuals and groups for recognition of excellence.

BRISBANE STRANDS

GOLD COAST STRANDS

Brisbane Powerhouse (BPH) 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) 135 Bundall Road, Surfer’s Paradise

(07) 3358 8600 brisbanepowerhouse.org

(07) 5588 4000 theartscentregc.com.au


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE TIME

DATE

STRAND

TYPE

SPACE

VENUE

Opening Week Extravaganza 7pm

Wed 19 Jul

Opening

Mix

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Thu 20 Jul

Opening

Mix

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Fri 21 Jul

Opening

Mix

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Wed 26 Jul

1

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Thu 27 Jul

1

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Fri 28 Jul

1

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

9:45pm

Fri 28 Jul

2

Cabaret

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Sat 29 Jul

1

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

9:45pm

Sat 29 Jul

2

Cabaret

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Wed 2 Aug

3

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Thu 3 Aug

3

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Fri 4 Aug

3

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

9:45pm

Fri 4 Aug

4

Cabaret

Visy Theatre

BPH

7pm

Sat 5 Aug

3

Theatre

Visy Theatre

BPH

9:45pm

Sat 5 Aug

4

Cabaret

Visy Theatre

BPH

B risbane

Gold Coast 7pm

Thu 10 Aug

5

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

7pm

Fri 11 Aug

5

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

1:30pm

Sat 12 Aug

5

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

7pm

Sat 12 Aug

5

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

9pm

Sat 12 Aug

6

Cabaret

The Basement

TACGC

7pm

Thu 17 Aug

7

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

7pm

Fri 18 Aug

7

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

1:30pm

Sat 19 Aug

7

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

7pm

Sat 19 Aug

7

Theatre

The Space

TACGC

9pm

Sat 19 Aug

6

Cabaret

The Basement

TACGC

Gala Finals 7pm

Sat 2 Sep

Gala Finals

Mix

PH Theatre

BPH

6pm

Sun 3 Sep

Gala Finals

Mix

PH Theatre

BPH


OPENING WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA

Boys Taste Better With Nutella + Special Guests

19-21 July Visy Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse

OPENING WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA Short+Sweet is kicking off 2017 in style with an exciting night of brand new home-grown independent performance. After taking home Best Overall Production in 2016, the dynamic duo from Boys Taste Better With Nutella received a five week intensive development to expand their ten-minute work into a full length production! We are extremely proud to announce that this new work will be performed for the first time on stage at our Opening Week Extravaganza, alongside a spectacular line-up of past favourite acts from Short+Sweet QLD to get you excited for the rest of the festival.

BOYS TASTE BETTER WITH NUTELLA Written & Performed by Caitlin Hill & Peter Wood

Aggy is in love. Again. Frederick is online. Again. Frederick fears Aggy is falling for the wrong guy, but Aggy fears that Frederick is losing touch with the real world. Between food, fights, and dancing, two tormented friends explore how their relationships have shaped them. For better or worse. Special thanks to Tremayne Gordon, Thomas Hutchins, Lisa O’Neill, Geena Schwartz, Nathan Sibthorpe and Short+Sweet


SPECIAL GUESTS Awkward

The Roasting

By Vacant Collective Written by Margret Hickey Directed by Laura Campbell Performed by Alex Budden

By Pouszky Collective Written & Directed by Paige Poulier Performed by Paige Poulier & Hannah Belanszky

Ned, 15 years old, plays a game of awkward silences with his friends. The longer the silence, the better. It starts with obscure comments, then offensive remarks leave people stunned and speechless. But the longest silence comes when Ned hears unexpected news about his father.

