Friday, February 14, 2014

Manila, Philippines finally welcomes the biggest little play festival, Short + Sweet. As it premieres in the Pearl of the Orient, we are proud to celebrate this global festival brand that challenges the conventions of one-act drama through the brevity of ten-minute plays.

Short + Sweet is an Australian theatrical initiative that has grown into an international creative brand - presenting Theatre, Dance and Music Festivals, all made up of works that last for just 10 minutes or less!

The preparations for Short + Sweet have been indeed successful as it went beyond the expectations. From a list of twenty (20) ten-minute plays, we accommodated another eight (8). It has come to our knowledge that more and more artists are getting interested to join in this theatrical feast. In the recently concluded casting calls, we have witnessed fifty-five hopeful thespians, showcasing the best of their ability to impress the esteemed panel of directors, and most especially to express their desire to be a part of Short + Sweet.

Short + Sweet Manila 2014 is composed of established, emerging and aspiring actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, and musicians. The roster of the twenty eight (28) ten-minute plays with their playwrights and directors are posted on our official website:

We are now on our rehearsal phase, and we are excited to bring you more news and updates with the processes of each play.

Short + Sweet Manila 2014, in celebration of the Fifty-fifth Anniversary of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, and the UP Diliman Arts Month, will be hosting the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Manila from February 26, 2014 to March 9, 2014.

The Festival will be as follows:

The first set of fourteen plays will be hosted from 26 Feb to 2 Mar at UP The second set of fourteen plays will be hosted from 4 Mar to 8 Mar at UP

The best five from Week 1 and best five from Week 2 selected by a Jury and an Audience Poll will compete at the grand finale on 9 Mar at UP

Prize Categories will be as follows

Best Play
Best Director
Best Actor, Male
Best Actor, Female
Best Script

Audience Poll/Most Popular

Week 1
Week 2

For Short+Sweet Manila 2014- ticket inquiries, please contact: Ysmael Mendoza 09173924017 |

For festival inquiries: Lexi Bartolome 09178997013 | Call us at (02) 924 32 24

Wilfrido Ma. Guererro Theater is located at Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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