Crash Test

Crash Test Drama is all about creative development in the Sydney theatre industry.

It’s also a great way for actors and directors to practise their craft, writers to learn more about the art of writing for the stage, and it’s a wonderful networking opportunity. Each night of Crash Test Drama we select a series of 10 minute plays to be performed as moved readings, which is where actors move around and might make use of simple props but carry their scripts in hand.

At 5:15pm on the day, writers and directors assemble at Darlo Drama.

At 5:30pm, the directors cast their plays from the actors in attendance. All plays are rehearsed and performed as from 7:30pm that night.

Once all of the plays have been performed, the audience and judges vote for their favourite two plays. The top two plays win a spot in the Crash Test Drama Finals and there are cash prizes on the night.