Can I Get An Amen?! Written & Performed by Kaitlyn Rogers Featuring Shannon Noll

Inspired by the memoirs of ‘the’ Whoopi Goldberg. Part sermon. Part rave. Part interpretative dance. This award winning comedy will serve up some serious sassy realness! Lead by brunch enthusiast and self proclaimed comedic prodigy Kaitlyn Rogers. Prepare your soul (and your liver) for the work that critics and close relatives praise as “shameless!” (Thu only)

I ♥ a Sunburnt C*ntry Performed by The Foxy Morons Written by Xanthe Jones & Phoebe Ballard

Emerging from the flames of a Bunning’s sausage sizzle come two over-zealous tour guides ready to enlighten anyone who thinks they know a billy from a bong. Join multi-award winning duo, The Foxy Morons, in the sassy satirical cabaret, I ♥ a Sunburnt C*ntry, where a hot political roast meets sweet cabaret treat! (Wed & Thu only)

The Customer is Always Right! Written & Directed by Jeremy Gordon Performed by Georgia Brennan, Lachlan Davis, Joshua Godfrey, Tahnee Paterson & Jeremy Gordon Originally performed by Terri-Leigh Redding

How do you deal with the angry old lady complaining about prices, or the kid who just peed on the floor? That’s where you come in, audience. Help some poor, uni student, checkout chick through an assortment of difficult encounters. Just try not to get her fired. (Or do.)

Knock, Knock, hi. Just thought we’d drop in and see if you’re available for that meeting we discussed. A prompt RSVP would be nice, just saying. Looking forward to engaging in an exchange of verbal articulation with you. Ta for now, Toodles.

Attachment Theory By The PHP Collective Directed by Jamie Kendall Performed by Jamie Kendall & Gina Limpus

A Physical Theatre exploration of American Psychologist, John Bowlby’s three proposed Attachment styles

The Confession Written & Performed by Emily Vascotto Directed by Gabriella Flowers Accompanied by Ben Murray

WANTED: Someone to talk to. Preferably has experience with intense emotions, 12 step programs and boundaries. Comfortable with musical outbursts and/or choreography. Must like cheese. Discover the story of one girl’s search for her fairytale... (‘The Confession’ may or may not be based on true events) (Thu & Fri only)

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order


STRAND ONE

26-29 July Visy Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse

BRISBANE THEATRE

The Amazing Chickpea Bros

Dennis

By Share House Theatre Company Written & Performed by Brodie Greenhalgh & Josh Lyons Directed by Emma Black Designed by Athina Cantle

By Homunculus Theatre Company & Vamos Theatre Company Written by Clint Bolster Directed by Rachael Savage Performed by Clint Bolster Photography by Barbara Lowing

Liam and Tony run a Chickpea Empire. But Tony’s stressed out, and Liam’s nowhere to be seen, all before the most important meeting in the history of the business.

I Just Called Written by Tanja Mariadoss Directed by Janet Palmer Performed by Melissa Thomas Poster Design by AP

Two newlyweds are at their reception, surrounded by a room of closest friends and family, and a surprise guest who has a hilarious and revealing message to deliver.

Pressed Against Strangers Written by Leigh Curran Directed by Kerith Atkinson Performed by Leisa Prowse & Maddison Darley

A random encounter on a train gives two women the confidence to break away from their limitations and live their truth. This play uses gentle humour and deconstructed narrative to explore what’s possible when we consider our lives from a radically different perspective.

Are you there Mum? It’s me, Simone Written & Performed by Simone Eclair Directed by Emma Skelton

An aspiring artist matures through three decades of her life through conversations with her unseen best friend (you). Together you navigate lesbian parents, identity struggles, depression, domestic drudgery and an unspoken tragedy. If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.

A funny and poignant full face non verbal mask theatre production looking at the human condition. Dennis is a lonely, loveable and misunderstood character who lives by himself in a small flat in Worcester, UK. He has always wanted to fall in love – however, so far, he has never attained it. He has seen what love is supposed to be – on the television… couples holding hands in the streets…the next door neighbours dogs every Sunday morning. However Dennis himself… has never had a companion… until tonight!

