Ngalaka Daa Ensemble



2024 will see the continuation of our Youth Ensemble through a collaboration between Yirra Yaakin Theatre
Company and Western Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo).

Driven by the sharing of Noongar language and culture, the program will provide participants with the opportunity to receive intensive development in theatre making, performance and language skills at a professional level.

Successful participants will partake in an intense series of workshops and rehearsals leading to a number of curated public performance opportunities.

As a member of the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble participants will gain access to training with industry leaders including performance preparation, vocal techniques, movement techniques / physicality, Noongar language (comprehension and articulation), acting techniques (various forms and styles), monologues, dialogues and ensemble work, embodiment of text and Noongar physical theatre processes.

In addition to providing people with opportunities to participate in the arts, the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble program is also an avenue in promoting the sustainability of one of the oldest languages in the world, while promoting cultural awareness and reconciliation, along with a greater sense of connection and understanding of the communities they live in.

What’s Involved

Participants will attend workshops and rehearsals which will be held outside of school hours from 23 April – 3 August 2024.

At the conclusion of the workshops, participants will perform a collaborative theatre piece at Western Australian Museum‘s Hackett Hall.


In-person auditions will be held on Monday 15th of April and Tuesday 16th of April 2024 at King Street Art Centre, Perth.

For further information and to receive an audition form, please contact Irma Woods at

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