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WEEK-1 Short+Sweet South India Theatre Festival

WEEK-1 Short+Sweet South India Theatre Festival

Adaptation, Adventure, Biography, Classic, Comedy, Contemporary, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Regional, Romantic, Suspense, Thriller | English, Tamil | 16yrs + | 2hrs
Why should you attend?
  • Worlds largest short play festival competition
  • Watch experimental short plays by theatre groups in Chennai and compete with each other
  • Chennais most awaited festival for theatre lovers

This 9th edition of Short + Sweet South India is a collaborative effort by Prakriti Foundation and The Blu Lotus Foundation, in association with the Alliance Française of Madras and SPI Edge.

Each show comprises 9-10 ten-minute plays, with an interval.

1. Pakathaathu Punjabi

Director: Threka ; Writer: Deeptha Pattabiraman

Cast: Krishnapriya (Panjakam), Gomathi Sankar (Kudukudupukaran)

Synopsis: This play unfolds as Kudukudupukaran`s humorous endeavors to impress Mami result in a cascade of comical conversations, and unexpected turns.

2. Saman

Director: Santhosh Sellam; Writer: Sella Sellam

Cast: Virupakshi Angadi, Suriya, Adithyan, Chandru, Deva, Vinoth, Soorya, Vijay, Dhivya, Murugan, Ayyappan, Sathya

Synopsis: A Writer thinks about various isms for equality which leads to Saman play on stage.

3. Tasmac

Director: Kalaichozhan ; Writer: R. Baskar

Cast: Baskar (Stephen), Prasanna (Venkatesh), Sugumar, Suko, Mahindran (Part of friends gang)

Synopsis: Despite Govt. Body running the tasmac which sells liquor, how can they take extra 10 RS over and above the MRP? It`s ridiculous isn`t it?

4. Naane Varugiren

Director: John Pradeep JL; Writer: Ishvar Krishnan

Cast: Malarkodi (Angel), Jaisurya (Jesus)

Synopsis: He is ready! To be born as the king and change the world! But father has other plans.

5. Madonna

Director: V Balakrishnan ; Writer: Shruti Parasuraman

Cast: Aparna Kumar (Woman)

Synopsis: Where men love ,they have no desire , where they desire they cannot love.

6. 13b Varuma??

Director: Abishek Srinivasan ; Writer: Abishek srinivasan & Jeeva Balachandar

Cast: Gunavanthan, Arogya raj, Rajan magesh, Varsha

Synopsis: The play is about humans and the discrimination they create and how it affects them. In the end what does it all cost?

7. Bus stop

Director: Muruganadam Selvaraj ; Writer: Philip Clay

Cast: Shoba Vishwanath (Malar), Rajbarath Balamurali (Guru)

Synopsis: A heartfelt tale of two unlikely strangers who befriend each other at a solitary bus stop, this story explores the journey of their relationship.

8. Not Tonight

Director: Naresh D Raj ; Writer: Niranjana Kannan

Cast: Dorothy Thakuria (Avni), Rajesh (Dev)

Synopsis: Dev, a debut director celebrating his premiere night, while his wife Avni is seen being distant and bothered. Will they sort it out tonight?

9. Kath.Ai

Director: Hari Mahavdevan ; Writer: Bala kumaran

Cast: Balaji Siva, Sai Prasanna, Loki, Naveen, Yuvaraj

Synopsis: This is a story about a theatre artist who is going to perform his last show to a nearby village. Before that he is doing a quick rehearsal in the train on the way to the show.

10. Namma Status Patheengala

Director: R Jayachandran ; Writer: R Jayachandran

Cast: Kamalesh, Roshini, Senthil kumar, Chandru, Ketan, Aravindh, Ankita, Karthick, Jaideep

Synopsis: Satires our digital behaviour and human sensitivity on a current train crash tragedy.

Short+Sweet Theatre is the biggest festival of ten-minute theatre in the world, which started in Australia in 2002, and is now held annually in 7 different countries across 30 cities, including Chennai.

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