Last Drinks was my first Crash Test play back in 2012. Since then it has become one of my most performed pieces with almost a dozen productions throughout Australia and abroad. In 2013 it won People’s Choice at Short+Sweet Canberra and was a Gala Finalist in Short+Sweet Auckland. Recently it was part of the inaugural Shorts on Stage ten-minute play festival at Noosa Arts Theatre.
Apart from the buzz of getting to see Last Drinks live again, I’m excited that this version will feature the talents of Rob Defries and Helen Way. Rob and Helen were the first actors to take Last Drinks into the Crash Test arena, and I’ve been itching to get them back in the roles. Added to this, the awesome Phillip Meddows will be directing! What more could a playwright ask for?
Best of Crash Test is a celebration of Crash Test Drama Canberra, a moved reading event aimed at developing original work and fostering creative collaboration. Since kicking off in 2012, Crash Test has played a key role in the emergence of a dynamic, energetic and inclusive ten-minute play scene in the ACT. A number of writers, actors and directors that have taken part of Crash Test Drama Canberra have gone on to enjoy success in ten-minute play festivals and competitions worldwide.
The full line up for Best of Crash Test is:
- “My Undies are Evil” written and directed by John Lombard
- “A Dog’s Life” written and directed by Angus Algie
- “Sprung” by Nigel Palfreman, directed by Kirsty Budding
- “Cupid’s Waiting” by Kate Roediger, directed by Rob Defries
- “Cuts” by Mary Langdon, directed by Marcus Freeman
- “Wardrobe Diplomacy” by Harriet Elvin, directed by Amanda Gillespie
- “Money Rats” by Kirsty Budding, directed by C.S. Carroll
- “Last Drinks” by Greg Gould, directed by Philip Meddows
The plays range in subject and style, from outlandish comedy to subtle political satire. All look to be a lot of fun.
Note: this show is not suitable for children. There will be bad words. And sexy words. But mainly bad words.