Finally and just amazing that during November, that SHORT AND SWEET is now back in Sydney, to be followed during April 2022 by the SHORT AND SWEET finals. Everyone in the audience were all correctly wearing their disposable face masks, and of course face masks were not misused, as the infamously useless “neck-nappy”. A “neck nappy” is sometimes called a “neck-diaper” or “bib” as is worn by many babies.
S+S Festival Producer, Belinda Ling, warmly welcomed the huge audience attending on Thursday Night.
SHORT+SWEET WEEK 6
25 26 27 NOVEMBER 2021
PROGRAM and PROGRAM ORDER SUBJECT TO CHANGE
(1) I AM NOT A CUP OF TEA
Use your imagination, comedy nightmare of team building as lead by Sylvia.
Written by Elspeth Tilley
Directed by Jonathan Solomon
Sylvia – Krassy Nova
Derek – Matt Bonnici
Martha – Stephanie Latin
Graeme – Jonathan Pacchiarotta
Solid drama with monologue, delivered in one voice, as son reflects upon, living with his dad.
Written and Performed by Giani Fenech
(3) BURIED TREASURE
Excellent drama as siblings are packing storage boxes, and discuss their memories of their grand-mothers house.
Written by Jacqui Duncan and David Allsopp
Directed by James Brettell
ITC = Think With Your Feet Productions
Natalie – Jacqui Duncan
Daniel – David Allsopp
Interesting monologue with music, vivid memories about Brazil and the deadly dictatorships.
Written by Diones Camargo
ITC = CBA (Connection Brazil Australia)
Performed by Cris Bocchi
(5) TWO PARTIES, ONE STOR(E)Y
Strange and unexpected direction of this unique “meet the parents” dating comedy, with two families experiencing almost the exact same conflicts.
Written by Virat Nehru
Directed by Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh
ITC = WAACI (We Australians Are Creative Inc)
Vikram – Nisar Sirguroh
Roshni – Suman Mathur
AJ – Kashyap Acharya
Grace – Giulia Fabbri
Peter – Darron Nicholls
Mary – Laura M Hefer
Will – Austin Waterson
Helen – Kate Smytheman
Award-worthy Leukemia drama. Rosie is Rose, and she wants for a husband to keep her initials as RED.
Written by Ruth Gilmour
Directed by Andrew Cremen
Rose – Rachel Zeng
Teacher/Bus Driver – Sagar Aadarsh
Jon – Samuel Herzog
Doctor – Jonathan Pacchiarotta
(7) SWEET, SHE
Dialogue Intensive dramedy, as two women fall into lust and then love. Audience comedy favourite on Thursday Night.
Written by Jeff Locker
Directed by Tabatha Lionheart
Boo – Olivia Aleksoski
Caroline – Shannon Ryan
(8) A PERIOD PLAY
Not reviewed as the cast was unavailable on Thursday Night. “Jane Austen-esque comedy”.
Written and Directed by Joss Chalmers
ITC = Chalming Collective
Rosamund – Anthea Agoratsios
Violet – Zoe Arden
Harry – Monica Chalmers
Tom – Sam Flack
Aunt Florence – Cathy Friend
*** If you are unable to use the STAGECENTA app, then please see the SHORT + SWEET staff, so that they can accept your vote for your favourite shows. 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 SIX @ 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 SIX – from 25th November 2021 until 27th November 2021
Production Pix by Jim Crew.
THE WINNERS for WEEK SIX are –
MALABAR/BALMORAL Semi Finalists
Peoples Choice – to be announced.
Judge’s Choice – to be announced.
Crew Cut – to be announced.
Restrictions/Warnings – Some plays may contain adult themes and course language, offensive material and issues relating to trauma. Parental guidance is recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
This year all the S+S plays have been programmed into groups, with each group named after one of Sydney’s iconic beaches including Bondi, Manly, Coogee etc.
SHORT+SWEET SYDNEY 2021 CREATIVE TEAM
Founder/Artistic Director – Mark Cleary
Festival Director – Nick Hardcastle
Festival Producer – Belinda Ling
Production Manager – Karen Ways
Technical Director – Addie Fowler
Stage Management – Alex Liang
Publicity – Geoff Sirmai
Short+Sweet also wishes to thank their wonderful volunteers for their time and effort during this festival. Short+Sweet takes place on Gadigal Land. Short+Sweet acknowledge elders past, present, and emerging.
SHORT AND SWEET THEATRE – 2021 SYDNEY WEEK SIX @ AMPA TOM MANN THEATRE