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6 days ago

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Here are some pics from Goolarri Writers creative development happening in Broome this week.
The program is led by two of the country's leading Indigenous Theatre Directors: Rachael Maza , Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre Co, Melbourne; and Kyle Morrison, Artistic Director of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Co, Perth.
We have scheduled 2 events which we cordially invite you to:
Wed Sept 12th at Gimme, 6 – 7.30 pm
Kyle and Rachael will talk informally about their work, and the trends within First Nations story creation, nationally and globally.
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Sat Sept 15th at Gimme, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Pearl Jammin’
A public reading of a new script in progress.
Written by the Goolarri Writers Team: Melody Dia, Gary Hamaguchi, Bessy Taylor, Arnhem Hunter and Dot West.
Featuring a stellar cast of Broome’s best professional and budding community actors: Jub Clerc, Ngaire Pigram, Nelson Baker, Ningali Lawford Wolf, Tornina Torres, Nestor Jordan, Byron Pigram, Ainsley Richardson, Taj Jameson and Milari Barker.

Please RSVP to Mari Lourey: marilourey@yahoo.co.uk, or for any inquiries phone Goolarri on 08- 9195 5333
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7 days ago

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Te Rehia (NZ)

A bold and humorous Maori twist on the classic tragedy in which Te Reo, original prose, and contemporary English come together.

Using traditional Maori masks (Te Mata Kokako o Rehia), this solo interpretation of Othello puts the spotlight on the characters Iago, Rodrigo, Othello and Desdemona, and places them into the context of a war between tribes in pre-colonial New Zealand.

Our adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Othello places the tale within a Te Ao Maori context and pares back the story to focus on three aspects; character, the core story line driven by the characters very human motivations of revenge and deception and on finding the humour in this tragedy.
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Perth friends.. go see this if you can.

Chatting with Kyle Morrison about the final performance of Skylab tommorow in Carnarvon, Goolarri Writers Program next week in Broome and our next hit, SolOTHELLO. Watch till the end for Kyle's special message. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks Kyle, Yirra Yaakin and Black Swan TC, Donní Gentle had an amazing time working with you all 👍🏽❤️😊

Roechelle Lawford Rivers

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