Crash Test Drama

Additional acting opportunities at the Arts Theatre Cronulla.

Crash Test Drama is a great way to try out and develop 10 minute plays. It also provides opportunities for actors and directors to practice their craft, while the writers learn more about the art of writing for the stage.

If you or someone you know would like to write a short (10 minute) script and see it performed on stage, contact Graham Yates for details on how we can make it happen.

Anyone who would like to try their hand at directing a short piece is also encouraged.

Anyone (experienced or newcomer) who wants to try acting can turn up on the day at 2pm for the chance to be cast in one of the short plays. There is some rehearsal time, for about 90 minutes, then the pieces are performed while reading from the script - no lines to remember!

All participants must become Theatre members, which can be processed on the day.

Writers and Directors: Contact Graham Yates on 0423 141 949 or via email.

Actors: Just show up on the day at 2pm for casting.

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Round 3 will be held on Sunday, 14th August.

Casting commences at 2pm.

You must be a current financial member to audition.

Membership is $25 & can be paid on the day.

Performances begin at 4pm.

Entry is only $5.

No bookings required. Tickets at the door.


All participants get to have their input to the Audience Choice for their favourite play

and the winners were: 


1st Place: ‘The Holiday’ written & directed by Blake Tollis

2nd Place: ‘The First Date’ written & directed by Jonathan Solomon

3rd Place: ‘Assignment A12’ written & directed by Maz Goldrick



Our judge for the day was Cronulla Theatre regular, Susan Geldart and her picks were: 


Best Play: ‘Assignment A12’ by Maz Goldrick

Best Actor: Dave Delaney

Best Actress: Jade Swain


If you have friends who have always fancied acting, let them know what a simple and fun opportunity Crash Test Drama offers.


If you have a script for a 10-minute play that you would like to have performed,

please email it to Graham at:

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