Short+Sweet Theatre Festival South India (2016)

About The Festival

Short+Sweet (originally known as Short & Sweet) is a multi-form arts platform presenting festivals in theatre, dance, music-theatre, comedy and cabaret across Australia and Asia. Short+Sweet’s vision statement is: a more creative world ten minutes at a time. The flagship festival is Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney, the largest ten-minute play festival in the world.

Short+Sweet Theatre was founded at the Newtown Theatre in Sydney, Australia in January 2002 by Mark Cleary, beginning with the first ever Short+Sweet Theatre festival.  Festivals are now held across the globe. Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney is now the largest ten-minute theatre festival in the world, with around 180 new plays being produced every season.

There are many unique elements to this festival, some of which are, a strict time-limit, limit of one play per playwright, one play per director and two plays per actor, people’s choice voting and the competitive aspect of the festival where plays are chosen from each week to progress to the Gala Finals.

Short+Sweet South India started as Short+Sweet Chennai in 2011. Since 2014, the festival has opened to entries from the four southern states in India. The jury members for the weeks are not known to the public, and consist of a good mix of connoisseurs from diverse fields.

The festival is presented in association with Blu Lotus Foundation and Alliance Francaise of Madras Currently, Meera Krishnan, senior programme coordinator at Prakriti Foundation, is the Festival Director.

This year, the festival was supported by TI Cycles, Chennai Live, Studio Bas, Silk Worm Boutique, Amdavadi, Mangala Rural Retreat.

45 scripts were shortlisted in this year’s edition with 12 new ITCs and 12 new emerging directors.

Plays shortlisted for the gala finals: Man & Monkey, Chennai Pattinam 2065, Shakespeare – As you like it, Pain, A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11, The Ordinary City, Damayanthi, Makku Police Mangutu Thirudan, Yours Urgently, First Day First Show, Objectum Sexuality.

The winner of this edition was “A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11”, submitted by ITC ‘Evam Lab’ and directed by Sunil Vishnu K.

 


Schedule

The festival took place from 6th July to 31st July, 2016. The Top 30 plays were staged between 7-9 pm on 4 days a week, and the Wild Card plays were staged between 3-5 pm on 2 days of the week. For further details regarding the venue, time and the various plays on each day, kindly select the date from the drop-down menu.


06-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 1 (Day 1)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

The Blind Date (directed by Charan Saravana), First Day First Show (directed by Pooja Devariya), Shakespeare – As You Like It (directed by Bhargav Ramakrishnan), Manidha Unarvugal (directed by Stage Friends), The Ordinary City (directed by Janardhanan Raghavan), Ballet Of Death (directed by Anand Ravichandran), How to find Joy in Nothingness? (directed by Adhira Pandilakshmi), That Funny Big Girl (directed by Vinod Anand), Never Give Up (directed by Jagadeesh Kanna), Jam (directed by Venkatesh Harinathan).


08-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 1 (Day 2)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

The Blind Date (directed by Charan Saravana), First Day First Show (directed by Pooja Devariya), Shakespeare – As You Like It (directed by Bhargav Ramakrishnan), Manidha Unarvugal (directed by Stage Friends), The Ordinary City (directed by Janardhanan Raghavan), Ballet Of Death (directed by Anand Ravichandran), How to find Joy in Nothingness? (directed by Adhira Pandilakshmi), That Funny Big Girl (directed by Vinod Anand), Never Give Up (directed by Jagadeesh Kanna), Jam (directed by Venkatesh Harinathan).


09-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 1 (Day 3)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

The Blind Date (directed by Charan Saravana), First Day First Show (directed by Pooja Devariya), Shakespeare – As You Like It (directed by Bhargav Ramakrishnan), Manidha Unarvugal (directed by Stage Friends), The Ordinary City (directed by Janardhanan Raghavan), Ballet Of Death (directed by Anand Ravichandran), How to find Joy in Nothingness? (directed by Adhira Pandilakshmi), That Funny Big Girl (directed by Vinod Anand), Never Give Up (directed by Jagadeesh Kanna), Jam (directed by Venkatesh Harinathan).


10-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 1 (Day 4)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

The Blind Date (directed by Charan Saravana), First Day First Show (directed by Pooja Devariya), Shakespeare – As You Like It (directed by Bhargav Ramakrishnan), Manidha Unarvugal (directed by Stage Friends), The Ordinary City (directed by Janardhanan Raghavan), Ballet Of Death (directed by Anand Ravichandran), How to find Joy in Nothingness? (directed by Adhira Pandilakshmi), That Funny Big Girl (directed by Vinod Anand), Never Give Up (directed by Jagadeesh Kanna), Jam (directed by Venkatesh Harinathan).


