Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Goolarri Media present

FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off!

By Melody Dia

Disintegration and hope in a fractured land.

Dates: 13- 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)

Dates: 13- 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (Perth) | Gimme Club (Broome)

Time: Tues – Thurs 7:00pm & Fri – Sat 7:30pm

Matinee Performance: Sat 24 – 2:00pm

Tickets: $26 – $40

Written by Melody Dia

Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley

Note: Coarse language, drug references, suicide references, drug paraphernalia, smoke, haze. Recommended for ages 15+


Playwright: Melody Dia

Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Assistant Director: Bruce Denny

Dramaturgs: Mari Lourey & Dot West

Creative Producers: Jodie Bell, Elinor King & Mari Lourey

Production Manager: Mike Nanning

Stage Manager: Karen Cook

Set & Costume Designer: Neil Sheriff

Costume Assistant: Keira Gentle

Sound Designer: Ella Portwine

Lighting Designer: Peter Young

Voice Coach: Julia Moody

Cast: Bobbi Henry, Trevor Ryan & Marlanie Haerewa



The boom went bust, and now Jono’s in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his liyarn. Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high-flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey. But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, ‘ain’t what they used to be’. Janey is locked in her house, basking in the glory of becoming a YouTube comedy sensation as she awaits her FIFO husband Brad’s return. But where is Brad? And where’s their young daughter Katie? Something’s gotta give, but what will it take to stop the slide into the deepening pit that threatens to engulf them all?

In a country abundant with natural resources, mining is a way of life. This warm, tautly written drama pulls no punches as it explores the impact of mining on two Indigenous families, developed from extensive interviews with miners from across the country and lived experience of the writer. Starting in Broome with Goolarri Media’s Indigenous Writers program, and developing with the support of Yirra Yaakin, Playwriting AustraliaIlbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or F*ck Off! brings us an exciting new voice from the Kimberley, former FIFO worker Melody Dia.

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