Crash Test Drama Melbourne

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Finally..CTDM is back! Now on SATURDAYS!

Our first event this Saturday April 27th will see 6 fantastic new plays crash tested by actors cast on the day, some exciting prizes for actors and audiences and as always, fantastic industry judges!

11:00am - Actors, Directors and Writers arrive at Dog’s Bar 54 Acland St, St Kilda (opposite McDonald’s). Have a coffee and a catch up with us before we begin!

12:00pm SHARP - Casting commences at MeMo Theatre, 88 Acland St (behind St Kilda RSL).

2:00pm - EVENT BEGINS at MeMo! Audiences arrive!

5:00pm - after show drinks and networking at Dog’s Bar / Slow Down.

We hope you can all make it to ring in CTDM 2013 with us.

♥ Team CTDM

Emma Walmsley, Rain Fuller, Wallis Murphy-Munn 

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Results of our Mini Crash Test for Fringe - 30th Sept

Our Mini Crash Test for Fringe was held on Sunday 30th September 2012 at REVOLT Artspace.

Our three fabulous judges were Director Alethea Jones, Director Dee McLachlan, actor Ashley Zukerman and Independent Arts Manager for the Melbourne Fringe Festival Felix Preval.

Four of your favorite plays from our first two seasons were re-crash tested, they were:

IT’S ONLY A CORPORATE by Lisa Emanuel

Director: Don Bridges

“A comical look at the saying ‘there are no small parts, only small actors’. Are you sure we can’t draw the line when It’s only a corporate?!”

RACHEL: Katherine Innes

JAMES: Brent Ilicic

DIRECTOR: Trent Baker

CAMERAMAN: Eben Rojter

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A QUICK SESSION by Hayley Lawson-Smith 

Director: Sam Barrett 

“What happens when all our problems are solved by unfeeling machines?  One man finds out, when he seeks out an Austech Therapy Booth to discuss his depression.”

JOE: Jorge Tsipos

WOMAN: Rebecca Mezei

MAN: Brendan Hawke

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ON THE SHELF by Michelle Wallace

Director: David Lawson-Smith 

“Carrot, Cauliflower and Celeriac find out that it doesn’t matter what your hopes and dreams are – sometimes you’re just destined to end up in the soup.”

CARROT: Lyndon Tagliati

CELERIAC: Karlis Zaid

CAULIFLOWER: Fantine Banulski

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RULES OF THE GAME by Gerald Frape

Director: Skye Staude

 “A Bar. Two men. Two women. Playing the dating game by numbers. Who wins? Who loses? What are the Rules of The Game? Find out in this hilariously sad social comedy about modern dating”

MIKE: Josh Karlik

TONY: Julian Camara

RACHEL: Hannah Gott

LUCY: Jessie Upton

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Congratulations to the winners….



Winner of People’s Choice play and taking 66% of the doors takings was A QUICK SESSION by Hayley Lawson-Smith 

Runner Up People’s Choice play and winning 33% of the door takings was RULES OF THE GAME by Gerald Frape

Judges Choice winning play was A QUICK SESSION by Hayley Lawson-Smith

Judges Choice best Direction went to Sam Barrett for A QUICK SESSION 

Best Actor was Jorge Tsipos “A Quick Session”

Runner up Actor was Karlis Zaid “On The Shelf”

Best Actress was Katherine Innes “It’s Only A Corporate”

Runner up Actress was Rebecca Mezei “A Quick Session”


Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you in 2013.

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Crash Test Drama season 2 finals was held on Sunday 22nd August 2012.



Our three fabulous judges were Rosie Traynor from Chameleon Casting, actress Cassandra Magrath & Short + Sweet Festival Director Celeste Cody.



Congratulations to all the winners….

Winner of People’s Choice play and taking 66% of the doors takings was “Ringwood” by Matt O’Reilly



Runner Up People’s Choice play and winning 33% of the door takings was “Start Again” by Therese Cloonan



Judges Choice winning play – which receives entry into this years Short + Sweet competition was “Ringwood” by Matt O’Reilly. Matt as the winning Director of his play wins a one week rehearsal package at The Owl and The Pussycat Theatre.



Best Actor was Brendan Hawke “Ringwood” winning a produced showreel scene from The Actors Showreel



Runner up Actor was Karlis Zaid “Three’s Company” winning a photography session with Haych Mack Imaging



Best Actress was Claudia Greenstone winning a produced showreel scene from The Actors Showreel



Runner up Actress was Angela Hart winning a photography session with Haych Mack Imaging

 

Thank you to the sponsors who donated prizes The Actors Showreel, Owl & The Pussy Cat Theatre, Haych Mack Imaging, Grill’d, Girls Uninterrupted, Peter Kalos from The Actor’s Lab & Darren Mort for the Angels in America tix, Ashia The Geisha, Jess Upton from Jessamae St James – and last be never least David Carruthers from Dog’s Bar.

Thank you to all those who participated and came along to support Crash Test Drama this year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2013.