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The Score

THE SCORE  is a short play with big energy full of highs and some pretty common challenges, set at the scene of a football knockout carnival. It’s all about football, friends, hook-ups and sexual health. The story starts with Billy, a champion local footballer. On the night before the big game he hooks up Sam, […]

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Goodbye Aunty Flo

Meet Flo, the unwelcome Aunty everyone complains about, but who we depend on for our very existence.  You would think we’d be proud of this most significant Tidda - keeper of our divine feminine power - but we hide her away and talk about her in whispers, especially later on when she stops turning up […]

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Gurr Era Op

Written by Genoa Gela and produced by Force Majeure in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company  Award-winning Torres Strait Island choreographer and performer Ghenoa Gela collaborates with Sydney’s renowned physical theatre company Force Majeure and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, to develop this dance-theatre work, now in its third year of development, focusing on the impact of climate change […]

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Tracker

Written by Daniel Riley and presented by Bureau of Works in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company who commissioned the work. TRACKER, a multidisciplinary work by Wiradjuri choreographer and director, Daniel Riley, explores the life and story of his Great-Great Uncle Alec ‘Tracker’ Riley, a Wiradjuri Elder from Dubbo NSW, who served the NSW Police Force […]

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Blackstage

BlackStage is a development program offering the opportunity for mentoring in all aspects of theatre production such as set and costume design, lighting, sound, production management, touring and theatre direction. BlackStage matches emerging First Nations theatre practitioners with an interest in a creative role and/or technical theatre with skilled mentors. Each participant is given a […]

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Ilbijerri Footprints

Footprints is a new  ILBIJERRI’s program designed to support independent artists.  Our highly experienced staff and creatives are often available to assist during the development process of new independent works, to write letters of support, assist with artist and emerging producer contracts, and funding application feedback.  In 2021, Rachael Maza undertook the director role in […]

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Artist development programs

ILBIJERRI is committed to growing a sustainable and vibrant First Nations arts ecology and is investing in the next generation of First Nations theatre makers and industry professionals.  We take seriously our role as cultural leaders, continuing to make work that speaks to the truth of this country, celebrating the extraordinary resilience and strength of […]

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BlackWrights

BlackWrights is ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s writers’ and dramaturg development program aimed at bringing new First Nations work to the stages of Australia.  A NEW ERA OF BLACKWRIGHTS AWAITS YOUR STORY SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST IN ILBIJERRI'S NEW BLACKWRIGHTS SCRIPT COMMISSION PROGRAM  Under the leadership of Creative Associate, Amy Sole, BlackWrights will hold four dramatic works through the […]

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ILBIJERRI Ensemble

The ILBIJERRI Ensemble is an artist development program open to Australian First Nations emerging theatre practitioners, young people and community members aged 15+.  Participants have the opportunity to learn new skills; collaborate with emerging and established First Nations theatre artists and build industry networks and career pathways. Running since 2018, ILBIJERRI’s Ensemble program has been […]

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Education

ILBIJERRI caters well to individuals with an identified interest in a career in the arts, with programs for early engagement, skills development, mentoring and professional opportunities, right through to executive leadership training.  We are very aware of the much needed resource of First Nations perspectives in primary, secondary and tertiary level education settings - and […]

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