Kaarla Kaatijin

Written by Zac James Directed by Amy Smith

Year Level  K - 6
Venue  School Incursion
Term 2 Dates Metro Tour  11 June - 29 June
Term 3 Dates Metro Tour  16 July - 3 August
Dates Gascoyne Tour  28 May - 8 June
Duration 45mins + 10min Q&A
Cost $11 (Including GST) per student
  10% discount for Waterwise and Disadvantaged schools.
Learning Areas  Arts,  English, HASS, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Sustainability
Education Kit  Included
Bookings  education@yirrayaakin.com.au or 9380 3049

Following the success of Boodjar Kaatijin in 2017, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present our 2018 primary school show Kaarla Kaatijin.

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to 'understand fire') will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way.

Come on a journey into the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire) in the next chapter of Yirra Yaakin’s immersive Kaatijin series.

Travelling through four different stories, audiences will learn about Meeka, Kaarla and Djitty Djitty the Brave, How the Magpie and Crow Got Their Colour and Songs and How We Made Fire.

Through a mix of traditional Noongar dreaming stories and contemporary Indigenous storytelling, Kaarla Kaatijin explores the importance of re spiritually and practically as well as unpacking what it means to be a strong, centred individual learning about the world. 

“What a fantastic incursion we were treated to. Thank you. Compliments to all the performers as they had the children eating out of their hands and were amazing. Great story tellers!” - Teacher, Ilawarra Primary School 


Written by Zac James            Directed Amy Smith

Dramaturg Ian Wilkes            Set Designer Matt McVeigh

Sound Designer Joe Lui        Stage Manager Craig Williams

Cast Sean Dow, Jessie Ward & Levi Widnall