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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How I Learned to Drive

Written by
Paula Vogel

Directed by
Tasnim Hossain

07 Jun – 18 Jun 2022
100 minutes no interval

About the show

Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece of the contemporary American theatre is a funny, confronting ‘60s coming-of-age tale that charts a complex, sexually abusive relationship between a young girl and an older man.

With wry humour, Li'l Bit looks back at the driving lessons with her uncle that extended well beyond learning the rules of the road.

Directed by Tasnim Hossain (Yellow Face), this remarkably timely and moving memory play takes us to the heart of a rural Maryland family and shows us the strength of a survivor.


In order of appearance

Li'l Bit
Evelina Singh

Uncle Peck
Louis Delaunay-Henbest

Female Greek Chorus
Grace Eirini Stamnas

Male Greek Chorus
Chris Northall

Teenage Greek Chorus
Ahunim Abebe

Alexander D'Souza
Attu Ngor

***=Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance

Creative Team

Tasnim Hossain

Assistant Director/s
Sudip Sauden

Set/Props/Costume Designer
Jade McElroy

Lighting Designer
Pip Morey

Sound Designer
Keelan Ellis

Intimacy Consultant
Shondelle Pratt*

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
McLane Catterall

Deputy Stage Manager
Maddison Craven

Assistant Stage Manager
Abby Dinger
Poppy Townsend

Construction Manager
Nick Day*

Costume Supervisors
Esther Zhong

Properties Supervisor
Connor McCool

Head Electrician
Isobel Morrissey

Scenic Construction Assistants
Hamish Guinn

Costume Assistants
Jaspa Frankish

Costume Buyer
Oliver Hall

Properties Assistant
Freyja Meany

Assistant Set/Props Designer
Max Shanahan

Assistant Costume Designer
Max Shanahan

Technical Assistants
Adetokunbo (TK) Abioye
Claire Edmonds-Wilson
Jemima Owen
Kirsten Drake
Yasmin Breeze
Samuel Scott
Sithu Jason Aung
Topaz Marlay-Cole

This production contains racial and sexual discrimination, sexual themes, grooming, death, mentions of paedophilia, depictions of sexual abuse and substance abuse. How I Learned to Drive is recommended for a mature audience ages 15+.

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