And What A Damn Fine Morning It Is Written by Trace Crawford Directed by Luke Middlebrook Photographed by Travis Longmore Performed by Luke Middlebrook & Benjamin T Russell

The Suburban P*nis Envy Fugue.

Piñata Written by Scott Mullen Directed by Stefan Cooper-Fox Performed by Victoria Ellison, Rahel Stanley & Skye Fitzpatrick

Being a mother is hard. Be careful, the other mums are watching you. Take a step wrong and your 5 year old is banned from the party circuit.

Workplace Wellness Written by Kate Jaimet Directed by Shanay De Marco Performed by Aimee Duroux, Jordan Schulte, Cherie Moss & Brad McDonald

A drug bust goes sideways when the police force hires a Jungian psychotherapist to act as their Workplace Wellness Consultant.

Hero + Leander Directed & Performed by Jamie Kendall & Gina Limpus

Hero and Leander are madly in love. Guided by Hero’s light, Leander swims a narrow strait every night so that he can be with her in her tower. Nothing can keep them apart. Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order


Heaven Help You Now By Switchboard Collective Performed by Chelsea O’Brien & Re’anne Duffy

The world is burning. The end is nigh. Death is only days away. Who do you call for all your postapocalyptic needs? “Heaven Help You Now!”. Where your last call is our first priority! Call now and let our operators guide you through our end-of-days care package. Refer a friend and receive a free brochure full of survival tips and tricks!


STRAND TWO

BRISBANE CABARET

That Awkward Moment Written by Joel O’Brien Directed by Gabriella Flowers Accompanied by Red Lopez Performed by Joel O’Brien & Red Lopez

As a professional neurotic mess, Joel O’Brien is highly regarded in the field of being uncomfortable and awkward. With over 20 years’ experience in embarrassing himself in social situations, he has created this how-to guide on combating the awkwardness within. Come with Joel on a a magical journey of self-discovery to find that being awkward isn’t as horribly debilitating as you think.

Panic! At the Cabaret By Pension Witch Written by Sampson Smith Directed by Nick John Bleeker Performed by Sampson Smith, Fi Ellwood, Grace Finley & Kiah Bee

Pension Witch take you on a journey through early 00’s pop punk for a riot of a sing-along, with a feminist twist. Live your Myspace, skinny jean, black eyeliner fantasy!

Babylon Concept, Music & Lyrics by Rosemary Kirkman Performed by Rosemary Kirkman

A person’s entire essence can be captured on film, and when that silent, black and white image of perfection exists who wants the real thing anyway?

Crazy For You By Cheeky Velvet Directed by Jacqueline Boccaccio Performed by Jacqueline Boccaccio, Talia Dyball, Hayden John & Aislinn Bougen

A woman on a mission to save the world, what could go wrong!?!? The answer, Love in all it’s forms. Watch the quirky ‘Cheeky Velvet’ discover teenage love for the first time with her humorous display of stalking. The Queen of taking things too far with her love of theatrics, she’ll leave you entertained with her relatable and crazy antics.

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order

28 & 29 July Visy Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse

Songs for Sarah Connor (a love story, TERMINATED!) Written by Alastair Tomkins Performed by Alastair Tomkins & Dominic Woodhead

Songs for Sarah Connor (A love story, Terminated!) is a “mix tape” cabaret show that explores the emotional journey and internal monologue of the T-800 during his various missions to terminate Sarah Connor. Inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood film franchise, the show uses existing songs from the Gershwin brothers to Patsy Cline to Creed, and it a re-imagining of the iconic characters made famous by over 30 years of Terminator films, TV shows and pop culture.

Shoes Wisely Written & Directed by Geordie McGrath Music by Geordie McGrath Choreographed by Geordie McGrath Performed by Geordie McGrath & Olivia Brand

Shoes Wisely will transport you to a world where your shoes are alive! WHAT? That’s right! It’s a show with a lot of heart and a whole lot of sole.

