December 2008 FINALS

Hi all,

A truly wonderful Final of Crash Test Drama Sydney 2008 last night at Newtown Theatre.
 
A full house saw a great selection of eight plays brought to life by a very talented group of actors and directors.
 
And at the end the winners were announced, including which lucky plays had won a place in either the Top 100 or Wildcards of Short + Sweet Sydney 2009.
 
And the winners were:
 

THE FINAL OF CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

JUDGE’S CHOICES

(Thanks to Alan Walpole)
 

OVERALL WINNER OF CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

The Rose by Charles Freyberg


BEST ACTRESS FOR CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

Roanna Dempsey for The Birthday and I miss you the most when I catch sight of the moon


BEST ACTRESS RUNNER-UP FOR CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

Deborah Peebles for Imelda and Bad News Man


BEST ACTOR FOR CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

Steven McGrath for Bad News Man


BEST ACTOR RUNNER-UP FOR CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008

Lynden Jones for The Rose


PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

WINNER OF PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR CRASH TEST DRAMA SYDNEY 2008


The Birthday by Jeanne Kowalik
Directed by Anne Delaney with Tony Girdler, Roanna Dempsey and Helen Atkin
RUNNER UP:

I miss you the most when I catch sight of the moon by Alex Broun
Directed by Katie Gompertz with Roanna Dempsey, Maurizio Degliesposti and Manny Katts
 

PLAYWRIGHT’S PRIZE

Frank Davidson for Harvey’s Kitchen
 
 
The following plays were then awarded places in Short + Sweet Sydney 2009:
TOP 100
The Rose by Charles Freyberg
(As overall Judge’s Choice)
 
WILDCARDS
Harvey’s Kitchen by Frank Davidson
Pop Jesus by Jess Scott Driksna
(As next two ranked People’s Choice plays after those which have already been selected for Short + Sweet Sydney 2009 or were ineligible.)
 
Thanks again to all our wonderful actors, directors, writers and audience who made Crash Test Drama Sydney 2008 such a wonderful success.
 
And thanks to all the staff at Newtown Theatre and our wonderful judge Alan Walpole, whose careful consideration and insightful feedback was so greatly appreciated during the season.
 
Thanks Alan!
Now it’s on to Short + Sweet. See you there!
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