WHICH WAY HOME
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.
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
“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
11 January – 5 February 2017, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Festival
24 August – 3 September 2016, Northcote Town Hall