Congratulations to NIUSIA by a ry presentation, who are the winners of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Market Ready Award supported by Regional Arts Victoria.
View all the award winners here
Niusia was a Holocaust survivor. Her granddaughter, Beth, only remembers an angry, dying woman. She’s ready to learn her stories, but what she discovers is all the questions she didn’t know existed and wasn’t allowed to ask.
Through NIUSIA, Beth weaves memories, handed-down stories, and interviews in an attempt to reconcile her own mixed cultural inheritance and comprehend her grandmother’s complex legacy. It examines the precarity of identity, and the haphazard cultural legacy second, third, and fourth generation immigrants are handed.
We are looking forward to working with them to get this moving story on the road.