April 2009

Dear all,

First of all thanks to all the wonderful directors and actors (those who were cast and those who weren’t!) who contributed to creating a wonderful night of Crash Test Drama Sydney last night!

In all we had ten plays produced with both our judges commenting on the overall exceptional standard of acting on the night. It’s nights like these that you realise how many amazingly talented people there are in the Sydney acting scene.

But to the winners:

Crash Test Drama Sydney – April 2009 Winners

Judges’ Choices

(Thanks to Allan Walpole and Katie Gompertz)

Best Play

Catastrophe by Dona Garofali Parise

Directed by Dona Garofali Parise, Performed by Michael McCrann and Tanya Powell

Best Actress

Tanya Powell for Catastrophe

Best Actress Runner Up

Christine Morel for Face Blind

Best Actor

Michael McCrann for Catastrophe

Best Actor Runner Up

Gerry Sont for A Day in the life of death

People’s Choice

Best Play

A day in the life of death by Nir Shelter

Directed by Nir Shelter, Performed by Steven McGrath and Gerry Sont

Best Play Runner Up

The Joy of ID by Craig Delahoy

Directed by Daniel Balcaban, Performed by Andrew Johnston, Celia Kelly, Barton Ware and Lauren Delahoy.

Playwright’s Encouragement Prize

Simon Tonkin for Kicking Snow White

Congratulations to A day in the life of death (People’s Choice) and Catastrophe (Judge’s Choice) that will now go through to our first final of Crash Test Drama Sydney 2009 in July.

Thanks again to all our writers, directors and actor and congratulations again on another wonderful edition of Crash Test Drama Sydney.