The Riverside Theatres
Corner Church and Market Streets Parramatta 2150


Riverside Theatres
02 8839 3399

Now in its fifth year, Sharp Short Theatre is a chance for the next wave of theatre talent to learn from industry mentors and showcase their stories on Riverside’s stage. 

Sharp Short Theatre is a short play competition for writers, directors and performers who are 18 years and under, and aims to uncover and cultivate the next generation of Australia theatre practitioners and artists. Sharp Short Theatre commences with three days of heats featuring entrants from around the state, the very best of these will perform again at the finals on 14th June. 

Plays come from all theatrical genres giving the entrants a chance to play to let their imaginations run wild! For 2019, productions in the heats will touch on a vast array of themes important to Australia’s youth of today, including racism and discrimination, bullying, online dating, gender equality, teen issues, popular culture and political satire. 

Previous winners of Sharp Short Theatre include Sydney’s Sofia Nolan who won Best Actor in 2015 and Best Director in 2016. Sofia has gone on to work in TV, theatre and film, including Belvoir St Theatre’s production of The Wolves in February this year and the upcoming Warner Bros blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong. 

Nolan says “I wouldn’t have been able to start my professional career without Sharp Short Theatre. It is such a great program for people wanting to break into the industry in Australia. I can speak highly enough of it!”

Sharp Short Theatre is a fantastic opportunity for audiences to catch a glimpse of the future of performance in Australia – and the future is bright!

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

Heats – Adult $18, Concession $12