Everyone is invited to NIDA for Open Day on the Saturday of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
Visitors can take part in free acting workshops, participate in tv presenting and script analysis, or observe the NIDA acting students training in movement skill, parkour or combat for film.
There is also something for those who love the worlds created by film, television and theatre but are not drawn to acting. For creative people who would prefer to work behind the scenes and turn their love of cosplay and crafting into a career in props-making and costumery, NIDA alumni, students and course leaders will talk about how they’ve turned their passion into a career.
There is a very special soon-to-be-announced guest star alumni panel, and you can sit down and watch one of the June Production Season shows for free, followed by a cast and crew Q&A.
No application fee this year
Applications to study at NIDA in 2022 open on 1 June and this year there is no application fee which lowers the barriers for people who want to get involved with the dramatic arts.
NIDA CEO Liz Hughes said, “NIDA is hoping to lower the barriers to entry to ensure the most inclusive pool of applicants have an opportunity to train with the best, and feel supported to make their own unique impact on Australian arts and culture. NIDA teaches and nurtures many of the world’s most wanted storytellers, and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of those stories.
“This year, we are waiving the fee to audition or apply for NIDA. We strongly encourage all creative and courageous new voices to apply – especially those from backgrounds historically underrepresented on stage and screen, and from regional and remote areas of Australia.”
Student Production Season
All the hard work comes together on Tuesday 8 June, Opening Night for NIDA’s June Season of Student Productions and the start of NIDA’s annual mid-year theatre season running for 10 days until Friday 18 June.
There’s massive season of fresh and shapeshifting theatre. Audiences will see not only the final-year actors (the forthcoming NIDA class of 2021), but the work of students from all NIDA disciplines: designers, sound and lighting technicians, props-makers, costumiers, scenic artists and stage managers.
Expect live cinema, an urgent demolition and an exciting sneak peek at the work of NIDA Writing graduate Enoch Mailangi, creator of forthcoming ABC series All My Friends Are Racist.