Short+Sweet Theatre AKA Type 2 Theatre
It’s the second decade of the 21st Century and time is endlessly running out.
Increased consumption on a greater scale and at a more rapid rate is the perversion of instinct we seem to have gone with on the whole as a society. It seems like a wasted opportunity when there’s so much left to be explored in the instinct to get f***ed up.
If the synthesis of hallucinogenics was as normalised as the maintained production of 1000 different brands of sugar cereal, perhaps we wouldn’t have an an obese angry mascot from the 70s at the helm of a nuclear arsenal claiming voter ID is required to get ones hands on Count Chocula.
But here we are in the reality we’ve made for ourselves, and it’s pointless to redirect the raft away from the waterfall when we’re already halfway down it, so the best we can do is apply that perversion of instinct to a more artful craft.
Enter Short+Sweet Theatre.
The biggest little play festival in the world is now entering its 19th year in its hometown of Sydney and will be returning to the Tom Mann Theatre.
It will be returning once again with a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with hundreds of talented actors, writers and directors showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre.
The Short+Sweet festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience.
The festival multiplies participants’ raw and creative energy, with different ensembles, directors and writers exchanging ideas, learning from each other and providing creative inspiration.
It’s live theatre for the 21st Century. Multiplicitous and easy to consume vast quantities of.
We’re facing the pointy rocks of our own making that our flabby, sugar-addled body will not survive.
Let’s at least make our epitaph a poetic one.