Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Sista Girl

​Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia present

Sista Girl

By Elena Carapetis and Alexis West

9-19 August 2017

Subiaco Arts Centre, WA

 

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“Rich in wry comedy and yearning for lost connections.”
The Australian

“A powerhouse performance with outstanding acting, creative set design and important social issues at the forefront.
This is an outstanding production not to miss.”
Glam Adelaide

A RAUCOUS AND POWERFUL LOOK AT OUR SEARCH FOR IDENTITY

Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded
by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can’t say sorry, how do you move on?

Sista Girl is an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father. Co-written by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes …. of Knowing Home) especially for the brilliant Natasha Wanganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Shadow King) and Nadia Rossi, the play will speak directly to audiences about questions of
identity, grief and the complex nature of family.

 

WRITER ELENA CARAPETIS & ALEXIS WEST
DIRECTOR KYLE J MORRISON
CAST NADIA ROSSI & SHARNI McDERMOTT
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER MIRANDA HAMPTON
LIGHTING DESIGNER RICK WORRINGHAM
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER ANDREW HOWARD
STAGE MANAGER REBECCA DAVIS


Previews: WED 9 AUG 7.30PM & THU 10 AUG 11AM (PLUS Q&A)
Matinees: TUE 15 AUG & THU 17 AUG 11AM (PLUS Q&A)
Koordahs Pre Performance Event: WED 16 AUG 7.30PM
ALL EVENING SHOWS COMMENCE AT 7.30PM
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre | 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco


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