Hissyfest 2017 – Tantrum Youth Arts’ Annual Short Play Festival: Applications Open!

Hissyfest 2017: Hot + Cold

Tantrum’s Annual Short Play Festival
Civic Playhouse, 10 – 11 November, 2017



See below for details

Imagine: A warm summer day at the beach, the heat of an arid desert,

the sensation of walking through a steaming jungle.


Picture: the frigid conditions of a mountain top, the snow falling around you in the arctic tundra,

the icy chill of swimming in the deep ocean.

Warm or cool? Fire or Ice? Hot or Cold? The choice is yours.

Hissyfest is a dynamic and diverse festival of original ten-minute plays.

This year, Hissyfest is themed Hot + Cold, and promotes new writing exploring the dichotomy of the two stimuli for an entertaining evening of comedy, drama and the absurd.

The festival content is developed through instructive and collaborative workshops in acting, writing and directing.

Hissyfest is an inclusive and accessible program for both our artists and our audiences, and an important part of Tantrum’s annual program as it promotes new writing in a region where new plays are almost never seen.

Submit a Script

This year we’re doing something different and giving writers a choice of two different themes: “Hot” or “Cold”.

Submit your original 10 minute script responding to either “Hot” or “Cold” to be considered for inclusion in this year’s festival.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 11th July and are open to participants aged 16 years +.
Apply Now

Apply to be a Director

Apply to be considered to direct one of the short plays selected for Hissyfest 2017.

Applications close 5pm Friday 21st July and are open to participants aged 16 years +.
Apply Now


Keep an eye on our facebook page  or website for updates to get involved!

Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Literature, Museums And History, Theatre,

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