Ngalaka Daa Ensemble

Ngalaka Daa means “our tongue” in Noongar.

The Ngalaka Daa Ensemble is a program presented
in collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo).

Ngalaka Daa Ensemble

2 May – 27 June 2023 | Weekly on Tuesdays
4.30pm – 7.30pm

11 July – 5 August 2023 | Weekly on Tuesdays & Saturdays


Thursday 10 & Friday 11 August 2023

13 – 18


Workshops & Rehearsals:
WAYTCoKing Street Arts Centre
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Hackett Hall | WA Museum Boola Bardip
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000
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Writer: Teresa Moore

Director: Bobbi Henry

Translators: Della Rae Morrison and Kobi Morrison

Creative Producer: Teresa Moore

Language Facilitators: Bobbi Henry & Derek Nannup

Facilitators: James Berlyn & Asha Cluer

Movement Facilitator: Stephanie Pick

Composer: Kobi Morrison

Lighting Designer: Peter Young

Stage Manager: Jack Wilson

Production Manager: Mike Nanning

Ensemble: Ash Brady, Bill Martin, Carter Kirkland, Dante Crean, Emily Keys, Marcus Bennell, Malia Walker Johns, Niq Mullaley, Sariah King, Shannan Walker Johns and Maisie Mulvany.

About the Program

About the Program

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

Successful participants partake in an intense series of workshops and rehearsals leading to a public performance opportunity.

As a member of the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble, participants 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 is an avenue to ensure the sustainability of one of the oldest languages in the world, promote cultural awareness and create a greater sense of connection between participants and the communities that they live in.


Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to thank the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble co-presenters, WA Youth Theatre Company.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to thank Healthway, Noongar Charitable Trust, Western Australian Museum and Woodside Energy for their support of this program.

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