★★★★★ If there is only one piece of theatre you see this year, make it Trustees.
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.
Belarus Free Theatre mercilessly demolishes Australia’s cultural debate
- Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin (directors of Belarus Free Theatre) with Daniel Schlusser and the cast
- Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin
- Tammy Anderson, Natasha Herbert, Daniel Schlusser, Niharika Senapati and Hazem Shammas
- Set & Costume Design
- Romanie Harper
- Daniella Philipenkova
- Mark Pritchard
PHOTO | Zan Wimberley