Jewish presence at Short + Sweet

December 28, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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To date, four members of the community will participate in the upcoming Sydney drama festival Short + Sweet…offering an opportunity for the theatrically-inclined to demonstrate their talent.

Robert Sharpe directs his own play “Do Not Disturb” in week 1 of Short+Sweet (9-13 Jan);

Sharpe has appeared in:

2012   Fawlty Towers (RAPA)
2011   One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (ETC)
The Servant Of Two Masters (ETC)
2010   Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (HHT)
2009   Don Quixote (ETC)
Alex And Eve, The Wedding
2008   Alex And Eve
Alex And Eve, The Wedding
2007   Manly Mates (PTC)
2006   The Imaginary Invalid (ATC)
Alex and Eve
2005   Up for Grabs (RAPA) Soulmates (RAPA)
2004   Brighton Beach Memoirs (PP)
2003   Rumours (ATC)
Manly Mates (PTC)
2002   Broadway Bound (HHT)
Shadowlands (LC)

Robert Sharpe has participated in Short and Sweet since 2002 as a writer, director and actor.

Heidi Lupprian directs “Waiting” in week 2 (16-20 Jan)

Heidi Lupprian is a diploma graduate of Sydney Theatre School and her backstage credits include musical director Lucy Black, stage manager The Coming World with Darlinghurst Theatre, production assistant for Rihanna: Live in Concert,
Future Music Festival and Fatboy Slim, director Over the Moon, technical operator Up Late &Alone in Denmark, stage manager/technician The Fabulous Punch and JudyShow Old Fitz Theatre and stage manager One Long Night in the Land of Nod.

She also directed Top 100 play Artemisia for Short&Sweet in 2012, gaining 3rd place for Judges and People’s Choice, as well as directing Wildcard Between a Rock & A Hard Place, placing 3rd for Judges Choice. Short &Sweet may be her last show in Sydney, before moving to Melbourne to study opera and human rights fulltime.

Ruth Fingret and Dania Nour direct Dania’s play “Hayati (my life)” in week 6 (13-17 Feb) and Ruth directs her own play “Why We’re Here” in Week 7 20-24 Feb.

It’s a farce about a marriage gone awry in the age of temptations and internet dating sites.

Last year (2012), Ruth directed her own play “Downsizing” as well as, in the Wildcard program, directing Pet Envy by Camilla Maxwell (US) which featured two teenage Jewish actors who are also friends from birth: Coco Frohich and Lila Gottlieb… a play about how we can’t always get what we want.

She also wrote and directed You Used to call me Pattycakes in 2011, Directed Maria’s confession 2011.

Heide Lupprian

Heidi Lupprian


Robert Sharpe


Ruth Fingret



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