NAIDOC Event Calendar 2020

NAIDOC Week 2020 will take place on the rescheduled dates of 8-15 November. During the week, we will be hold public performances of our schools show Bilya Kaatijin, […] and showcase the work of emerging Aboriginal playwrights!

Bilya Kaatijin

Connecting stories from Noongar land (south-west Western Australia) to Wonguktha land (the northern Goldfields), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Kikuyu people of Kenya, Bilya Kaatijin teaches us about the importance of water to First Nations people around the world.

Journeying through global Dreaming stories the show teaches its audiences about the importance of accepting others, the power of empathy and the impact of climate change to the land and the Noongar seasons.

Learn more about Bilya Kaatijin

Performance 1

Sunday 8th November 2020
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle (view map)

Free event. No registration necessary.

More information at the WA Museum website

View Facebook event here.

Performance 2

Monday 9th November 2020
Subiaco Library (view map)

Note: Light refreshments will be served at 6:00pm. The performance starts at 6:15pm.

Registration for this event is free.

Register via the City of Subiaco website

Performance 3

Saturday 14th November
Prendiville Catholic College (view map)
10am & 12pm

Registration for this event is free.

Register via the City of Joondalup website

View Facebook event here.

Yirra Yaarnz

Yirra Yaarnz is a weekend of play readings from emerging Western Australian Aboriginal playwrights responding to the 2020 National NAIDOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.

Mentored by award-winning playwrights Hellie Turner, Polly Low and Geoff Kelso through Yirra Yaakin’s Writers’ Group, an intensive playwriting program that guides emerging Aboriginal writers to turn ideas into scripts, this presentation showcases the importance of storytelling & playwriting as it relates to Aboriginal culture.

Performance Details

Saturday 14 November 2020
The Blue Room Theatre (view map)
3pm (Group B)
6pm (Group A)

You are welcome to attend both readings or RSVP for just one.
Registration is $5.00 per session.

Register via The Blue Room Theatre website

Group A

Operation Boomerang by Bruce Denny
Crocodile by Samai King
Perpetuity by Barbara Hostalek
Marlu Man by Zac James
Salted Pretzels by Cezera Critti-Schnaars

Group B

Cuckoo in the Nest by Chelinay Gates
Warrior by Declan Taylor
Billy’s Choice by Brodie Murray
Iso Madness by Narelle Thorne


Director: Eva Grace Mullaley
Dramaturgs: Polly Low, Hellie Turner and Geoff Kelso
Writers’ Group Facilitator: Irma Woods

Register via The Blue Room Theatre website





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