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Songlines of a Mutti Mutti Man

“This is personal and emotional – this is truth in theatre, there is no fourth wall, no stepping back, and no veil of detachment. This is theatre as personal, as real, as cultural, as family, as community as you will ever see” Michelle Evans, Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts, VCA “I’m eleven […]

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The Dirty Mile

Walk through Fitzroy’s Indigenous history and experience Indigenous peoples’ strong and continuing historical, cultural and emotional connection to this place – from its Woiwurrung beginnings right up to the here and now. Follow Doug Nicholls to footy training, listen to his sermon, meet our Returned Soldiers, our female WW2 munitions workers, Atherton Estate locals before […]

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HEADHUNTER is the story of two Indigenous young people, Gina and Rick, who are in a car and on the road. Since Grandma passed away they have a few things to sort out and a couple of secrets they are not willing to share. A lot can happen when you’re in the middle of an […]

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Natives getting funny

In 2004 Tony Briggs initiated a relationship between ILBIJERRI and Melbourne International Comedy Festival to develop comedy skills for Indigenous writers and performers. We figured we’ve aired a lot of important sad stories, and while it’s imperative to keep telling them – can’t we also have a bit of fun? So we put five blakfellas […]

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7 Deadly Gins

ILBIJERRI’s Artistic Director Kylie Belling workshopped this play with women from the Deer Park Indigenous Women's Collective over eight months, alongside actor Tammy Anderson, dancer Eva-Jo Edwards, and musician and broadcaster Kutcha Edwards. The project was developed out of the Education Program within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and empowered the women to explore their […]

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What do you do when you meet your mother for the first time in 26 years? Shake her hand? Give her a hug? Do I show her me footy trophies and me school reports? Will she feel like my mother? I don’t even know what having a mother feels like… STOLEN told the stories of […]

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Rainbows End

Writer Jane Harrison Director Wesley Enoch Performers Beryl Booth, Pauline Whyman, Tammy Clarkson & Gareth Ellis Set and Costume Designer Christina Smith Lighting Designer Marko Resoindeck Sound Designer David Franzke

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Shrunken Iris

A hard hitting new work by an award winning writer Alexia is a 22 year old drug addict determined to make it clean and make it home.  As she waits for the train we are taken to the depths of her experiences and addictions. SHRUNKEN IRIS brings a young emerging voice to our stage. This […]

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BLAK Inside: 6 Indigenous Victorian Plays

BLAK INSIDE presented an opportunity for six playwrights to have their work staged, for numerous Indigenous actors to work professionally and for Indigenous directors to try their hand with Indigenous works shows the breadth of skills amongst Victorian Indigenous theatre practitioners. It was a hugely significant season for Victorian Indigenous theatre by demonstrating the multitude, […]

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Up The Road

in 1991, taken initially from a poem written by John Harding whilst on a journey home from Canberra. Themes in the play touched on deaths in custody, self determination, empowerment of youth, alienation, guilt and a community’s factional differences. CREATIVE TEAM Writer John Harding Director Kylie Belling

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