NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

Directors' and Designers' Productions 2017

Date/Time: 06 Dec 2017 -09 Dec 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The NIDA Directors' and Designers' Productions 2017 is a collection of short shows presented by NIDA's Master of Fine Arts (Directing) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) students running concurrently in two venues at NIDA. You can select to see just one, two, or all three/four shows in either venue on any performance date.


6–9 December, 6.30pm
9 December, 12pm

Each show runs for approx. 45 minutes.


Individual performance tickets are $12 for concession tickets, $15 for adults.
To purchase individual performance tickets, please select your performance in the schedule below.

Book a multi-show pack and save. Multi-show packs allow you to select shows in either venue on any performance date.

Three Show packs are $28 / $32
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Four Show packs are $35 / $40
Book Four Show pack

Frederick J Gibson Graduate Season in memory of Garnet H Carroll OBE

Directors' and Designers' Productions

Featuring NIDA MFA Directing and final year BFA Design for Performance students.

TimeSpace Studio Theatre
(and 12pm on 9 December)
In a Year With 13 Moons
Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Adapted and directed by Sarah Hadley
Designed by Christopher Baldwin

A dark melodrama that tracks the final days of Elvira Weisshaupt, one of the city’s most loved prostitutes.

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By Andrew McInnes, after Alfred Jarry
Directed by Andrew McInnes
Designed by Heather Middleton

A bizarre physical comedy about the horrific leaders in power today.

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(and 1pm on 9 December)
De Profundis
By Oscar Wilde
Adapted and directed by Alanah Guiry
Designed by Gabrielle Rowe

De Profundis is a poetic movement piece that explores the oppression of love.

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Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman
Translated by Keith Bradfield
Directed by Matthew Taylor
Designed by Damien Egan

An existential journey of two women discovering their place in the world and the violent consummation Art has on the Soul. A live cinema experience.

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(and 2pm on 9 December)
The Bacchae
By Euripides
Adapted and directed by Shannan Ely
Designed by Clare Staunton

A classical Greek tragedy, examining what it is to be divinely feminine, brutally violent and powerful.

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The Show That Smells
By Derek McCormack
Adapted and directed by Rachel Kerry
Designed by Kyle Jonsson

A queer horror comedy about high fashion vampires fighting (and seducing) Country Western singers in a 1930s carnival mirror maze.

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(and 3pm on 9 December)
 27 Wagons of Cotton
By Tennesse Williams
Directed by Christopher Bond
Designed by Ella Butler

An American drama set in the Mississippi Delta exploring Power, Justice, Violence and Sex.

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