Dinner and a Sideshow: Strange Fruit in Three Courses By Moment of Inertia Productions Devised & Performed by Nadia Jade & Marianna Joslin

What kind of a dinner party does a sideshow siren throw? They say that the company is what makes the occasion. Well, hold onto your hat, because it’s about to get real dark, real fast. Accept this invitation at your own risk.


STRAND THREE BRISBANE THEATRE

2-5 August Visy Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse

Love At First Slice

The Queue

By CR Productions Written by Nina Mansfield Directed by Jay Bloodsworth Performed by Rebecca Perich & Emma Mallory

By Underground Productions Written & Directed by Kemii Maguire Performed by Alex Smith

The dating game is cut-throat business.

A one man show, set in a two minute world. The play for anyone who wants to be in front.

Quietus

The Theory of Emotion

Presented & Performed by Caitlin Strongarm

An interactive, non-verbal theatre experiment.

The Bus Stop Affair Written & Directed by Adam Hasa Performed by Shanay De Marco, Tammy Sarah Linde & Jordan Schulte

Betrayal, redemption, temptation. These are all serious themes, but will not be appearing in this play about three people waiting for a bus.

Goodnight Daphne By Aparo Productions Written & Performed by Matthew Filkins

Violence. Dirk could never just walk away and answered with his fists to save others. After a blow to the head his final moments flash before his eyes as he seeks redemption from a daughter he lost. A father’s tyranny. A son’s vengeance. A daughter’s love.

Marriage and Monsters Written by Jamie Hughes Directed by Lara Rix Design by Ashleigh Creeks Performed by Zoie Ollerenshaw & John Siggers

Newly-wed life with a twist.

Written & Performed by Jake Hollingsworth

The Theory of Emotion is a self devised solo performance that explores the extent to which animals experience emotion and whether they can possibly enjoy their often difficult lives.

Ear-Worm Written by Dan Bateman Directed by Marianne Chan Performed by Siobhan Baker, David Tewksbury & James Hammond

Three finely tuned assassins are on a mission to eliminate an enemy target. They are synchronised, swift and sharp. They are the best of the best but even they have a weakness for The Most Annoying Songs In The World.

The Hope Project 0.5 Written, Directed & Performed by Scott Wings

The Hope Project 0.5 – dreaming of hope, Scott Wings searchers through memories of fluid and flesh. Surrounded by a ring of screens, phones and tablets, THP 0.5 is a multidisciplinary performance combining physical theatre and poetic monologue.

The Joys of Life Written by David McCartney Directed by Vanja Matula Performed by Vanja Matula, Aurélie Roque, Chris Kellett & Emma Davis

The Joys have a meeting with their school Principal. It’s to discuss their daughter’s worrying behaviour. Some discipline may be required..

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order


Murder In The Mansion By Flowers Theatre Company Written by Gabriella Flowers Directed by Samantha Bull Assistant Direction by Amy Randall Costume & Set Design by Jaymee Richards Performed by Gabriella Flowers, Emily Vascotto, Ben Warren & Levi Wilcox

You are cordially invited to spend an evening at Mrs Hyacinth Marionette’s mansion. Come for the mystery, stay for the murder.


STRAND FOUR BRISBANE CABARET

4 & 5 August Visy Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse

Rock Pigs

Enima de Anima

By ImproMafia Directed by Luke Rimmelzwaan Performed by Drew Lochrie, Robert Zosars & Luke Rimmelzwaan

Written & Performed by Matthew Semple Directed by Simon Mason

With rocketing rents, share housing is a necessary evil. But why is every house mate you have ever lived with literally the worst? ImproMafia will bring your tales to life the only way they know how: improvise rock opera!

This Could Be You! Written by Sophie Banister Performed by Sophie Banister & Lauren Rodgers Choreographed by Holly Rooth

Through a job advertisement gone wrong, Sophie Banister seeks a brand new duet partner and This Could Be You! Through a series of original duets performed solo, Sophie invites you to consider the career opportunity of YOUR lifetime in a wasteland of available employment.

