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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Gods Country

Written by
Nathan Maynard

Directed by
Liza-Mare Syron

01 Dec – 03 Dec 2021
90 mins, no interval

About the show

For the First Peoples of this country the 26th of January marks the beginning of the occupation of unceded lands by the British empire. Known as Invasion Day, Survival Day, or Day of Mourning by many First Peoples, we often gather in solidarity of our enduring cultures, families, and communities.

With the rise of the Change the Date movement there is growing support amongst younger Australians for a celebration that is inclusive of all Australians.

Nathan Maynard’s new play God’s Country is a refreshing, humorous, confronting, and poignant consideration of our national day. What better way to continue this debate than through the voices of the next generation.


In order of appearance

Shaw Cameron


Libby Kay


Ari Maza Long

Two Bob
Riley McNamara

Mema Munro


Alyona Popova

Connor Reilly

Adolphus Waylee

Creative Team

Liza-Mare Syron*

Assistant Director
Amy Sole

Set & Costume Designer
Cris Baldwin *

Lighting Designer
James Rawlings

Sound Designer
Krystelle Quartermain

Voice Coach
Angela Sullen**

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Leia Loisa

Deputy Stage Manager
Ethan Hamill

Assistant Stage Manager
Maddison Craven

Head Electrician
Zoe Davis

Construction Supervisor
Nicholas Day**

Costume Supervisor
Corinne Heskett**

Costume Assistant
Nina Price

Props Supervisor
Rhyanna Martinussen

Props Assistant
Jess McIntosh

Set Design Assistant
Rebecca Howarth

Costume Design Assistant
Serena Pollock

Ugochi Okorie

Technical Assistant
Bernadette Lorincz

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

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, from the lands of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation where our campus stands, to the nations across this continent where we teach. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present who have cared for land, water and story on these lands for generations. We also recognise the work and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, workers and creatives within the NIDA Community. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.