WHICH WAY HOME

PRESENTED BY ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY

WHICH WAY HOME

Touring nationally in 2018

A road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making

Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.

It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home.

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company tells stories about what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today. Infused with humour and heart WHICH WAY HOME draws on writer Katie Beckett’s own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father.

65mins (no interval)


WHICH WAY HOME is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Originally developed with the support of the City of Darebin, The Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Government Indigenous Languages & Arts Program & Playwriting Australia.

SHOW CREDITS

Writer Katie Beckett

Director Rachael Maza

Performers Katie Beckett & Kamahi Djordon King

Sound Designer Mark Coles Smith

Set & Costume Designer Emily Barrie

Lighting Designer Nik Pajanti

Dramaturge Jane Bodie

Stage Manager Kellie Jayne Chambers

 

REVIEWS

“The writing is perfectly pitched between humour and pathos and all throughout the dialogue has bite and texture.” ★★★★ – Owen Richardson, The Age, 2016


“The way the characters transform, revealing more and more of themselves up to the final moments is handled beautifully, with smooth transitions into and out of the past.  This is not a show of high drama emotions; apart from a few flashes of exasperation or anger, it is a quiet study of two characters that draws you into them and makes you care.”Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers, 2016


“It takes two powerful actors to hold an audience in the palm of their hands, when all there is on set are two people and a few crates, and this they did.”Jen Lwin, Weekend Notes, 2016

PRODUCTION HISTORY

11 January – 5 February 2017, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Festival


24 August – 3 September 2016, Northcote Town Hall

2018 National Tour Dates & Venues

Victoria South Australia Western Australia Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Queensland

 


Victoria

24 – 26 May 2018, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray VIC

29 May 2018, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC

30 May 2018, Riverlinks Westside, Shepparton VIC

31 May 2018, Altona Theatre, Altona VIC

1 June 2018, The Bowery Theatre, St Albans VIC

5 June 2018, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC

6 June 2018, Esso BHP Billiton Entertainment Centre, Sale VIC

7 June 2018, Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, Bairnsdale VIC

13 June 2018, Capital Theatre, Bendigo VIC

14 June 2018, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston VIC

15 June 2018, Bunjil Place Theatre, Narre Warren VIC

16 June 2018, The Potato Shed, Drysdale VIC

19 – 20 June 2018, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park VIC

21 June 2018, Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds VIC

23 June 2018, The Lighthouse, Warnambool VIC

7 July 2018, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC


South Australia

29 June 2018, Centenary Hall, Goolwa SA

30 June 2018, Chaffey Theatre, Renmark SA

3 July 2018, Nautilus Theatre, Port Lincoln SA

5 July 2018, Marion Cultural Centre, Marion SA

6 July 2018, The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, Onkaparinga SA


Western Australia

11 July 2018, Cummins Theatre, Merredin WA

13 July 2018, Bunbury Entertainment Centre WA

14 July 2018, Albany Entertainment Centre WA


Australian Capital Territory

18 July 2018, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT


New South Wales

19 July 2018, Orange Civic Playhouse, Orange NSW

21 July 2018, Newcastle Civic Playhouse, Newcastle NSW

24 July – 4 August 2018, Seymour Centre, Sydney NSW


Queensland

8 – 11 August 2018, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD

14 August 2018, Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns QLD

16 August 2018, Moncreiff Entertainment Centre, Moncreiff QLD

18 August 2018, Maleny Community Centre, Maleny QLD