Drama Company

Years 10 to 12

The Department of Education's The Arts Unit is proud to partner with NIDA to present the 2023 NSW Public Schools Drama Company performance.

The Wasps

The Wasps

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.


Based on the work by Aristophanes
Directed by Genevieve de Souza

"There’s a monster trapped in there. Can you guess what it is?"

In a devised reimagining of the Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, 'The Wasps' examines what it means to be obsessed in the buzzing landscape of internet culture. Trapped by a tyrannical overlord in a house with no wifi, Tomoti must find a way to escape and reconnect with his friends. Meanwhile, his friends prepare to free him by wielding their own weapon: the sting of the comment section. Through farcical elements and transformational ensemble work, 'The Wasps' explores whether or not misdirection might just be its own form of tyranny.



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Performance dates

The NSW Drama Company will perform 'The Wasps' at NIDA in May 2023.
The performance duration is approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

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.


Tickets are now on sale.

Adults $30
Student $20

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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. Just Macbeth Creative resource now available.



2022 Drama Company photo gallery

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