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DEBUT FOR SHORT+SWEET QUEER

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 24-Feb-2017
The world’s biggest little theatre festival joins Mardi Gras for the first time with a selection of delicious, short LGBTQI plays! @ShortSweetFest #shortsweetsydney
The initiative of out+proud Short+Sweet festival director (and prolific playwright!) WAYNE TUNKS in the festival's 16th year, Short+Sweet Queer takes place Tues 7 and Wed 8 March 7.30pm performances at the Depot Theatre in Marrickville. The line up includes Beard, written by and starring Erin Middleton and Robert Miniter, directed by Lawrence Dooley, in a classic tale of boy meets girl… with a not-so-classic twist!

In Outback Mountain (pictured below) by Peter Greenaway and directed by Suz Mawer, a disillusioned Sydney boy takes his moped on an ill-advised outback adventure in search of the stockman of his dreams, and gets more than he bargained for… starring David Bedelis and Anthony Thomas.

Dress Ups (pictured below), witten and Directed by Graham Yates, stars Garreth Cruikshank in a moving – almost silent – tour-de-force solo performance. “We all like to play. But be careful which game you choose.”

In Wayne Tunks’ own 8 Months & 17 Days, the perfect love story unravels as it becomes clear that something is not right. The thrilling piece stars Philip D'Ambrosio, Alex Ewan & Jace Pickard - who is also the director of…

A Dog Dreams by Jeffrey Fischer-Smith. Mark has recently died but returns to tell his grieving partner Andy that the family dog is grieving just as much. Jack Dawson & Richard Lund star.

Plus Queerachy by Zoe Brinnand. Megan Shooter directs Rebecca Abdel=Messih, Fiona Boidi, Wayne Dawson, Abigail Honey and Zed Norrie in this play that starts out with four people out for a fun night. But what starts out as a promise of a good time quickly turns into a litmus test of life in the Queer community as questions of what's right and wrong explode under the pulsing strobe lights.

Festival director Wayne Tunks said it was important to showcase queer theatre but also to entertain.

Short+Sweet Queer plays at the Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville Tues 7 and Wed 8 March at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $30/$25 conc; more info, weekly program and bookings are all available at www.shortandsweet.org/sydney