'Infidelity and Enlightenment'
by Lauren Bonner
Crew roles available:
● Graphic Designer
● Set Designer
● Lighting Designer
● Sound Designer
● Assistant Producer
● Assistant Stage Manager
● Lighting Operator
● Sound Operator
Please email your submission of interest to
and address the following
- Name, age, contact details, study status (UNSW, USYD, not studying, etc.)
- Experience within NUTS/theatre/other artistic endeavours (includes school, personal projects, etc.)
- Brief explanation about your interest in selected positions
Sam is married to Harry because she knows he loves her, she’s having an affair with her student Milo because she knows he lusts after her, and she wants to end it because she knows his girlfriend Jessica will kill her. When they all convene in her lounge room, Sam only knows one thing: an explanation is in order.
Infidelity and Enlightenment is a high energy, one act comedy with elements of farce and absurdity. Throw in arguments and confessions over mortality, mistrust, and of course, a good old fashioned cuckolding, and you’ve got a razor sharp commentary on the quiet horrors of aging.
The production of this play offers up a unique opportunity for actors and crew members alike to workshop an entirely new piece. Working with myself as both writer as director offers an insight into the machinations and characterisations of the script previously unseen in NUTS.
Inversely, performers would have the opportunity to improve and build upon the script, ultimately forming the final draft of the play.
As a director, I would like to focus on the nuance within the play - allowing the darker themes to have their moments within the comedy. The play’s contemporary, domestic setting should provide a familiar backdrop for an audience to relate to, and hopefully ask questions of themselves, and their relationships. Infidelity and Enlightenment depicts the real fallout that occurs when individuals give in to their baser desires, and therefore as a director it will be of great importance to find the balance between fantasy and reality through the actors performances, and the production as a whole.