TRY HARD Written & Performed by Johanna Lyon Directed by Josh Lyons

Ever catch yourself thinking WTF did I do that for? Still wonder if that guy you rubbed booties with at the club two years ago still thinks about YOU too? Face it, ya tryin’ too hard.

Be Entertaining Written & Performed by Genevieve Tree Directed by Tammy Linde Dramaturgy by Aimee Monement

One girl, one piano, one ukulele, hopefully more than one audience member and one goal: be entertaining. Join the brain that brought you “Yes, I’m a Serial nomad” and “You’ve Been Trumped! The Musical” in an evening of original music, swear words and quality chat.

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order

As society continues to belittle femininity and demonise masculinity, award-winning cabaret artist Matthew Semple fights social inequality the only way he knows how: irreverent stand-up comedy. You may be wondering: does this hilarious juxtaposition of toilet humour and Jungian psychology include good puns? I’m a-Freud not.

Painted Love Written by Nadia Vanek & Timmothy Hondroudakis Directed & Produced by Jordan Dittmann Accompanied by Timmothy Hondroudakis Photographed by John Taylor Performed by Nadia Vanek, Simon Lyell & Timmothy Hondroudakis

In a society where the dating culture is noncommittal and expectations are low, one has to wonder what it takes for a woman to hold a man down. A naughty musical cabaret featuring a medley of pop songs, the unfortunate demise of a pizza boy and live body painting.

GINGER DOESN’T BLEND Written & Performed by Stevie Mac

When your colour is the minority; You don’t have a soul, When your kind swings from bell towers, And are the token social losers, Ignorance may be the only way you blend in.


STRAND FIVE

GOLD COAST THEATRE

10-12 August The Space The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Wasted

Katabasis

By Backspace Theatre Written, Directed & Performed by Jace Fleming & Joel Berechree

By The ARTS UQ Written & Directed by Kat O’Flaherty Set & Costume Design by Freya Hoareau Performed by Elizabeth Elliott Haynes, Davis Dingle & Felicitas Vernon

A black comedy which follows a teenage boy on the verge of suicide when a small act of kindness changes the course of his fate.

What’s A Little Axe Between Friends Written by Joe Starzyk Directed by Christopher Thomson Performed by Matthew Dear & Thomas Hooley

Can a prisoner and his executioner find common grounds for a friendship?

I Haven’t Thought Of A Title Yet By Is that what you reckon? Productions Written & Directed by Georgia Rainbow & Patrick Shearer

Why do I need to write a blurb it’s a 10 minute play? A blurb is like half the length of the script. Its not like people care about the blurbs. They’re not going to get up halfway through the festival for a lackery of a blurb. Please don’t get up halfway through the festival. I need to eat.

Notifications Anonymous Written by Albert Jamae Directed by Paul Kassab Performed by Winnie Mzembe, Costa Kassab, Jordan Boyd & Jack Pacey

Three people in a support group come to terms with their addiction. Be it the riveting ring of a message, the chime of a post update, or the echoes heralding the like from a distant friend, this support group is swayed by the slightest of digital alerts. Leading this group is a tenacious, unyielding counsellor, bent to push them to their extremes all in his own quest to repress his own hidden struggles. Can he help them climb out from the clutches of their media driven addiction? Or will he fail, letting the group drop into an abyss of notifications, taking himself with them?

Journey to the underworld in one desperate attempt to unravel the true self by going through death to life and back.

Reality Check by Elizabeth Written, Directed & Performed by Annisa Belonogoff

Dating is hard. Online dating is even harder. It’s like climbing Mount Everest with one hand tied behind your back and a glass of wine in the other, all while hoping every person you meet on your lonesome climb isn’t a complete train wreck, like yourself.

