Hey actors, ever wanted to perform with zero risk? Are you itching to break out a new character that you’ve never been given the chance to play? Have you been looking for a chance to be on the stage?
Crash Test Theatre (CTT) is the platform for actors who are not afraid to try something new, and for anyone who wants to try their hand at the craft.
Featuring new works by selected writers, actors who sign up for CTT get to workshop the scripts and perform a dramatised reading this Saturday at Aliwal Arts Centre.
Crash Test’s workshop will consist of ensemble training, storytelling improvisation and light-hearted devising, followed by a rehearsal for the dramatised reading with the writers. Once everyone has had a chance to practice and familiarise themselves with the text, a performance will be staged in front of a live audience.
There will be a special prize for Best Actor and Best Performance Team at the end of the night! Each performance will be judged by a panel of esteemed theatre practitioners, along with votes from the audience.
One of the judges for Crash Test Theatre is Andrew James Mowett, an accomplished actor and Drama educator. He has worked as an actor in the UK, and since moving to Singapore, he has worked with major theatre companies and has also worked on local TV and film productions. Andrew won the Best Actor Award at the 2010 Short and Sweet Theatre Festival and he was also nominated for Best Actor in The Straits Times Life! Awards in 2006.
Crash Test Theatre’s Coordinator, Shana Yap, is a working actor herself. Together with The Writers Center Singapore, she hopes to give fresh and seasoned actors the opportunity to create work that has never been staged before.
“Singapore has made a name for itself with a particular brand of theatre that plays safe aesthetics.” Shana says, “I’m looking to remove the boxes and gantries that actors have to confine themselves to, so that we can create original works for ourselves.”
Come and join a growing pool of fresh acting talent in Singapore with Crash Test Theatre!
Date: 28th July, Saturday
Workshop & Rehearsal: 2pm-5pm
Dramatised Reading Performance: 5pm-7pm
Writers Play Submission Deadline: (extended to) 25 July, 2359 hours. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors & Actors should register here: https://goo.gl/forms/4ZxsQBsFo4mhFOuQ2