Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company … featuring on the national stage!

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is excited to announce Artistic Director, Kyle J Morrison and Performer Kylie Farmer will be the headline act at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition cocktail event - the largest oil and gas event in the Southern hemisphere - to be held in Brisbane on 27 May. They will be performing selections from Yirra Yaakin's Shakespeare's Sonnets in Noongar.

Project Manager, Irma Woods and Writer, Zac James recently returned from the First Nations Writer's Festival in Brisbane, and our General Manager Peter Kift is heading to the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) Conference in Canberra. He will then be joined by Next Step Associate Artist, Eva Mullaley, Partnerships Manager, Sally Richardson and Artistic Director, Kyle J Morrison for the biennial Australian Theatre Forum, also being held in Canberra. 

Peter Kift and Eva Mullaley will be involved in the Creative Enterprise Discussions at the APACA Conference with a focus on Yirra Yaakin’s Culture 2.0 | Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture program.

Kyle will feature in a staged discussion with Isaac Drandic on the current status of Aboriginal Theatre:

Kyle: WHAT IS ABORIGINAL THEATRE?

Isaac: WHATEVER WE SAY IT IS.

It is a conversation around learning and unlearning. What do we need to forget to learn and where are our stories heading?

Moderators: Kyle J Morrison and Isaac Drandic

In other news, Yirra Yaakin Senior Artist, David Milroy will be delivering one of the Opening keynote speeches after Robyn Archer on the growing appetite for Black stories.

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Media contact: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company Marketing Manager Andrea Fernandez

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