Bring NIDA to Mardi Gras 2019
NIDA students have been successful in applying for a space in the iconic Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2019.
‘We want to march up Oxford Street with pride and show that we are inclusive, that everyone is loved, and that there is a place in this school for everyone no matter what our differences are. This is not just about being LGBTQIA+, this is about showing that all diversities are needed at this school and also at the helm of our creative industry.
We are the students of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and we have the passion and skill to pay justice to these stories. We are also incredibly supported by our beautiful teachers, lecturers and peers without any prejudice. We want everyone to know that absolutely everybody is welcome at our school no matter who you are, who you identify as, what your sexuality is or where you come from.
To us every story and life is equally important.’
The project is led by the Student Camp Committee made up of Bachelor of Fine Arts students: Phillip Patterson (Properties and Objects) - President, production manager; Amanda Torrisi (Properties and Objects) - Marketing, sponsorship, fundraising, recruitment; Ruby Marchese (Properties and Objects) - Marketing, sponsorship, fundraising, recruitment; Micaela Ellis (Acting) - Choreographer, documentary; Grace Llanwarne (Staging) - Construction manager; Morgan Saint Clair (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) - Lighting, Sound, Stage Manager.
The project needs to fundraise for materials to build the float/display - donate now!
You can also contribute materials, including:
Black and white spray paint
Black or dark brown leather or faux leather
LED strip lighting in blue, orange, yellow, blue, pink, purple
Bendable wire for sculpting 15mm aluminium rod rhinestones in blue, orange, yellow, blue, pink, purple and silver/white UV
Stretch fabric in blue, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple
Current NIDA students only: sign up to participate and help
Contact: Phillip Patterson
NIDA students are a proud recipient of a Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Community Parade Grant, supported by Google.