NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Ghost Lights

Written by
Henrick Ibsen, Luigi Pirandello, Stephen Sewell, William Shakespeare

Directed by
Katy Alexander

06 Aug – 09 Aug 2020
45 - 60min

About the show

Join us for the powerful concluding performance of this international participative project, connecting theatres and artists around the world around the societal role of theatre.

As all performance venues across the world went dark during the COVID-19 crisis, the old tradition of leaving on a single naked bulb on a stand – the ghost light – to ensure that an empty theatre is never left in total darkness, was revived.

Follow the ‘lost characters’ of darkened theatres characters as they wander empty streets and public spaces, searching for each other and for the audiences that enable them to exist. They seem lost, but they are also free, and appear in guises that might surprise to speak their new-found truth.

Ghost Lights is directed by projection and new media artist Katy Alexander, who was resident director at California Institute of Arts and trained with Robert Lepage and The Builders Association (NYC).


In order of appearance

Albert Mwangi

The Manager 
Nathaniel Langworthy

Lachlan Kent

Ayla Beaufils

Creative Team

Katy Alexander*

Henrik Ibsen**
Luigi Pirandello**
Stephen Sewell**
William Shakespeare**

Assistant Writers

Laura McDonald
Jake Zuccolotto

Costume Designer 

Claudia Kryszkiewicz

Technical Designer

Lachlan Steel

Set Designer/Props Supervisor

Alexandra Allanson

Creative Producers 
Lachlan Steel
Morgan Moroney
Mali Tauro-Cesca

Brycen Horne*

First Assistant Director
Elif Akgul

Second Assistant Director 
Jessie McGuigan

Set Dresser 
Alexandra Allanson

Sound Designer
Jordan Jeckells

Voice Coach 
Jennifer White*

Production Team

MFA Voice Support
Raechyl French

Construction Manager 

Nicholas Day**

Costume Supervisor 
Emily Pires

Project Managers 
Morgan Moroney
Mali Tauro-Cesca

Stage Manager 
Elif Akgul

Assistant Stage Manager

Jessie McGuigan

Head Electrician/Live Stream System 

Sophia Wallace

Video Assistant
Ethan Hamill

Sound Assistant 

Jordan Jeckells

Costume Assistant
Jasmin Gray

Props Assistant
Ally Vyner

Design Assistant 
Benedict Janeczko-Taylor

Construction Assistant 

Joshua Abbott

Costume Supervisor
Emily Pires

Sound Supervisor
Sophia Wallace

Costume Assistant

Jasmin Gray

Lead Editor
Lachlan Steel 

Assembly Editor
Ethan Hamill

Social Media Strategy

Lachlan Steel

Social Media Managers 
Jordan Jeckells
Jessie McGuigan

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance