Besties Niarra and Te Umuroa are out playing in the bush. Just another day in paradise – until they glimpse what can only be the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger.
Dodging hunters, Niarra and Te Umuroa set sail for Aotearoa to hide their new friend. But hunters aren’t the only ones on this Tiger’s tail. They’ll have to outwit Māori gods and palawa spirits to save their furry friend.
Co-written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (palawa) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), Hide the Dog is a truly trans-Tasman creation. This world premiere production from Tasmania Performs is directed by Isaac Drandic (Noongar) on a spectacular set by Māori designer Jane Hakaraia.
Intrepid young explorers will delight in this celebration of adventure, friendship and the power of culture – wherever you find it.
Runtime: 60 mins
Access to all levels of the Centre is via lift and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Accessible parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and is a short distance to the Seymour Centre entrance.
Hearing loops are located in the Everest and York Theatres. Optimal seats in the York Theatre are seats located in the centre block of the seating chart.
Warning – this performance contains smoke, strobe lights and haze effects.
Recommended for ages 8+
Co-Writer Nathan Maynard (palawa)
Co-Writer Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar)
Set Designer Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Sound Designer and Cultural Advisor Maaka McGregor (Māori)
Lighting Designer Mark Howett (Noongar)
AV Designer Keith Deverell
Costume Designer Sabio Evans
Assistant Director and Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (palawa)
Associate Designer and Design palawa Guide Denni Proctor (palawa)
Melodie Reynolds-Diarra (Wangkathaa)
Reuben Hohepa Butler (Māori)
Tibian Wyles (Girramay and Kalkadoon)
Zak Thomas Martin (Māori)
Najwa Adams- Ebel (Birri-Gubba)
Additional Cultural Advisor Maakarita Paku
Production/Stage Manager Simon Rush
Technical Operator Rory Grinham
Producer Annette Downs
Photo: Denni Proctor
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Ten Days on the Island, Brisbane Festival, Rising and Sydney Festival.
Other supporters include Arts Tasmania, Tim Minchin, Terrapin, Theatre Royal and Alive Technologies.
Creative Development Supporters: Taki Rua, Creative NZ, Ilbijerri Theatre, Capital E, Bryony Anderson, anonymous PAC conference delegates and Terrapin.
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