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The Legacy: A celebration of the Old Tote Theatre Co. (FREE)

The Legacy : a celebration of the Old Tote Theatre Company

"The Old Tote Theatre Company (1963–1978) began as the standing acting and theatre company of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was the precursor to the Sydney Theatre Company.[1] It was one of the leading Australian theatre companies of the period, and began in a converted tin shed on the campus of University of New South Wales in Sydney. The theatre building itself is now known as the Figtree Theatre, at UNSW."

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Join us for an afternoon of theatre discussions, playreadings and for the opening of an exhibition about the Old Tote Theatre Company. Even if you can't make it for the whole day, perhaps some of the forums or the readings will be of interest to you ? Just turn up on the day and contact me by phone to find members of the group....i will send an email out with my phone number later on.

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Here is the schedule of events for the day.

1pm - 2.30pm WELCOME by Lynne Williams (Director/CEO of NIDA) & PANEL DISCUSSION: The Old Tote . Chair: Tom Wright. Speakers: Ron Haddrick And Jennifer Hagan, at the Parade Theatre

2.30pm - 2.45pm - Interval

2.45pm - 3.45pm - READINGS:
At Least You Get Something Out Of That, By Rodney Milgate
What If You Died Tomorrow By David Williamson
The Legend Of King O’Malley By Michael Boddy And Robert Ellis
at Parade Theatre

3.45pm - 4.15pm - OFFICIAL OPENING OF EXHIBITION: John Clark, in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer

4.15pm - 4.30pm - Tea And Coffee Served in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer

4.30pm - 6.00pm - PANEL DISCUSSION: Legacy Of The Tote – Looking From The Past To The Future. Chair: Chris Summers
Speakers: Ralph Myers, Lee Lewis, Andrew Upton And Lynne Williams, in the Parade Theatre

6.00pm - 6.15pm - Interval - in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer

6.15pm - 7.00pm READINGS:
Big Toys By Patrick White
This Old Man Comes Rolling Home By Dorothy Hewitt
In the Parade Theatre

7.00pm - 8.00pm CELEBRATORY DRINKS in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer

Hope to see you there!

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  • Daphne

    It was a fantastic day! Full of readings, interesting discussions and great actor spotting.
    Thank you Niall.

    March 10, 2013

  • Ron Lee The Corporate N.

    I worked at the Old Tote after I left NIDA in the 1970s, so it will be interesting to catch up.

    March 8, 2013

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