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A large-scale musical theatre experience mapping the journey of Roebuck Bay’s migratory shorebirds took over the shores of Roebuck Bay on the weekend. The Shorebird Quest fused musical theatre, Yawuru country knowledge, and puppetry, to celebrate the bay’s migratory birds. A team of 15 co-wrote the script, including staff from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, […]

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Death, grief, trauma, humanity and hope will detonate on the stage in the coming-of-age story Man with the Iron Neck, performed by Australia’s premier physical theatre company Legs on the Wall, and soon to be showcased at the 2019 Adelaide Festival. The vivid performance examines a small AFL-mad community in central west NSW. Man with […]

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Sandy Greenwood’s play Matriarch celebrates the strength, resilience and beauty of Aboriginal women, drawing on 100-years of Australian history through her family’s eyes. Matriarch—a tale of extreme adversity and survival—will be performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and has been nominated for two Greenroom Awards. Greenwood, a Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti and Bundjalung woman, brings herself to the […]

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A stage show celebrating the life of Australia’s first Indigenous United Nations’ worker, traditional owner and Yidinji elder Henrietta Marrie, will feature at this year’s giant Woodford Folk Festival on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Jute Theatre Company’s production of Bukal was last week announced as part of the program for the festival which runs from December […]

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On July 12, 1979 the US space station Skylab crashed to earth over the small West Australian town of Esperance, creating one of the most bizarre chapters in the town’s history and leaving a lasting impression on actor Melodie Reynolds-Diarra. Reynolds-Diarra was just a tot living with her family in the town, 713kms south of […]

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