09-07-2016

Wild Cards – 1 (Day 1)
Time: 03:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Andha Oru Nimidam (directed by Easwaran Ramanathan), The Serenity Prayer (directed by Krithika Anand), Testing 1…2…3 (directed by Hassanali), Time Mines (directed by Krishnamurthy Narayanaswamy), The Social Butterfly (directed by Vijayalakshmi Rajagopalan), Murder in the Title (directed by Bhagirathy S), What Are You Wearing Today? (directed by Karthick Sekar), Yuddaya (directed by Vivek Raju), Enjoy! (directed by Susanna Lazarus).


10-07-2016

Wild Cards – 1 (Day 2)
Time: 03:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Andha Oru Nimidam (directed by Easwaran Ramanathan), The Serenity Prayer (directed by Krithika Anand), Testing 1…2…3 (directed by Hassanali), Time Mines (directed by Krishnamurthy Narayanaswamy), The Social Butterfly (directed by Vijayalakshmi Rajagopalan), Murder in the Title (directed by Bhagirathy S), What Are You Wearing Today? (directed by Karthick Sekar), Yuddaya (directed by Vivek Raju), Enjoy! (directed by Susanna Lazarus).


13-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 2 (Day 1)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Goonda (directed by Ramakrishna Dhanasekaran), Objectum Sexuality (directed by Meera Sitaraman), Who Am I (directed by R Bhaskar), Unsubscribe! (directed by Drishya Gautam), Nee (directed by John Pradeep J), Real or Reel (directed by Sabarish Menon), Damayanthi (directed by Guru Narayan Chandrasekaran), Making a Supershero (directed by Bhargav Prasad), Sweep Sweep (directed by Janani Narasimhan), A tale of a tall girl or 27/F/5’11 (directed by Sunil Vishnu).


15-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 2 (Day 2)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Goonda (directed by Ramakrishna Dhanasekaran), Objectum Sexuality (directed by Meera Sitaraman), Who Am I (directed by R Bhaskar), Unsubscribe! (directed by Drishya Gautam), Nee (directed by John Pradeep J), Real or Reel (directed by Sabarish Menon), Damayanthi (directed by Guru Narayan Chandrasekaran), Making a Supershero (directed by Bhargav Prasad), Sweep Sweep (directed by Janani Narasimhan), A tale of a tall girl or 27/F/5’11 (directed by Sunil Vishnu).


16-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 2 (Day 3)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Goonda (directed by Ramakrishna Dhanasekaran), Objectum Sexuality (directed by Meera Sitaraman), Who Am I (directed by R Bhaskar), Unsubscribe! (directed by Drishya Gautam), Nee (directed by John Pradeep J), Real or Reel (directed by Sabarish Menon), Damayanthi (directed by Guru Narayan Chandrasekaran), Making a Supershero (directed by Bhargav Prasad), Sweep Sweep (directed by Janani Narasimhan), A tale of a tall girl or 27/F/5’11 (directed by Sunil Vishnu).


17-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 2 (Day 4)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Goonda (directed by Ramakrishna Dhanasekaran), Objectum Sexuality (directed by Meera Sitaraman), Who Am I (directed by R Bhaskar), Unsubscribe! (directed by Drishya Gautam), Nee (directed by John Pradeep J), Real or Reel (directed by Sabarish Menon), Damayanthi (directed by Guru Narayan Chandrasekaran), Making a Supershero (directed by Bhargav Prasad), Sweep Sweep (directed by Janani Narasimhan), A tale of a tall girl or 27/F/5’11 (directed by Sunil Vishnu).


16-07-2016

Wildcards – 2 (Day 1)
Time: 03:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Forgive Me Father (directed by Dharish Kumar), A Play On Consent (directed by Prarthana Chnadrasekaran), Ariyanai Ki. Mu. 234 (directed by Prasanna M), Man & Monkey (directed by Hari Ramakrishnan), The Animal (directed by Sudarsun Raghavan), Debutantes (directed by Shakila Arun), Pain (directed by Vasanth Subramaniam), Right Swipes and Wrong Moves (directed by Charles Britto).


17-07-2016

Wildcards – 2 (Day 2)
Time: 03:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Forgive Me Father (directed by Dharish Kumar), A Play On Consent (directed by Prarthana Chnadrasekaran), Ariyanai Ki. Mu. 234 (directed by Prasanna M), Man & Monkey (directed by Hari Ramakrishnan), The Animal (directed by Sudarsun Raghavan), Debutantes (directed by Shakila Arun), Pain (directed by Vasanth Subramaniam), Right Swipes and Wrong Moves (directed by Charles Britto).


