AT WHAT COST?

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AT WHAT
COST?

  • 25 May – 8 Jul 23 Multiple Venues
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes (No Interval)
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AT WHAT
COST?

National Tour

Writer and Associate Director Nathan Maynard
Directed by Isaac Drandic

  • Venue Multiple Venues
  • Dates 25 May – 8 Jul 23
  • Duration 1 hour and 45 minutes (No Interval)
  • 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.

On this page you’ll find the details of the At What Cost? national tour. If you’re looking for the Belvoir St Theatre season, head to this page.

The provocative hit of Belvoir’s 2022 returns for a national tour.

Tasmania, now.

Boyd has been walking a tightrope for years – balancing responsibilities to Land and People with the simple business of making a living.

But there’s something happening, he can sniff it in the wind. Every year more and more folk are showing up claiming to be palawa too. No one’s heard of them until now… Where has this missing mob been all these years? Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’? Who decides? And how?

If Boyd’s going to take everyone forward together, they’re 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.

We’re proud of At What Cost? and pleased to bring it back with the original cast before it goes on a national tour – if you missed out here’s your second chance. Nathan Maynard’s story of Country and competing histories opened some eyes and set off a few arguments. We loved its oomph, and how it asked us all to think about a very contemporary Australian issue. – 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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  • 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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  • Chloë Dallimore
    Intimacy Director
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    Chloë is internationally trained and accredited as an Intimacy Coordinator by Ita O’Brien of Intimacy on Set (UK).  She is currently working on “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” starring Sigourney Weaver, the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill”, as well as productions for Netflix, Warner Bros, Fremantle, Ch9 and Ch10.  Recent credits include Netflix’s “Pieces […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight and Movement 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, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, The Jungle and […]

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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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  • 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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  • Steph Storr
    Stage Manager
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    Stephanie is a proud Biripi woman from Newcastle, New South Wales living and working on Gadigal land. Stephanie has worked in all aspects of Stage Management across dance, theatre, film, corporate events and live performance, with a strong focus on Indigenous storytelling. Stephanie started her career as the Indigenous Production Trainee at Bangarra Dance theatre […]

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  • Mia Kanzaki
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Mia Kanzaki is a Sydney based stage manager who is passionate about diverse stories and inclusive practices in the arts. She is a graduate of WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage Management). As Stage Manager, her credits include Tiddas (Belvoir) and The Face of Jizo (Red Line Productions). As Assistant Stage Manager, her credits include Blessed Union, the At What Cost? National […]

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