Our school production for 2022 is Cosi by Louis Nowra. Cosi is a famous Australian play and film.
It is about a twenty-something Australian man who has trouble holding down a job, and his latest venture is to direct a play; an effort that is encouraged by his best friend Nick and his lover Lucy. Only he’s not a very good director, and this isn’t an ordinary production.
His task is to helm an offbeat adaptation of the Mozart opera,`Così fan tutte’, that will be performed by the patients at a psychiatric hospital.
Auditions took place during Term 4 in 2021, and we have been rehearsing during Term 1, on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
The really interesting thing about rehearsals is that we have had to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. So for the first five weeks of term, the rehearsals were held outdoors.
Fortunately, after that, we were able to move indoors onto the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) stage, when restrictions eased across NSW. This really helped us, as it rained so often, and we pushed ahead with rehearsals, finally on a stage!
I’d like to welcome the following staff members who joined our production team at the beginning of the year, Ms Colette Brus and Ms Stephanie Falk.
Next term, we build up to our big production week in the PAC from June 7-9.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for the show.
Tickets will be available via our website in Term 2.
Ms Alison Jinga
Head of Drama
Producer of Cosi 2022