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Join us for NIDA’s annual fundraiser, Raise the Curtain,
with fabulous entertainment by NIDA students and distinguished alumni, food and wine, and covetable raffles and auctions.

Date: Wednesday 3 May, 6.30–10.30pm
Location: NIDA
Dress Code: Lounge suit

Tickets: $500 | Table of 10: $5,000

Please contact Tess Bourguignon or Lisa Hamilton to purchase a table or tickets by emailing supporters@nida.edu.au

If you are unable to attend this years event, we welcome you to make a tax-deductible donation to support the training of NIDA’s students.

Raise the Curtain 2023 Creative Team

Creative Director - Constantine Costi
Constantine Costi is a director, writer, Co-Artistic Director of Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre and Artistic Director Advisor for The Lysicrates Foundation. He graduated from NIDA in 2013 and has since worked in film and Opera, including directing La Traviata on Sydney Harbour for Opera Australia. In 2021 he was named one of the country’s 21 hottest creatives of the year by The Australian Newspaper.

Designer – Nick Fry
Nick is a Set and Costume Designer specialising in Theatre, Opera and Live Events. He graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in ‘Design for Performance’ and has worked for major theatre and events companies in Australia and internationally as a designer and draftsperson such as Opera Australia, Ensemble Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company.

Lighting Designer - Trent Suidgeest
Trent works across all genres and scales of live performance; theatre, opera, musicals, events and public art installations. His work has been seen at most of the major performing arts companies, festivals and performing arts venues across the country such as the Sydney Opera House, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Hayes Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company.

About the Event

NIDA is Australia’s premiere institution for emerging dramatic artists, creating artists who define Australia’s cultural imagination by bringing powerful stories to life. NIDA is an acknowledged leader in the education and training of industry-leading actors, directors, designers, makers, technicians and creatives. We want to ensure that this imagination is informed by the extraordinary talents of the very best storytellers. NIDA must work hard to meet the costs of its annual operations, remaining relevant and meeting the needs of an evolving industry.

The Raise the Curtain event significantly contributes to NIDA’s Scholarship Program, making the dream of studying at NIDA a reality for individuals who would otherwise think it impossible due to their financial, personal, or geographic circumstances.

Funds raised will also support NIDA’s Training and Education, including Student Productions. These productions showcase students’ talents and provide them with the experience of working on full scale theatrical productions in preparation for their careers in the entertainment industry.

Silent Auction Items to be revealed.

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