SHORT AND SWEET THEATRE – 2021 SYDNEY WEEK TWO @ AMPA TOM MANN THEATRE

COOGEE/NEWPORT PROGRAMME from 27th May 2021 until 30th May 2021 –

(1) LIFE FINDS A WAY
Family ancestry comedy delight, irony beautifully delivered to Joey by Aunt Vira. Her extended family all the way back to the dinosaurs, explored on the evening of the family New Years’ Eve party. Laughter galore kept the audience well amused, credible exaggeration, including the humorous death by piano.
Written by Pete Greenaway
Directed by Margaret Fitzgerald
STARRING –
Aunt Vira – Debbie Tilley
Joey – Jawed Wijngebrael

(2) SHOPPING FOR LOVE
Clever comedy monologue in one voice, artfully delivered by Melissa Myles (Tracey) whist she is panic shopping for love, in her local supermarket plus on the way to someplace else and also to everywhere else.
Written and Directed by Jonathon Solomon
ITC = Diamonds for Dessert
STARRING
Tracey – Melissa Myles

(3) THE CIRCLE
Drama as his dead father reaches out, via these multiple spirits that the father sent to visit his son. Clever dramatic and moving appeals, made to the audience’s emotions.
Written and Directed by Guy Davies
STARRING
The Son – William Baltyn
Letter/Loving/Dreaming Spirit – Nichola Allen
Joking/Observing Spirit – Shay Kelliher
Outward/Loyal Spirit – Keanu Pena Cook

(4) SMART GIRLS
Reminded of the clever oxymoron “Military Intelligence”. Three protagonists. We experience comedy via these three “smart speaker” examples of “Artificial Intelligence”. The audience absolutely adored the female comedy delights of Apple versus Alexa versus Microsoft. Exploring the humorous challenges of having to deal day to day, with all those crazy questions from humanity, both young and old.
Written by Amanda Schmacher
Directed by Sascha Green
STARRING
Siri – Patrick Nelson
Alexa – Tessa Neilson
Cortana – Julia Mercer

(5) SWEET, HE
The joys of two men, being truly madly deeply in love, and with comedic insights.
Written by Jeff Locker
Directed by Danny Barton
STARRING
Cory – Danny Barton
Fernando – Patricio Ibarra

(6) FIGGY
Alice Furze was wonderfully theatrical in her role as FIGGY, an extraordinary woman with a rather strange, but highly entertaining, tale of past unrequited love and then a less than satisfactory marriage. This Comedy Monologue encompasses the loss of a fiancée and a husband. Maintaining her highly dramatic/flamboyant character throughout, this FIGGY is a freshly made, exotic single woman, who begins to embrace her best life. My favourite monologue of the night.
Written by Tom Peach
Directed by Dana Lowe
STARRING –
Figgy – Alice Furze

INTERVAL

(7) A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PSYCHOPATH
Valerie Warry is quite stunning in each of her four roles (a must see) whilst the forever killing psychopath Henry (Pat Brennan) talks with each of those victims, as held within the four urns. All four urns are given full pride of place on his mantelpiece.
Written and Directed by Pat Brennan
ITC = Little White Bull Theatre Company
STARRING –
Henry – Pat Brennan
April/May/Mother/Lizzy – Valerie Warry

(8) GEMINI
The CEO of Omnia Financial, Mr Leo Wright, arrives to see Kate at the offices of Takashi AI. Drama because the “artificial intelligence tech” is all amazing and knowing, and two-faced in the most unusual and unexpected ways.
Written by Stephen Larkman
Directed by Kathleen Hrayssi
STARRING
Leo Wright – Trey Daniels
Kate – Anna McCrea

(9) EMPTY ESKY
For those affected by the bush fires of Australia, the “Empty Esky Campaign” was created. This family uses their unreliable information, to showcase their charity facts and their rebuilding facts.
Written and Directed by Taufeeq Ahmed
ITC = SFAA
STARRING
Anna – Sonia Hamdard
Sales Person – Manjit Kaur
Lalitha Chellappan – Mrs Iyer
Volunteer – Komal Khubani
Cliff – Juzer Holawla

(10) THE WOLF WITHIN
Red Riding Hood retold as a comedy monologue (in one voice) delivered by The Wolf and told from his perspective, and also of his constant struggle for survival.
Written and Directed by Lisa Kelaher
ITC = Backstage Pass
STARRING
The Wolf – Dean Vince

(11) THE FORGOTTEN PLACE
The ultimate job interview, for the job described as fully-paid and with benefits “Lifetime Best Friend”. A unique voyage of discovery, during all their long years together, all the way until their end of time. Just the perfect cast, and expertly directed. My favourite relationship comedy of the night.
Written by Jeff Locker
Directed by Garreth Cruikshank
STARRING –
Eric – Tom Crotty
Kip – Nick Shields

*** To vote for your favourite shows, fortunately SHORT AND SWEET 2021 still offers paper voting forms. SHORT AND SWEET 2021 has electronic VOTING available on your mobile telephone. If you own a brand new 2021/2020 mobile telephone, then download and use the STAGECENTA app. The Apple iPhone STAGECENTA app requires you to use an Apple iPhone X (and newer models), and will refuse to work if you are unable to install the September 2020 Apple iPhone ios 14 operating system. ***

