Short + Sweet Festival 2021 Gala Awards Night

As the Short + Sweet short play festival approaches its 20th year in Sydney, it has just pulled through one of its worst, if not the worst, year yet with a handful of delays and interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they pulled through with aplomb and were finally able to celebrate the close of their 2021 season with the Gala Awards Night.

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Life Without Me | Arts Theatre Cronulla

Have you ever felt like you’re in a kind of limbo? Like you’re living but nothing seems to change? Maybe the past two years of working, socialising, and living from home have felt like that. Daniel Keene’s 2010 existential play speaks directly to the experience of aimlessness that has become so familiar.

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Short + Sweet Theatre Festival | Gala Final

The Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Gala Final is the culmination of 180 short plays and 12 weeks of performances boiled down into the top 12 plays battling for the top spot. Over two nights the plays are performed, judged for the last time, and then awarded on the final night of the festival. It’s in this final week that the spirit of the festival is at its most potent and the stage positively buzzes with excitement.

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