NIDA’s production season is one of the drama school’s main showcases for students from its acting, design and technical crafts departments.
Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed film comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is brought to the stage by guest director Adam Mitchell (Black Swan Theatre, WAAPA, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company).
Benjamin Schostakowski directs Gretel Vella’s Carking It, a play set on the rooftop of a local hospital, while Kate Gual (Siren Theatre) helms the Sydney premiere of Anna Jordan’s Stay Happy Keep Smiling.
NIDA Director of Acting, John Bashford directs William Congreve’s comedy The Way of the World, bringing the play out of the 1700s and into the world of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and in a first for NIDA, international guest director Oleg Glushkov explores a unconventional way to interact with Anton Chekhov and the audience in Ah, Tuzenbach. A Melancholic Cabaret.
EXPONIDA, the annual exhibition celebrates the work of NIDA graduating students and features props, costumes, audio visual works, renderings, model boxes and more is open to the public (October 30-December 15) in the NIDA Foyers and Atrium. Free entry, daily.