At What Cost?

Archived

At What
Cost?

  • 7 Aug – 5 Sep 21 Upstairs Theatre
Archived

At What
Cost?
Postponed

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 7 Aug – 5 Sep 21
  • Supported by
    • The Balnaves Foundation

This is the 2021 archive page. Click here to view the 2023 production page of At What Cost?

A robust, clear eyed and provocative new Palawa story.

Tasmania, now.

Boyd’s got enough on his plate between keeping a young family together 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 one will get everyone talking. It’s robust, clear-eyed and asks provocative questions. We’re pleased to introduce our 2019 Balnaves Fellow Nathan Maynard to Belvoir audiences. But I suspect we’ll be hearing a great deal more from him in years to come. – Eamon Flack

TEAM

  • Nathan Maynard
    Writer
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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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  • Guy Simon
    Daniel
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    Guy Simon is a proud Birripi, Worimi, Waddi Waddi and Walbunga man and is the 2024 Balnaves Fellowship recipient. His theatre credits include: My Brilliant Career (Belvoir), Jasper Jones (Belvoir- Return Season & NSW Tour,) The Visitors (STC), Jacky (MTC), The Tempest (STC), White Yella Tree (Griffin Theatre Company), The Return (Malthouse Theatre), Grand Horizons […]

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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
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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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  • Luke McGettigan
    Stage Manager
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    Luke is Belvoir’s Resident Stage Manager. For Belvoir, he has stage managed Holding the Man, Master and Margarita, The Weekend, Scenes from the Climate Era, Blessed Union, The Jungle and the Sea, Tell Me I’m Here, Opening Night, The Boomkak Panto, Stop Girl, My Brilliant Career, A Room of One’s Own, Packer & Sons, Things […]

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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?.