Blue Jean Boys By Good Time Boys Written by Drew Buchanan Directed by Kurtis Laing Performed by Drew Buchanan, Kurtis Laing, Hannah Flannery, Xander Sullivan & Jonty Martin

Brisbane. 2017. A ruthless gang named “the blue jean boys” hold a meeting in which a rouge gange member, Trevor, turns up in navy jeans for the last time.

Sense and Sensibility Was Gone With the Wind and There Could Be No Persuasion By Underground Productions Written & Directed by Maria Hrisafinas Performed by Greer Clarke, Anthony De Marco & Talia Nelson

A play centred on the self-centred: Cross partners spar over pumpkin soup in a restaurant wedged in the literary cross-section of canon romance novels.

(P.S. you should check your phone, you’ve probably missed a plethora of notifications just reading this blurb…) (P.P.S. you’re still here? Wow you’re resilient! Glen would be proud…) Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order


Don’t Call Me Cupid Written by Jonathan Cook Directed by Joel Pierce Performed by Bernard Laverty, Brooke Chamberlain, Korey Williams & Kylie Loveday

Katheryn is completely smitten with a new man in her life and is eager to show him off to Paige, her roommate and best friend. Love takes a backseat, however, when Eros aka Cupid accidentally shoots her new boyfriend with the wrong arrow – an arrow that kills.

The Judgement of Brutus By The Fort Esque Theatre Company Written & Performed by Genevieve Kruyssen, Maddison Soward & Melissa Thorne

The Judgement of Brutus examines one of Shakespeare’s most divisive and misunderstood characters. Brutus wakes up in limbo after committing suicide at the end of Julius Caesar. Forced to scrutinize his own contradictory behaviour and complex motives, Brutus, along with the audience, will ultimately come to terms with his fate.


STRAND SIX

GOLD COAST CABARET

Boot Scootin Beauty Written, Directed & Performed by Fleur Talicious

Elsie Titswobble, is the alter ego of Gold Coast Burlesque Artist Fleur Talicious. She’s a line dancing Senior Citizen with some serious gumption. Her mission is to prove that if you are young at heart and as old as the man you feel it’s never too late to let it all hang out.

Grandma Written by Shannon Maugham Performed by Shannon Maugham & Kana Nakano

My friends told me I could never do cabaret due to the undeniable fact that I am mind, body (not so much) and soul a 72-year-old woman. This aspect of myself has led to me some pretty awkward situations. Hopefully tonight won’t be one of them…

Star and Garter Show Tribute Written & Directed by Renee Jezard Choreographed by Renee Jezard, Kellie Poppy, Kristy Campbell & Peita Dorrick Performed by Renee Jezard, Kristy Campbell, Peita Dorrick, Kellie Poppy, Amy Meyer, Jessica Reynolds, Julia Keynes, Yvonne Marodi & Teejay Linsdell

Backstage, with much angst, Georgia Sothern – star attraction – prepares for her new act. The future of Burlesque is uncertain with the US a part of the World War. Picture theatres are on the rise, as the Mayor of New York continues to shut down ‘debaucherous burlesque houses’. Georgia’s extravagancies and livelihood are now under threat, and she, along with many of the Follies, is desperate for the ‘Star and Garter Musical Revue’ to be a success.

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order

12 & 19 August The Basement The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Wingmanning 101: The Cabaret Written & Performed by Dylan Hodge

Everyone needs a Wingman, now it’s your time to learn the ways of the wing. From what to wear to calling that uber back home in the morning. Wingmanning 101: The Cabaret will teach you everything you need to know about how to be the best Wingman you can be.

I’ll Drink To That Written by Kat Ryan Performed by Dana Musil & Kat Ryan

Once in a lifetime, there comes a show which changes your outlook on love… This isn’t it. Like F.R.I.E.N.D.S… without the friends. Like Glee… without the club. This is the story of two girls, one flat… and a whole lot of sh#%..


