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AT WHAT COST?

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AT WHAT
COST?

  • 29 Jan – 20 Feb 22 Upstairs Theatre
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
Archived

AT WHAT
COST?

By Nathan Maynard
Directed by Isaac Drandic

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 29 Jan – 20 Feb 22
  • Duration 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Accessibility
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  • Content warning

    At What Cost? discusses strong themes such as genocide and Aboriginal trauma, and mentions the names of Indigenous people who have died. The production also contains adult themes, a brief moment of nudity, suicide and the use of strong language, haze and natural fibres on stage.

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Truth, country and the blood in between.

Tasmania, now. Boyd’s got enough on his plate between simply making a living and his responsibilities to land and people.

But something’s happening. Every year more and more folk are claiming to be Palawa too. Folk no-one’s heard of until now, who haven’t been ‘round before. Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’? Who decides? And how?

If Boyd’s going to take everyone forward, they’re all going to have to go back, old mob or new, into the island’s knotty past. And they might not like what they find there.

This was rehearsed and bubbling when lockdown 2 hit, so we’ve had the pleasure of seeing this one in all its rehearsal room glory, and it’s exactly what we hoped for – earthy, sophisticated, occasionally provocative. Nathan was our 2019 Balnaves Fellow, and 2022 will at last give us a chance to show why we think he’s such a welcome voice. – Eamon

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TEAM

  • Nathan Maynard
    Writer and Associate Director
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    Nathan, is a Trawlwoolway, pakana man and writer & director from Lutruwita/Tasmania. Nathan’s first play, The Season, featured in the 2015 Yellamundie Festival, produced by Moogahlin Arts. In November 2016, Nathan finished a 15-week writer’s attachment with Blue Rocket animation, where he helped produce and direct a palawa kani (a Tasmanian Aboriginal language) episode of the award […]

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  • Isaac Drandic
    Director
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    Isaac is a Noongar man from the southwest of Western Australia. He is a highly sought-after dramaturg, actor, playwright, and director who specialises in new work by First Nations playwrights. He has directed for some of Australia’s leading theatre and opera companies including Belvoir Street, Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, LaBoite, ILBIJERRI and the Victorian […]

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  • Cast

  • Luke Carroll
    Boyd
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    Luke Carroll is a seasoned theatre, film and television performer. Stage credits include Capricornia, Conversations with the Dead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Dreamers, No Sugar and The Cake Man, for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award (Belvoir); Sunshine Super Girl (Performing Lines); Black Cockatoo (Ensemble Theatre); Appropriate, Black is the New White, The Harp in the South, […]

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  • Sandy Greenwood
    Nala
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    Sandy is a First Nations Actor, Writer, Producer and Cultural Consultant from the Dunghutti, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung tribes of New South Wales. She has a Bachelor of Theatre, (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology and has trained at The Atlantic Acting School in New York City, and The Groundlings in Los Angeles.   Sandy […]

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  • Alex Malone
    Gracie
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    Alex’s theatre credits include Before the Meeting (Seymour Centre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Lighthouse Girl (Black Swan State Theatre Company); Eurydice, Babes in The Woods and Threnody (The Old Fitz); Spring Awakening – The Musical (ATYP); A Little Piece of Ash, DNA and Youth and Destination (KXT) and Spectrum Now’s Orfeo Ed Euridice, directed by Shannon Murphy.Alex is about to appear in Kitty Green‘s feature film The Royal Hotel for See Saw films. […]

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  • Ari Maza Long
    Daniel
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    Ari graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2021 and a month later was on stage in Belvoir’s production of At What Cost? He has most recently appeared on stage in the Tracker tour (Australian Dance Theatre and Ilbijerri Theatre Company) and the Heart is a Wasteland tour (Ilbijerri Theatre Company). Born and […]

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  • Creatives

  • Jacob Nash
    Set Designer
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    Jacob’s a descendant of the Daly River people, West of Darwin and has spent the last 20 years living, working and creating across the Eora Nation. He graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2005. In 2010, he designed the set for OF EARTH AND SKY for Bangarra and received a Green Room Award for […]

