It's kinda fun doing Crash Test. The finals are the best since the really experimental or jsut too raw has been weaned out and the winner of these make it into the Short and Sweet festival in some capacity to duke it out with other selection for the very best of the best.
But, more than that, it's just kinda a nice arts community event. The tickets are cheap, you get a drink with it and you have an evening's entertainment as well as a vote on two of the eight plays that get shown over the evening.
So, a great little night out and you do support new actors, directors and playwrights in trying out new stuff or even just getting started in the theatre, so well worth the effort, the nominal ticket price and your time.
In fact, I'd say the only bad thing about it is they need to start having people who are there for friends (who are actors, directors and writers) declaring themselves abstaining for the vote. The "audience prize", at least the three times I've been there lately, has really been more of the "who brought most of their friends along" prize which doesn't seem quite fair.
At least two times I've been now, while the judges' prizes probably even the scored a bit, it would be better if the popular prize wasn't a contest between who can get the most friends to come out. The theatre community in Sydney does seem quite small and a bit too tight knit to be honest.