“Invigoratingly irreverent, driven by an unflinching lifelong passion for justice, it makes absorbing theatre. It’s a warts and all presentation, and often hilarious.”
Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes
“If his ego is epic, as his opponents allege, so is his story.”
Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. From the frontlines of black activism to the halls of mainstream culture, he presents a colourful personal history and a dissident narrative of an Australian half-century.
For more than forty years, Gary Foley has been deeply involved in the continuing struggle against foreign invasion. As activist, academic and actor, he’s been one of the key figures in ensuring that the Aboriginal experience is not written out of this land’s history.
Having spent decades spinning the yarns of black Australia, both past and present, he now uses his well-honed skills as troublemaker, teacher and teller of tales to bring his experiences to the stage in an explosive event that weaves his extraordinary life around the major happenings that have shaped modern Australia.
Entertaining and challenging, Foley is as much personal narrative as it is an account of an untold Australian history. From land rights to native title, from treaty to reconciliation, from the referendum to the embassy, from black power to black pride, Foley, with characteristic black humour, chronicles his life and times in what promises to be an engrossing tale of resistance and tenacity.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are advised that footage used in the performance contains images of people who are now deceased.
DIRECTOR Rachael Maza
CODEVISORS Gary Foley & Jon Hawkes
LIGHTING AND AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN Danny Pettingill
AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN Peter Worland
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Emily Barrie
SOUND DESIGN Anna Liebzeit
RESEARCH Edwina Howell
PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT: Bluebottle
PRODUCTION MANAGER Frog Peck
STAGE MANAGER Blair Hart
PHOTOS Steven Rhall
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