Theatre World Premiere Belarus / Australia

FRI 28 SEPTEMBER—SUN 21 OCTOBER

Trustees

Comissioned and presented with Malthouse Theatre

Buy tickets Eligible for package discount.

$45—$72 | The Coopers Malthouse

★★★★★ If there is only one piece of theatre you see this year, make it Trustees.

THEATRE PEOPLE

In a major policy shift, the government has announced a moratorium on funding for performing arts organisations Australia-wide. The Trustees of Melbourne’s fictional Lone Pine Theatre Company gather to assess the damage—but what dark clouds might rise from the ashes?

Amid the chatter and outrage and belligerence of public conversation lies a void: the Great Australian Silence. What are we afraid of hearing? Who are we afraid will say it? Political theatre outlaws Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin of Belarus Free Theatre have conceived an explosive new work with some extraordinary Australian performers: Tammy Anderson, Natasha Herbert, Niharika Senapati, Hazem Shammas, and Daniel Schlusser.

Who is meant to have an opinion in modern Australia? Maybe it’s best you don’t answer that.

Recommended for ages 18+. Contains adult themes and nudity.


A collaboration with the Directors of Belarus Free Theatre

A scorching piece of theatre: uncompromising, urgent and angry.

FINANCIAL TIMES (for Burning Doors)

Belarus Free Theatre mercilessly demolishes Australia’s cultural debate

THE CONVERSATION
Writers
Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin (directors of Belarus Free Theatre) with Daniel Schlusser and the cast
Director
Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin
Featuring
Tammy Anderson, Natasha Herbert, Daniel Schlusser, Niharika Senapati and Hazem Shammas
Set & Costume Design
Romanie Harper
Translation
Daniella Philipenkova
Dramaturg
Mark Pritchard

PHOTO | Zan Wimberley

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