The Department of Education's The Arts Unit is proud to partner with NIDA to present the 2023 NSW Public Schools Drama Company performance.
NSW Public Schools Drama Company 2023 'The Wasps’ by Aristophanes
Produced by the NSW Department of Education's Arts Unit in association with NIDA.
Recommended for secondary students, The Wasps by Aristophanes is a wonderful introduction to Greek Theatre.
Director – Genevieve de Souza
Auditions for Drama Company 2023 are open to all NSW public school students who will be in Years 10, 11 or 12 next year. Auditions will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham in December 2022. No preparation is necessary.
5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday 7 December 2022
5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday 8 December 2022
Drama Company performs at NIDA in May each year and comprises students from Years 10 to 12 from public schools. This show is professionally directed and offer students the chance to work with tertiary and industry experts.
How to apply
Applications for Drama Company have now closed.
Weekly rehearsal times
If you are successful in obtaining a position in Drama Company, a full commitment to the program must be made.
Students will attend weekly rehearsals after school hours on Wednesdays and some Sundays at The Arts Unit, Lewisham.
Fees cover hire of regular tutors and industry professionals for intensive workshops, a Drama Ensemble t-shirt, and the sourcing and supply of costumes from professional designers for ensemble performances. Students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and/or accommodation if needed. All prices include GST.
- Drama Company $385.00
The NSW Drama Company will perform 'The Wasps' at NIDA in May 2023.
11:00 am Wednesday 10 May 2023
7:00 pm Wednesday 10 May 2023
11:00 am Thursday 11 May 2023
7:00 pm Thursday 11 May 2023
11:00 am Friday 12 May 2023
7:00 pm Friday 12 May 2023
All Drama Company members will be required at NIDA for technical rehearsals from Monday 8 May to Tuesday 9 May 2023.
About the Company
The NSW Drama Company is part of The Arts Unit Department of Education's drama ensemble program and extends performers selected by audition from NSW public schools.
In 2022 The Arts Unit partnered with Bell Shakespeare Company and NIDA to present 'Just Macbeth' by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.