STRAND SEVEN GOLD COAST THEATRE

17-19 August The Space The Arts Centre Gold Coast

One Of Those Things

The Friction

By Shark Theatre Co Performed by Shannon Maugham & Mark Mather

Written by Chris DiGiovanni Directed by Aimee Monement Performed by William Boyd, Nicole Miller & Jermia Turner

The year is 1922 and Prohibition is in full effect. Taking advantage of these dark times Teddy and his wife Irene open a new speakeasy in central New York; selling great food at the front, and alcohol out the back. Their little world is shaken when a mysterious new seller starts stealing their customers. Nobody crosses Teddy and gets away with it.

Update By Mira Ball Productions Written by Elodie Boal Directed by Timothy Wynn Performed by Jermia Turner

You’ve got mail. Tom liked your photo. Swipe right to keep playing Cooking Clash and your date is in 10 minutes. “It’s tough being a girl in the dating world – so many requirements, yet so many distractions. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could just marry pizza?”

Invention No.45.B Volume 9, The Remix By Labeija Productions Written & Directed by Patrick Mu’a Performed by Sim Lovett, Patrick Mu’a & Jayne Robertson

After many failed attempts at creating a successful invention, the Kadaver sisters finally think their new and somewhat improved creation “The DRAG” will be a hit!

NUMB By Interim Theatre Written by Sarina Bakker Directed by Riley Camejo Dramaturgy by Alex Macdonald Performed by Jade Clarke, Paul Kassab, Samantha Sherrin, Imogen Trevillion & Liam Wallis

“Knock, knock…” Battling with the lingering memory of trauma, Evelyn is desperate to heal. However, something keeps holding her back. Disconnected and resistant, she is drowning in the unknown. How can she overcome this numbness? How far is she willing to go to feel?

Please Note: Performances are not listed in running order

When the passionate heat of a marriage cools, Meade finds a way to make sparks. As a husband and a lover meet, you can be sure there will be friction.

Turn Me On By Cross St Production Written, Directed & Performed by Kat Tait

How do you like sleepless nights and demanding days? Being used, abandoned, forgotten. Everyone has their breaking point. Computers are people, too.

Two Boys One Toilet Directed by Alex Jumisic Performed by Alex Jumisic, Alex Porteous & Arielle Cartwright

We often over complicate things that are really quite simple. Two brothers, a day at the beach, one toilet. What happens next…

Victoria DeBard is Delaminated Written by Moreton King, Kathryn Porrill & Jenny Stedman Performed by Moreton King

Victoria DeBard has had one of those days. After yet another stunning performance as leading light, follow her behind the glitz and glamour of the stage. Into the flaps and folds of the dressing room. Come explore her life and that of the everyday person she inhabits.


Say Yes By Red Tangerine Productions Written, Directed & Performed by Geena Schwartz

Eve is stuck, she needs help or a way out. A little temptation never hurt anyone… right? Eve doesn’t think so. Delve in and take a bite.

The Arsonist By Interreact Theatre Troupe Written & Directed by Elle O’Connell Designed & Stage Managed by Emma Sciberras Performed by Hannah Sciberras & Nina Seijbel

How do you keep a secret in a house? You could hide the clues in innocuous places, or you could choose never to speak of it. Or you could burn the house down. Better do it properly though, or someone might just dig it out of the ashes.


THE GALA FINALS Now entering its ninth year in Queensland, Short+Sweet is the biggest festival of ten-minute theatre and cabaret in the world. After four massive weeks of exhilarating performance, audiences and anonymous judges will have chosen just twelve of these shows to perform alongside one another for two almighty nights of talent. At the conclusion of the Gala Finals, recipients will be announced for the following awards. These will have been decided by our panel of industry professionals. Recipients of the Short+Sweet Award will also be offered a Creative Development deal to enable the artists to further develop their current show, or breathe life into a new project. The Gala Finals will be held in the Powerhouse Theatre at 7pm Saturday 2 Sep & 6pm Sunday 3 Sep. Please note: All audience members will get to vote for their favourite show however the awards ceremony will be held on the second night only.