SHORT AND SWEET THEATRE – 2021 SYDNEY WEEK TWO @ AMPA TOM MANN THEATRE – – –

SHORT + SWEET ‘The Biggest Little Festival in the World!’ –

Short+Sweet Theatre (@ Tom Mann Theatre) Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW

SHORT + SWEET THEATRE – SYDNEY WEEK TWO – from 27th May 2021 until 30th May 2021

7:30pm until 10:00pm Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays

2:00pm until 4:30pm Saturdays

2:00pm until 4:30pm Sundays

TICKETS: https://www.stagecenta.com/BkShowBooking.aspx?showid=6166

WEBSITE: https://shortandsweet.org/festivals/shortsweet-theatre-sydney-2021

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/shortsweetsydney/

Production Pix by Jim Crew.

THE WINNERS for WEEK TWO are –
Coogee / Newport Semi Finalists
Peoples Choice – Wolf Within, Figgy
Judge’s Choice- The Forgotten Place, Day in the Life of A Psychopath.
Crew Cut to be announced.

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2021 –

Thursday, May 27 2021 – 7:30pm COOGEE/NEWPORT
Friday, May 28 2021 – 7:30pm COOGEE/NEWPORT
Saturday, May 29 2021 – 2:00pm COOGEE/NEWPORT
Saturday, May 29 2021 – 7:30pm COOGEE/NEWPORT
Sunday, May 30 2021 – 2:00pm COOGEE/NEWPORT
Thursday, Jun 10 2021 – 7:30pm BRONTE
Friday, Jun 11 2021 – 7:30pm FAIRLIGHT
Saturday, Jun 12 2021 – 2:00pm FAIRLIGHT
Saturday, Jun 12 2021 – 7:30pm BRONTE
Sunday, Jun 13 2021 – 2:00pm BRONTE
Sunday, Jun 13 2021 – 6:00pm FAIRLIGHT
Thursday, Jun 17 2021 – 7:30pm CRONULLA
Friday, Jun 18 2021 – 7:30pm AVALON
Saturday, Jun 19 2021 – 2pm AVALON
Saturday, Jun 19 2021 – 7:30pm CRONULLA
Sunday, Jun 20 2021 – 2pm CRONULLA
Sunday, Jun 20 2021 – 6pm AVALON
Thursday, Jun 24 2021 – 7:30pm TAMARAMA
Friday, Jun 25 2021 – 7:30pm CURL CURL
Saturday, Jun 26 2021 – 2pm CURL CURL
Saturday, Jun 26 2021 – 7:30pm TAMARAMA
Sunday, Jun 27 2021 – 2pm TAMARAMA
Sunday, Jun 27 2021 – 6pm CURL CURL
Thursday, Jul 15 2021 – 7:30pm MALABAR
Friday, Jul 16 2021 – 7:30pm BALMORAL
Saturday, Jul 17 2021 – 2pm BALMORAL
Saturday, Jul 17 2021 – 7:30pm MALABAR
Sunday, Jul 18 2021 – 2pm MALABAR
Sunday, Jul 18 2021 – 6pm BALMORAL
Thursday, Jul 22 2021 – 7:30pm MAROUBRA
Friday, Jul 23 2021 – 7:30pm NARRABEEN
Saturday, Jul 24 2021 – 2pm NARRABEEN
Saturday, Jul 24 2021 – 7:30pm MAROUBRA
Sunday, Jul 25 2021 – 2pm MAROUBRA
Sunday, Jul 25 2021 – 6pm NARRABEEN
Thursday, Jul 29 2021 – 7:30pm CLOVELLY
Friday, Jul 30 2021 – 7:30pm PALM
Saturday, Jul 31 2021 – 2pm PALM
Saturday, Jul 31 2021 – 7:30pm CLOVELLY
Sunday, Aug 1 2021 – 2pm CLOVELLY
Sunday, Aug 1 2021 – 6pm PALM
Thursday, Aug 12 2021 – 7:30pm CREW CUT SEMI 1
Friday, Aug 13 2021 – 7:30pm JUDGE’S CHOICE SEMI 1
Saturday, Aug 14 2021 – 2pm PEOPLE’S CHOICE SEMI 1
Saturday, Aug 14 2021 – 7:30pm PEOPLE’S CHOICE SEMI 2
Sunday, Aug 15 2021 – 2pm CREW CUT SEMI 2
Sunday, Aug 15 2021 – 6pm JUDGE’S CHOICE SEMI 2

 

SHORT+SWEET SYDNEY 2021 CREATIVE TEAM
Founder/Artistic Director – Mark Cleary Ÿ
Festival Director – Nick Hardcastle
Festival Producer – Belinda Ling Ÿ
Production Manager – Karen Ways
Technical Director – Addie Fowler Ÿ
Stage Management – Alex Liang
Publicity – Geoff Sirmai