National Institute of Dramatic Art – June Production Season

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NIDA June 2016NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), based in Sydney, has announced its annual June Student Production season. Talented students will be sure to entertain, as they explore and ‘examine the themes: power, oppression and national identity, with a wild and wicked sense of humour’. Suitable for adult audiences, they will present ‘an eclectic mix of works – one brand-new, two Shakespearean classics and two renowned international pieces – each featuring an all-student cast and crew led by an accomplished guest director’.

OlypianThe Olympians featuring final year Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students, ‘pits Australia’s best athletes against the Olympian Gods and asks, what’s it all for?’ The play set on the final night of the biggest sporting event in the world, has been written by Stephen Sewell and will be directed by former Head of Acting Jeff Janisheski. Presented in the Parade Theatre in the NIDA Theatre complex, June 11 – 18, 2016, it is set on the last night of the world’s biggest sporting event, The Olympic Games. Book Tickets

Mid-Summer-NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream by the bard from Avon will be directed by Iain Sinclair and is a ‘…comic tale of magic, deceit, and above all, love. Featuring second year Acting and final year Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students, it will be presented at NIDA Theatres, Playhouse June 9. Book Tickets

EdloradoEldorado by Marius von Mayenburg and directed by NIDA graduate Imara Savage, is about finding the fabled city of gold,  although adapted to reveal the lengths to which humans in our time will descend to as they protect their entitlements; perks and privileges, the fruits of western democracy. Featuring final year Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students it will be presented in NIDA Theatres, Space June 11-18 and June 16. Book Tickets

ScorchScorched by Wajdi Mouawad trans Linda Gaboriau directed by the Sydney Theatre Company’s Sarah Goodes, this is part tragedy, part thriller about two siblings exploring their mother’s life and the nature of family. Featuring final year Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students it will be presented at NIDA Theatres, Studio June 14 – 20 and June 17. Book Tickets

12 NightTwelfth Night by William Shakespeare is directed by Tom Wright ‘…follows a sister and brother as they find their way home from a dream of unrequited love, mistaken identity and adventure’. Featuring NIDA second year Acting and final year Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students, it will be presented in NIDA Theatres, Atrium June 7 – 15. Book Tickets

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