01/20/2017 at 03:52. Facebook
Are you looking for new Australian theatre? NIDA grads Julia Christensen (Acting 2015), Nicholas Hasemann (Acting 2015), Jessica Dick (Directing 2015), Richie Black (Writing 2015), Clare Hennessy (Writing 2015), Ara Nuri Steel (Design 2016) and Courtney Clarke (Properties and Objects 2016) team up in The Inspection. A satirical-thriller about what your real estate agent might discover…
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01/18/2017 at 23:38. Facebook
Congratulations to the NIDA grads who have been announced as nominees for the Matilda Awards:

Best Male Actor
• Benhur Helwend (Bastard Territory – Queensland Theatre and JUTE Theatre Company)
• Matthew Backer (Switzerland – Queensland Theatre)

Best Supporting Male Actor
• Steven Tandy (Bastard Territory)

Best Female Actor
• Andrea Moor (Switzerland)

Best Supporting Female Actor
• Libby...
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Matilda Awards
01/18/2017 at 05:51. Facebook
Zombies take over! NIDA’s new CEO Kate Cherry and her zombie son after his Wounds, Bruises and Special Effects short course. We still have plenty of creative courses on offer this summer visit for more info.
01/15/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Congrats to the cast and creatives for the opening of STC’s The Present on Broadway! The Present is Cate Blanchett’s Broadway debut, and she shares the stage with fellow NIDA alumni Richard Roxburgh, David Downer, Eamon Farren, Jacqueline McKenzie, Brandon McClelland, Susan Prior and Toby Schmitz. Chookas for the rest of the season!

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01/13/2017. Facebook
Want to work at NIDA? We’re currently recruiting for the following positions:

Customer Service and Administration Assistant (SYD)
Course Manager – NIDA Corporate (SYD)
Client Engagement Manager – NIDA Melbourne

Applications close 16 January. For more information about the roles and to apply visit
01/12/2017. Facebook
Since graduating from Acting last year, Danny Ball, Callan Colley, Ross Walker and Ryan Morgan have been busy developing their new show #LADS, alongside fellow NIDA grads Charles Davis (Design) and Ethan Shepherd (Live Production and Technical Services). #LADS is a critical examination of the culture in which young men are raised in this country, and will be having its development showing at...
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01/11/2017. Facebook
NIDA MFA Directing grad Harriet Gillies brings her award winning Melbourne Fringe show ‘the internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too’ to PACT centre for emerging artists, playing now until Saturday 14 Jan, at 7pm. The show is an existential comic happening exploring surfing the internet as a performative act. Read more: [ Link ]

Surf the internet and eat pizza with two artists in this show at PACT Theatre
01/09/2017. Facebook
Catch NIDA grad Joel Jackson on stage in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Born Yesterday, opening this weekend.
01/08/2017. Facebook
Why is a strong voice in arts and culture necessary in regional Australia? Bunbury City Councillor Joel McGuinness shares why he was accepted into NIDA’s MFA Cultural Leadership.

Arts leadership course gives voice to regions
01/07/2017. Facebook
NIDA staff member Dr Ben Crisp has written and created the hilarious ‘Goober’. Watch the short series about a lovable, friendly but awkward Uber driver who tries to make friends with his passengers while taking advice from his Dad about wooing his crush, unsuspecting drive-thru attendant Wendy.
Watch the whole series (6 x 5 minute episodes) on ABC iView now: [ Link ]

ABC iview : Goober: Complete Series
01/06/2017. Facebook
NIDA Acting grad Thuso Lekwape talks acting and preparing for his role in Prize Fighter. Prize Fighter is the thrilling story of a former Congolese child solider who comes to Australia as a refugee and finds a passion and discipline in boxing. Opening tonight at Belvoir St Theatre as part of Sydney Festival, after a successful Brisbane season. Read more: [ Link ]
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Interview: Prize Fighter's Thuso Lekwape
01/05/2017. Facebook
How do you say the Australian national anthem with the accent of Barack Obama? Devon Terrell, the NIDA grad who plays the president in the movie ‘Barry’, talks us through.
Devon has also made it into the Herald Sun’s Aussie actors to watch in 2017. [ Link ]

Aussie stars to watch in 2017
01/04/2017. Facebook
NIDA Design graduate Kym Barrett has created the fantastical costumes and make-up for Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar-inspired show ‘Toruk’, which opens in L.A. this month. See the pictures: [ Link ]

Toruk' - Cirque du Soleil's Avatar-Inspired Show Heads to LA Jan 12-15
01/03/2017. Facebook
Get ready for 2017… We can reveal some of the plays for this year include:

• The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
• Child of the Dark Sun by Justin Fleming
• The Hypochondriac by Molière in a new version by Richard Bean with songs by Richard Thomas
• Eurydice & Orpheus words by Jane Montgomery Griffiths, conceived by Priscilla Jackman

More information about student productions will...
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12/31/2016. Facebook
Goodbye 2016! Have a great NYE everyone!
12/28/2016. Facebook
As the year comes to a close, here are some of the highlights from 2016. Enjoy!
12/26/2016. Facebook
Get serious about your creative potential and commit to an intensive part-time course in 2017.

NIDA Studio courses are 6–12 month courses on weekends in acting, screen acting, musical theatre, design, directing, filmmaking and writing. Classes are held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for adults 18 years+ and young people 15-18 years.

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NIDA Studio courses for adults and young people
12/24/2016. Facebook
Have you joined the 57% of Australians who love Christmas? Or are you one of the 24% who have been dreading today?

A new international study has some interesting insights… read more at [ Link ]

We hope you enjoy the holidays!

Global Study: 57% Of Aussies Say They Love Christmas
12/23/2016. Facebook
Need a last minute gift? Give the gift of drama with a NIDA Open gift voucher. Buy now at

NIDA Gift vouchers
12/23/2016. Facebook
What is your greatest lesson?
For Flashback Friday we remember when we asked this question at Open Day two years ago. Take these lessons with you into the New Year!