Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company presents
Conversations With the Dead
by Richard Frankland MA
18 – 27 May 2017
Main Auditorium | Subiaco Arts Centre
What would you do …
Where would you put the memories.
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.
Conversations With The Dead fuses 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.
On the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company brings to life this modern-day classic.
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?
Writer: Richard Frankland MA
Director: James Taylor
Music Director: Wayne Freer
Set & Costume Designer: Chris Brain
Sound & Lighting Designer: Chris Donnelly
Stage Manager: Jenny Poh
Cast: Simone Detourbet, Peter Docker, Zac James, Alan Little, Maitland Schnaars, Calen Tassone & Tornina Torres.
Previews: Thursday 18 May 2017 | 7.30pm
Opening Night: Friday 19 May 2017 | 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday 23 May & Thursday 25 May | 11am (plus Q&A)
Audio Description Service & Tactile Tour Thursday 25 May | 11am (plus Q&A)
All evening shows commence at 7.30pm
Venue: Main Auditorium | Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Duration: Approx. 70-80 minutes (no interval)
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au OR 13 28 49
Contact: For more information please call Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company on (08) 9380 3040