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Sharp Short Theatre


Riverside Theatre


03 June - 14 June 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents

Now in its fourth year, Sharp Short Theatre is a chance for young writers, directors and performers to showcase their stories on Riverside’s stage and learn from industry mentors.

All entries perform in a heat. The best pieces are invited to perform in the final where students are awarded prizes in categories including best script, best direction, best performance and best overall production. Plays come from all theatrical genres including comedy, documentary, suspense, period, drama and fantasy, giving students a chance to play to their strengths and interests and let their imaginations run wild!

Entries must be written and directed by students (18 years and under) and can be up to a maximum of 10 minutes in duration. Entries must be submitted by a producer, for example a parent, teacher or responsible adult. Our 2018 prize sponsors included Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, Australian Theatre for Young People, Belvoir Street Theatre, Bloodfest, Currency Press, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, Parramatta Actors Centre, Playwave, Playwriting Australia and Shopfront Arts Coop.

So what are you waiting for? Get writing!

Registration (Participants)

Dates & Times:
To register, complete our online form (one form per entry)
Entries Close: Wednesday 10 April at 5pm

$20 per entry

Audience Members

Dates & Times:
Heats Monday 3 – Thursday 6 June at 7:30pm
Final Friday 14 June at 7:30pm

Heats Adult $18, Concession $12
Final All tickets $22

Photo by Melinda Jane Photography


CURRICULUM LINKS AND RESOURCES Download the curriculum links here: Sharp Short Theatre Curriculum Links Download Riverside’s risk assessment here: Riverside’s Risk Assessment Details Download a generic sample risk assessment here: Generic Sample Risk Assessment ACCESS Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Thank you for your interest. Entries for Sharp Short Theatre 2019 have now closed.

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