My Urrwai

Written by Ghenoa Gela | Directed by Rachael Maza

My Urrwai

By Ghenoa Gela
19 January 2018 - 30 August 2019

National Tour 

28 March 2019 – 30 August 2019

Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show.

This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day.

Ghenoa is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.

My Urrwai, supported by stellar team including director Rachael Maza and dramaturg Kate Champion, is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.

 

My Urrwai is an absorbing, swiftly-moving, well-judged performance piece that sparks with intelligence

          Time Out Sydney

 

It’s not so much a coming of age story of a young woman; it’s more of a coming of age story of all of us, and how far we have to go in our understanding of the First Peoples.
Ghenoa knows herself; it’s the rest of us as a nation that have the growing up to do.

           On The Town

SHOW CREDITS

Creator/Performer Ghenoa Gela
Director Rachael Maza
Dramaturg & Movement Consultan Kate Champion
Composer Ania Reynolds
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin

Production and Stage Manager Liz Young

 

Produced by Performing Lines
in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

 

TOUR DETAILS 

 

Written by Ghenoa Gela | Directed by Rachael Maza

My Urrwai

By Ghenoa Gela
19 January 2018 - 30 August 2019

 

Belvoir | Sydney Festival

19 January 2018 – 4 February 2018

 

Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show.

My Urrwai is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.

 

SHOW CREDITS

Creator/Performer Ghenoa Gela
Director Rachael Maza
Dramaturg & Movement Consultan Kate Champion
Composer Ania Reynolds
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin


A Belvoir and Performing Lines co-production, presented in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Sydney Festival.’


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