Where: Subiaco Arts Centre
When: Wed 9 Aug – Sat 19 Aug, 2017
Written by Elena Carapetis & Alexis West
Directed by Kyle J Morrison
Director: Kyle Morrison
Designer: Miranda Hampton
Lighting Designer: Rick Worringham
Composer/Sound Designer: Andrew Howard
Cast includes: Nadia Rossi, Sharni McDermott
*Due to family tragedy, cast member Natasha Wanganeen has had to step away from Sista Girl. We welcome Sharni McDermott who has now stepped into the role of “Nakisha”.
Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company & State Theatre Company of South Australia
A raucous and powerful look at our search for identity
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) especially for the brilliant Natasha Wanganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Shadow King) and Nadia Rossi, the play will speak directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.
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