‘The Commuter’ impresses at Short+Sweet Sydney

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Geoff Sirmai, Adam O’Brien, Charlotte Connor and Nik Nikitenko (front) star in Trevar Chilver’s ‘The Commuter’ directed by Luke Berman

The Commuter – written by Canberra playwright Trevar Chilver impressed audience and judges at week four of Sydney’s Short+Sweet – the world’s largest short play festival at the King Street Theatre, Newtown.

Directed by Black Box Theatre’s Luke Berman, The Commuter starred Adam O’Brien, Geoff Sirmai, Charlotte Connor (assistant director) and the very talented and adorable Nik Nikitenko who turned 9 years old during rehearsals.

The Commuter received recognition at the week’s presentation evening, being awarded runner up best production behind the incredible The Sum of Your Experience and third most popular play as voted by the audience. Congratulations to all!


Review from Sydney Arts Guide Review by Bronwyn Fullerton

” “The Commuter”, cleverly written by Trevar Chilver and directed with energy and humour by Luke Berman, involves a chance meeting between a commuter on his way home, a mysterious young boy, his mother and an annoying American tourist.  The commuter (played with warm honesty by Adam O’Brien) confides wholeheartedly in the audience about his conflicting thoughts, fears and racism, whilst juggling with his intruders, the lost young boy (played by the talented Nik Nikitenko), and the funny, camera hugging tourist (played hilariously by Geoff Sirmai).  ”

Click here to read the full review on week 4, Short+Sweet Sydney Top 80

Click here to check out Short+Sweet Sydney’s website

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