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  • Keerthi Subramanyam
    Costume Designer and Set Realiser
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    Keerthi is a Sydney based set and costume designer for live performance and film. Keerthi is a National Institute of Dramatic Art, BFA (Design for Performance, 2019) graduate, and a member of the Australian Production Design Guild. Keerthi has designed set and costumes for Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, Chewing Gum […]

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  • Chloe Ogilvie
    Lighting Designer
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    Chloe Ogilvie is a Yamatji Nanda woman from Western Australia, where she graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Specializing in Lighting Design.  Chloe works mostly as a designer but has crossed over into other areas such as Production Management and Event Coordination. Chloe has been a resident Artist with Black Swan for […]

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  • Kelsey Lee
    Associate Lighting Designer
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    Kelsey is a lighting, set and costume designer for theatre and film. Lighting design credits include Blue (Belvoir), as associate lighting designer, A Room of One’s Own (Belvoir); Extinction of The Learned Response, Skyduck, Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25A); Sex Magick and Whitefella Yella Tree as co-designer(Griffin Theatre Company); Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare); Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified, A Letter for Molly, Killing Katie and Outdated (Ensemble Theatre); Queen Fatima (NTofP with Sydney Festival); April Aardvark (ATYP); Good Dog, If We […]

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  • Brendon Boney
    Composer
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    Brendon’s work includes At What Cost?, Belvior Theatre, The 7 Stages of Grieving, The Sydney Theatre Company- (Design Associate), Black Ties, Illbijerri Theatre- Musical Director & Composer, Winyanboga Yurringa, Black Cockatoo, Dubboo, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Gods of Wheat Street (ABC1), Redfern Now (SBS), Offspring (Network 10), Winners & Losers (Seven Network), Underbelly Chopper (The Nine […]

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  • David Bergman
    Sound Designer
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    David is a video, music and sound designer for theatre, dance, opera, installation, and film. Theatre credits include: composer and sound designer for Scenes from the Climate Era, sound designer for Into the Woods, video designer for Blue, co-sound designer for Packer and Sons (Belvoir); video designer for Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr […]

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  • Peter Matheson
    Dramaturgical Consultant
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    Since becoming a freelance dramaturg in 2002, Peter Matheson has assessed scripts and/or worked dramaturgically with most of the major mainstage (as well as many smaller) theatre companies and all the assessment agencies in Australia. He has taught playwrighting, handled residencies, facilitated development programs and tutored in organizations from tertiary institutions through to enthusiastic amateurs. […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Intimacy and Fight Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning movement director, fight and intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA/MEAA stunt performer and actor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Selected theatre credits include: for Belvoir St Theatre, Holding the Man, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, […]

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  • Ren Kenward
    Production Manager
  • Natalie Moir
    Stage Manager
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    Natalie is a graduate of WAAPA. Belvoir: CURSED!; The Dance of Death; Mr Burns(with STCSA); The Events (with STCSA & Malthouse Theatre); Ruby’s Wish. Sydney Theatre Company: The Testament of Mary; The Father (with MTC); Lethal Indifference; Saint Joan; Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Mosquitoes, Lord Of The Flies; Black Is The New White (2019 Tour). Griffin Theatre: Gloria. […]

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  • Jen Jackson
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Jen Jackson (she/her) is a Korean-Australian stage manager, living and working on Gadigal land, with a particular passion for new Australian work and a commitment to diversity in theatre. After attending UNSW in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Theatre & Performance, she continued her studies at NIDA with a degree in Technical Theatre & […]

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  • Brooke Kiss
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    For Belvoir, Brooke has worked as an Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) on Barbara and the Camp Dogs 2019 Tour, Stage Manager on Bliss, ASM on Sami In Paradise, rehearsal Stage Manager on Barbara and the Camp Dogs and ASM cover on Mr Burns. Brooke’s previous roles for other theatre companies include the following For Sydney Theatre Company; ASM on Playing Beatie Bow, Rules […]

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        This is an archive page. Click here to view the 2023 production page of At What Cost?.