By Tanya Saracho

Jul 27 — Aug 5, 2023

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Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
FADE ★★★★
Australian Premiere
By Tanya Saracho
Directed by Jeneffa Soldatic

A witty and insightful look into work, life, the dynamics of power, class and race and the manipulation of status as a minority.

Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, feeling out of place in the male and white writing room, she quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As he shares his stories, similar plots begin to find their way into Lucia’s TV scripts.

An observation on making it as an outsider and how far you’ll go for success.

★★★★ Any culture which seeks to dominate, to bully and demand compliance, deserves to be challenged. To be dissected and exposed. TheNational Theatre of Parramatta’s programme to support such work is to be lauded and supported. – Theatre Now

With themes of inequality, insensitivity, racism, drugs, abuse and the power of self-belief, ‘Fade’ is a powerful play. – Absolute Theatre

★★★★ Insightful drama with comedy, brought vividly to life – Sydney Arts Guide

A profound critique of affirmative action and show business culture. – Artshub

Thursday 27 July 2023 at 8pm – Preview
Friday 28 July 2023 at 8pm – Preview
Saturday 29 July 2023 at 8pm – Opening Night 

Wednesday 2 August 2023 at 8pm
Friday 4 August 2023 at 8pm
Saturday 5 August 2023 at 2:30pm
Saturday 5 August 2023 at 8pm


Warning: Contains strobe lighting, coarse language & themes of domestic violence (not depicted).


Playwright Tanya Saracho
Director Jeneffa Soldatic

Caspar Hardaker
Camila Ponte Alvarez

Costume Designer Rita Naidu
Set Designer Melanie Liertz
Sound Designer Daniel Herten
Lighting Designer Jasmine Rizk
Dialect Coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Advisory Content

Contains strobe lighting, coarse language & themes of domestic violence (not depicted).

Please contact our box office for more details if required.

If Fade raises any concerns for you following the performance, support is available at Lifeline (lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14) and Beyond Blue (beyondblue.org.au or 1300 224 636) or consider speaking to your local GP.