THE AWARDS The Short+Sweet Award Presented to the best overall production, whether theatre or cabaret – taking into consideration acting, directing and script.

Best New Talent Presented to an emerging writer, director or performer who performed outstandingly either at the Gala Final or during the festival.

Best Production - Theatre Presented to the team behind the best play, excluding the winner of the Short+Sweet Award.

Best Script Presented to the writer of the most outstanding script performed at the festival.

Best Production - Cabaret Presented to the team behind the best cabaret, excluding the winner of the Short+Sweet Award.

Best Original Score Presented to the composer of the best original score performed in a cabaret.

Best Director Presented to the best director of a play or cabaret act, by discernment of the judges. Best Actor Presented to the performer who gave the most outstanding performance in a play. Best Cabaret Artist Presented to the performer who gave the most outstanding performance in a cabaret.

People’s Choice Award For the most popular play or cabaret act as voted by audiences throughout the festival. Best Poster Award Presented to the production team that supplied the most outstanding poster art representing their production, from any production presented throughout the festival.


2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS B est O verall P roduction

B est N ew Talent

BOYS TASTE BETTER WITH NUTELLA

NICHOLAS PRIOR (The Persistence of Men on Me)

B est P lay

B est S cript

CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

BOYS TASTE BETTER WITH NUTELLA

B est C abaret FIFTY SHADES OF CURIOUS

P eople ’s C hoice Award CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

B est Actor CAITLIN HILL (Boys Taste Better with Nutella)

B est C abaret A rtist

B est D irector SIMON MASON (The Gospel According to Matthew)

B est O riginal S core /S ong THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

B est Poster D esign AM

KATELYN RYAN (Fifty Shades of Curious)

Each award comes with a unique sculptural trophy, designed and hand-made by a local artist. Each award will also be complemented by a range of prizes, including theatre tickets, headshot packages, training opportunities and gift vouchers.

BOOK NOW! Secure your tickets to the Gala Finals and witness the best short shows in Queensland! Visit brisbanepowerhouse.org or call (07) 3358 8600 $30/$35*


96 Albert St, Brisbane | 3229 6929 | tpac.edu.au The Performing Arts Conservatory first opened its doors in 1993. Since then hundreds of students have successfully graduated from our Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting. With the release of our two new courses - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, The Performing Arts Conservatory is also now Australia’s first 3D and 2D film school. Our Advanced Diploma of Commercial Song and Dance Performance, for the music video industry is a course never seen before and fills a gap in the market no one else can deliver. This move means we now have the opportunity to offer three unique courses, working collaboratively on the same CBD premises! More highly anticipated courses are planned for the very near future for the continuing growth of the Performing Arts Conservatory.


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GET INVOLVED IN 2018! Find us on Facebook to stay up to date with news about the Short+Sweet Festival in 2018. facebook.com/shortsweetqld Before you know it, we’ll be taking registrations from Writers, Directors, Actors, Cabaret Artists and Independent Theatre Companies. A lot can happen in ten minutes - don’t miss your chance to prove it!


Executive Producer Sean Dennehy Festival Manager Brodie Peace Production Manager Nicola Jones Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham Digital Marketing Coordinator Dave D’Arcy Publicist Emmaly Langridge Assistant Festival Manager Alycia Warner Assistant Production Managers Angela Goh Marie Macfarlane Lauren O’Neill Assistant Stage Manager Alyssa Bebbington

Government Partner Short+Sweet Qld is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

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Short+Sweet Festival QLD - 2017 Program  

Festival of 10-minute Theatre & Cabaret. Brisbane & Gold Coast, July - September 2017.

Short+Sweet Festival QLD - 2017 Program  

Festival of 10-minute Theatre & Cabaret. Brisbane & Gold Coast, July - September 2017.

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