Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Conversations With the Dead

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company presents

Conversations With the Dead​

by Richard Frankland MA​

18 – 27 May 2017

Main Auditorium | Subiaco Arts Centre

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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.​


S​​eason Information

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

Ages: 15+


Duration: Approx. 70-80 minutes (no interval)

Bookings: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=CONVERS17 OR 13 28 49

Contact: For more information please call Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company on (08) 9380 3040​