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A journey of loss, grief, growth and resilience, Joel Bray brings Daddy to Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. A strong Wiradjuri artist, Bray performs an enthralling story of his cultural and sexual identity and how he navigates the world, connected to those who came before. Daddy will show at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Rehearsal Room. This […]

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Lights, camera, action! The iconic Bran Nue Dae is returning to the stage, 30 years since its debut in 1990. The play is kicking off a national tour at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta as part of Sydney Festival. Recognised as Australia’s first Aboriginal stage musical, Bran Nue Dae was created by Jimmy Chi in collaboration […]

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Yuwaalaraay woman, renowned Stiff Gins’ musician, and playwright, Nardi Simpson, presents Black Drop Effect to the Sydney Festival this month. Presented by Sydney Festival and Bankstown Arts Centre, the enthralling and immersive Black Drop Effect confronts its audiences with questions about Country, community and connection in response to the 250th anniversary of Cook landing in […]

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Please note, this story contains the name of someone who has died. Wickedly funny and packed with poignant political and social commentary, Nakkiah Lui’s Black is the New White is a play designed to swirl complicated questions of humanity around the head while flooding the theatre with laughter. Black is the New White, written by […]

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Before Marlanie Haerewa came down to Perth from her hometown in the Kimberley, Derby, she felt a lot of shame around wanting to be involved with performing arts. “Ever since I was a little girl, there was a lot of, ‘Oh too shame to do this, too shame to do that,’” Ms Haerewa said. “We […]

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