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Written by
Temuulen Jargalsaikhan and Bianca Watkins

Directed by
Temuulen Jargalsaikhan

Inspired by
Alexander Pushkin's Mozart and Salieri


About the show

Prodigy composers Mozart and Salieri are reincarnated as modern-day DJs. After 200 years, Salieri is still trying to escape from the harsh reality of being second best of all time. Personalities inside Salieri – the fearful Aidas, the enthusiastic Shunhan, logical Buuri, and the music loving Huu are drowning in jealousy as they discuss the nature of talent.

Director’s note:
Inspired by Puskin’s Mozart and Salieri (1830), Amadeus is a German expressionist approach to express the Salieri’s feelings using 5 different emotions. A multidisciplinary performance event with original electronic music.

Temuulen Jargalsaikhan is an emerging filmmaker, actor, and director hailing from Mongolia. He has experience working on international productions from Germany, Italy, and Australia, establishing himself as a versatile professional in the film and theatre industry.

Having successfully attained his BFA in Acting from the MNUAC and Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2020, Temuulen began his career at the Alpha Theatre in Ulaanbaatar. In 2021, Temuulen took on the role of creative director at the Orfey Theater, where he started his exploration of experimental and innovative theatrical forms. He currently pursues ongoing studies in directing at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).

Notable highlights of his career – Crime and Punishment by Bayaraa Ya. at the Orfey Theatre in 2021, Faust by Batbold M. at the Alpha Theatre in 2019. In addition to his productions in theatre, Temuulen’s passion for filmmaking has led him to write and direct over 30 short films, video clips, and advertisements during this period.

Performance Dates

Wednesday 6 December, 7:00pm
Thursday 7 December, 7:00pm
Friday 8 December, 7:00 pm
Saturday 9 December, 12:00pm and 7:00pm

Runtime: 40min

Venue: NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033

Pricing: NIDA is offering a Pay What You Want option for this event. We are grateful for your support, no matter the amount. Please note that this payment option is non-refundable.

IMPORTANT: General Admission for this performance indicates standing. If you have accessibility needs or require a seat for this performance, please email

Content Notice: Mentions of suicide, themes of murder, haze effects and strobe lighting

NIDA’s Festival of Emerging Artists consists of 7 shows performed across 3 of NIDA’s venues, the Reg Grundy Studio, the Studio Theatre and The Space. It is possible (and encouraged) for patrons to attend multiple shows consecutively, whether in the same venue or across multiple venues. The shows have been scheduled accordingly to accommodate for multiple viewings, e.g. 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm shows in the evening, and 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm shows for matinees. Please ensure you do not book more than one show at the same timeslot.


In order of appearance

Antonio Salieri
Patrick Mandziy*

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Reid Perry

Salieri Aidas
Madeline Flood

Salieri Shunhan
Cameron Steven Heslop

Salieri Buuri
Samuel McGown

Salieri Huu
Ari Tjandra

Joseph, Von Swieten, Madam Cavalieri
Violeta Brau Mugica

Creative / Production Team

Temuulen Jargalsaikhan

Yan Sae*

Set and Costume Designer
Edison Heartly

Lighting Designer
Topaz Marlay-Cole

Sound Designer
Jun Tung

Video Designer
Finlay Hogan

Co-writer & Assistant Director
Bianca Watkins

Movement Choreographer
Troy Honeysett*

Production Stage Manager
Amy Norton

Stage Manager
Niamh Nolland

Construction Manager
Nick Day **

Costume Supervisor
Kit Moore

Sound and Video System Supervisor
Taylah Crouch

Head Electrician
Poppy Townsend

Production Coordinator
Matthew Phillips

Properties Makers
Alexander Mills
Freyja Meany

Technical Assistant(s)
Bridgette Johnston
Lucas Mund
Isaac Sell

Note:  * Guest, **Staff