Where: Subiaco Arts Centre
When: 30 Jul – 3 Aug 2019 7pm, Matinee Performances 1 Aug 11am & 2 Aug 11am
Written by Elena Carapetis & Alexis West
Director: Kyle Morrison
Designer: Miranda Hampton
Lighting Designer: Rick Worringham
Composer/Sound Designer: Andrew Howard
Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can’t say sorry, how do you move on?
Sista Girl is an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father. Co-written by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes …. of Knowing Home), the play speaks directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.
After successful seasons in Adelaide and Perth in 2017, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company are remounting this powerful story about loss, family and identity for a brief season at the Subiaco Arts Centre, followed by a regional WA and Victoria tour in 2019.
*Please note this production and remounted tour is yet to be confirmed.*
It is a deftly understated performance, rich in wry comedy and yearning for lost connections. – The Australian
Four out of five stars. – The West Australian
Age Group: Years 7 – 12
Price: Student tickets $25 each or $15 for schools booking in excess of 50 students
1 Complimentary adult ticket per 20 students
All other adult tickets at student prices
Themes & Learning Opportunities:
- Reconciliation & Recognition
- The disconnect between Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal Australians
- The need for belonging, connecting and creating family bonds
- Identity and how our heritage and ancestry is not always the key ingredient in shaping your self-image
- The ideas behind “success” in the constant struggle to balance culture, heritage, gender and family
- Grief, Loss, Death & Dispossession
- and Shame & Guilt – question – Why our history hidden from us?
Resources: Complimentary Education Notes Included
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