21-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 3 (Day 1)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Hammer Time (directed by Sushant Alexander), War Kiss (directed by Karthik Anantharaman), Sweet (directed by Manibharathi), A Lumberjack, A Eunuch and A Pope (directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas), Yours Urgently (directed by Rajiv Rajaram), Chennai Pattinam 2065 (directed by Mathivanan Rajendran), Makku Police Manguttu Thirudan (directed by John Pradeep J), Red Wire Blue Wire (directed by Shravan Karthikeyan), Thaathaavin Petti (directed by Amit Singh), Boob Job (directed by Balakrishnan Venkataraman).


21-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 3 (Day 1)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Hammer Time (directed by Sushant Alexander), War Kiss (directed by Karthik Anantharaman), Sweet (directed by Manibharathi), A Lumberjack, A Eunuch and A Pope (directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas), Yours Urgently (directed by Rajiv Rajaram), Chennai Pattinam 2065 (directed by Mathivanan Rajendran), Makku Police Manguttu Thirudan (directed by John Pradeep J), Red Wire Blue Wire (directed by Shravan Karthikeyan), Thaathaavin Petti (directed by Amit Singh), Boob Job (directed by Balakrishnan Venkataraman).


22-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 3 (Day 2)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Hammer Time (directed by Sushant Alexander), War Kiss (directed by Karthik Anantharaman), Sweet (directed by Manibharathi), A Lumberjack, A Eunuch and A Pope (directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas), Yours Urgently (directed by Rajiv Rajaram), Chennai Pattinam 2065 (directed by Mathivanan Rajendran), Makku Police Manguttu Thirudan (directed by John Pradeep J), Red Wire Blue Wire (directed by Shravan Karthikeyan), Thaathaavin Petti (directed by Amit Singh), Boob Job (directed by Balakrishnan Venkataraman).


23-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 3 (Day 3)
Time: 09:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Hammer Time (directed by Sushant Alexander), War Kiss (directed by Karthik Anantharaman), Sweet (directed by Manibharathi), A Lumberjack, A Eunuch and A Pope (directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas), Yours Urgently (directed by Rajiv Rajaram), Chennai Pattinam 2065 (directed by Mathivanan Rajendran), Makku Police Manguttu Thirudan (directed by John Pradeep J), Red Wire Blue Wire (directed by Shravan Karthikeyan), Thaathaavin Petti (directed by Amit Singh), Boob Job (directed by Balakrishnan Venkataraman).


24-07-2016

Top 30: Week – 3 (Day 4)
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Hammer Time (directed by Sushant Alexander), War Kiss (directed by Karthik Anantharaman), Sweet (directed by Manibharathi), A Lumberjack, A Eunuch and A Pope (directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas), Yours Urgently (directed by Rajiv Rajaram), Chennai Pattinam 2065 (directed by Mathivanan Rajendran), Makku Police Manguttu Thirudan (directed by John Pradeep J), Red Wire Blue Wire (directed by Shravan Karthikeyan), Thaathaavin Petti (directed by Amit Singh), Boob Job (directed by Balakrishnan Venkataraman).


27-07-2016

Gala Finals
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Man & Monkey, Chennai Pattinam 2065, Shakespeare – As you like it, Pain, A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11”, The Ordinary City, Damayanthi, Makku Police Mangutu Thirudan , Yours Urgently, First Day First Show, Objectum Sexuality.


29-07-2016

Gala Finals
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Man & Monkey, Chennai Pattinam 2065, Shakespeare – As you like it, Pain, A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11”, The Ordinary City, Damayanthi, Makku Police Mangutu Thirudan , Yours Urgently, First Day First Show, Objectum Sexuality.


30-07-2016

Gala Finals
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Man & Monkey, Chennai Pattinam 2065, Shakespeare – As you like it, Pain, A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11”, The Ordinary City, Damayanthi, Makku Police Mangutu Thirudan , Yours Urgently, First Day First Show, Objectum Sexuality.


31-07-2016

Gala Finals
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Man & Monkey, Chennai Pattinam 2065, Shakespeare – As you like it, Pain, A Tale of a Tall Girl or 27/F/5’11”, The Ordinary City, Damayanthi, Makku Police Mangutu Thirudan , Yours Urgently, First Day First Show, Objectum Sexuality.


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