2016 PRODUCTIONS

Written by Ian Wilkes Directed by Ian Wilkes

Featuring Amy Smith, Rubeun Yorkshire & Aaron Wilkes

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Western Australian Museum present the world premiere of Boodja Kaatijin.

Adults and children alike will be spellbound by puppetry, masks and glow in the dark elements in Boodjar Kaatijin, the third instalment of the Kaatijin series.

Join Koorlbardi, Weitj, Nyingarn and their koordah as they take you on a wild adventure into traditional legends of how the land was created. Through a collection of four stories based on Noongar knowledge and storytelling, audiences will learn about the first sunrise, the creation of Kings Park, how the Kangaroo got its colour; how the echidna got its spikes and the creation of Wave Rock and the Stars.

This production continues Yirra Yaakin’s involvement in connecting the very young with important cultural knowledge and stories about our region. Sharing important messages of caring for country, environmental sustainability and cultural awareness.

Written & Directed by Ian Wilkes
Starring Amy Smith, Rubeun Yorkshire & Aaron Wilkes
Set & Costume Designer Matthew McVeigh
Sound Designer James Taylor
Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
Stage Manager Jenny Poh

Suitable for audiences aged 4+

Our play, in conjunction with our free Education Kit can be used as a resource to teach the Cross Curriculum Priority - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, as both the play and the Education Kit will be linked to the Western Australian Curriculum.

PRICE: $20.40 per ticket + transaction fee, Waterwise and disadvantaged schools: $18.35 per ticket + transaction fee.
1 Teacher Ticket free with every 10 student tickets purchased.

If you are interested in booking for this play please email our Education Officer who will provide our 2016 Schools Group Booking Form or download it HERE.
E: education@yirrayaakin.com.au | T: 9380 3049