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).

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.


30 April
5pm – 8pm

4 May – 3 August | Weekly on Tuesdays
4.30pm – 7.30pm

10 August


AGE: 15 – 26
VENUE: WAYTCo, King Street Arts Centre

Director: Cezera Critti-Schnaars
Translator: Della Rae Morrison
Workshop facilitators: Della Rae Morrison, James Berlyn, Zac James and guests


Download Ngalaka Daa Ensemble Final Performance program HERE.




For more information please contact:

E: or
P: (08) 9380 3040



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 Woodside, Wesfarmers Arts, and Healthway for their support of this program.

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