God’s Country

God's Country


By Nathan Maynard  
Directed by Liza-Mare Syron
Set and costume design by Cris Baldwin
Lighting design by James Rawlings
Sound design by Krystelle Quartermain

NIDA Theatres, Studio Theatre
1–9 December 2021

Running time 90 minutes
God’s Country will be performed in one act with no interval.

Whose spot is it anyway?

It’s 26 January at a beachside camping ground and everyone wants the best spot.

Ricky has come with his mates to claim his connection to Country. But some vacationers reckon they got there first.

This cheeky, charged new comedy from one of Australia’s most in-demand writers is a special NIDA commission written especially for the graduating actors.

Nathan Maynard is Trawlwoolway, Pakana/Palawa man from Lutrawita/Tasmania. He was the 2019 Balnaves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow at Belvoir. His plays include The Season (including national tour), A Not So Traditional Story, At What Cost? for Belvoir, and he has been commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company.

Liza-Mare Syron is Co-Founder and Senior Artistic Associate of Moogahlin Performing Arts, the leading First Nations theatre company in NSW. Liza-Mare has family ties to the Biripi people and is currently an Indigenous Scientia Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at UNSW.  Her directorial achievements include The Fox and the Freedom Fighters, The Weekend and Rainbows End.

NIDA alumnus Cris Baldwin is a diverse designer key collaborator and skilled fabricator across live productions, contemporary art exhibitions, and large-scale immersive installations working on productions such as The Drovers Wife with Leah Purcell, Fangirls at QTC and Belvoir.

God’s Country is supported by the Keir Foundation.

The Keir Foundation

Liza-Mare Syron Director of God’s Country has been supported by UNSW.

This production contains frequent coarse language and adult themes including racism, mental health, suicide, partial nudity and haze/smoke effects. Subject to change. God’s country is recommended for mature audience ages 15+.

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