Following the retirement of two iconic figures, John Clark and Elizabeth Butcher, for forty years director and general manager of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, new management has taken radical steps to direct the vision and skills of the staff and students to new challenges for the new century. Are they succeeding? What is being achieved and what lost? Emotion has been high along the way as long-term mentors have been summarily dismissed. What new opportunities have been embraced? Why the secrecy? Chris Puplick examines the fallout and predicts the way forward.
Changing Times at NIDA