Short + Sweet Theatre Melbourne

Wildcard Finals: "Game On"; "Revenge"; and "Delayed", all photos by Christine Pizzuti.
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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Festival Description

Created more than a decade ago by Sydneysider Mark Cleary, Short+Sweet Festivals now run across Australia as well as six other countries worldwide. Short+Sweet is renowned for nurturing new talent, with a number of artists going on to perform at national and international Fringe Festivals and musicals, and win major awards. As of 2013 the festival is under the direction of new producer, Danny Delahunty.

Festival Dates November 27 - December 8, 2013
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Programming highlights 2013:
  • More than 300 artists will participate in the 2013 season. Among this year’s highlights are:
    • Internationally-acclaimed magician and former Fortune 500 corporate-turned- performer, Simon Coronel, bringing home some (slightly rude) magic (involving a Rubik’s cube and a jelly snake) from his stint at the Hollywood Magic Castle;
    • Our youngest-ever choreographer, 13-year-old hip-hop dancer Gabriella Petkov, in a show about “wanting what you can’t have, knowing you can’t have it, but never giving up hope”;
    • Cabaret star Kate Allnutt in Imagine Nation, where music from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory provides a whimsical accompaniment to her story of being a child-like dreamer in an adult world;
    • Filmmaker/actor Neil Triffitt in Sorry, Mum, a show about a gay, Liberal-voting, Tony-Abbott-loving ukelele player;
    • Rain Francis in Four Women And A Cut-Out, a dance-theatre-comedy-satire piece performed against a surreal backdrop of 1960s surf rock, Patsy Cline and Smells Like Teen Spirit;
    • French dancer Maud Léger in Illustration Of The Subjective Present, an abstract contemporary piece that experiments with the notions of ‘instant composition’ and ‘performance improvisation’.


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