Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present Richard Frankland’s classic, Conversations With The Dead.
Frankland’s story is an immensely important one… (he) clearly understands the systemic nature of the problem, the futility of scapegoating individuals. The Age
This is an extraordinary play…life reflected back in full colour. Realtime
In the 50th Anniversary year of the 1967 referendum we are proud to bring to life this seminal play that reflects on an issue that requires a re-examination of just how far (or not) the treatment of Aboriginal people in custody has come since the Royal Commission.
Best described as a play with songs, Conversations With The Dead revisits the tragedy of Jack, a young ambitious Koori, whose role is to look into the lives of the dead and the process, policy and attitudes that killed them.
Fusing together multiple time frames, a transformative set, a live sound scape, calculated stage movement and dialogue delivered with precision by a strong cast in order to explore Jack’s inner conflict and the personal struggles he faces.
Written by Richard Frankland MA, directed by James Taylor with musical direction by Wayne Freer, this raw and powerful play pulls no punches and asks the question:
How far have we come in the treatment of Aboriginal people in custody since the 1992 Royal Commission?
Suitable for audiences aged 15+
Dates: 18 May – 27 May 2017
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road SUBIACO WA 6008