18 - 27 November 2022

Announcing HOT SHORTS! our biennial short-play competition. This year we’re featuring nine original short plays by local playwrights, exploring love, life and loss, brought to life by some of the region’s favourite performers.

There’s $1000 in prize money up for grabs, including the $500 People’s Choice Award, where you get to decide the hottest short for 2022!


  • 120 minutes plus interval
  • Unallocated seating
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the show
  • Bar and snacks available.
Fri & Sat: 7.30pm | Sun: 5pm
Adults: $25 | Concession: $20

Featured Hot Shorts and Playwrights:

  • If You Need Me I'll Be In The Corner Crying by Sara Browne
  • Kali Girl by Ana Louisa Davis
  • Broken by Peter Hall
  • Siblings by Victoria King
  • Sissy by James May
  • The Well by Shelley McNamara
  • Mother's Day by Kylie Strelan
  • A Death Wish by Chelsea Thomas

Production Team:

  • Artistic Director: Mike Russo
  • Dramaturg: Russell Eldridge
  • Workshop support: Russell Eldridge, Peter Gough, Sue Melhuish, Geoff Moon, Liz Chance

Kali Girl written by Ana Louisa Davis.
Director: Ana Louisa Davis; Assistant Director - Taylor Kempnich
Cast: Joanne Connor, Brian Yeates and Taylor Kempnich

Mother's Day written by Kylie Strelan.
Director: Russell Eldridge
Cast: Susan Melhuish, Kylie Strelan, Keegan Haugh and Georgia Martin

A Death Wish written by Chelsea Thomas.
Director: Kate Foster
Cast: Fiona Sullivan, Eloise Haugh,  Damian Farrell and Tandia Shearer

Sissy written by James May.
Director: Sharon Brodie
Cast: Beth Hobbs, Iggy Hobbs, Gray Wilson and Tameika Watts

The Well written by Shelley McNamara.
Director: Penny Irving
Cast: Shelley McNamara, Keegan Haugh, Paulina Heart

If You Need Me I'll Be In The Corner Crying written by Sara Browne.
Director: Mike Russo
Cast: Teresa Noble and Martin Grosse

Broken written by Peter Hall.
Director: Georgia Martin
Cast: Brian Yeates, Sam Hemphill, Taylor Kempnich

Siblings written by Victoria King:  
Director: Keegan Haugh
Cast: Victoria King, Paul King and Eloise Haugh