NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Ah, Tuzenbach. A Melancholic Cabaret

Date/Time: 29 Oct 2018 -10 Nov 2018 4:30pm - 8pm

Inspired by Anton Chekhov
Devised by Oleg Glushkov and the company

The mass scenes from several of Chekhov's plays are united and set in the most distant soil from Russia: Australia. In this exploration the students themselves have composed the performance, and participate not only as actors but also as concentrators of the plays. When the characters are face to face, their dialogue is as open and sincere as possible, but in the mass scenes they convey Chekhov’s signature absurdity. The question the students have explored is, can we create a performance space where Chekhov's world suddenly ceases to be distant and scholarly?

This is a closed performance and not available to a general audience.

29–31 Oct, 1–3, 5–10 Nov, 4:30pm and 8pm
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio

Featuring NIDA second year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Scenic Construction and Technologies / Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.

Ah, Tuzenbach is playing as part of our Student Productions October 2018 season.

Ah, Tuzenbach is supported by Frederick J Gibson in memory of Garnet H Carroll OBE

Runs for 1 hr 20 mins, no interval

This performance may contain strong coarse language, smoking, partial nudity, haze or smoke effects, loud noises, guns, intense strobe lighting and sexual themes.