Wednesday August 16, 2017
Brown’s Mart Theatre
Crnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT , NT 0800
Language/ Cultural Consultant
‘Beautiful, heartbreaking and liberating storytelling.’ Aussie Theatre
“I was always like, like a magnet with my dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him… He never got rid of me…”
Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents have been driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, culture stripped away.
Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations alongside his own story, award-winning performer and Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of this country in HART.
In this powerfully moving piece of theatre, audio-visual montages of private and public history – including actual sound grabs from politicians – are combined with verbatim theatre that gives audiences an opportunity to listen to survivors of the Stolen Generation in their own words. Their recollections and insights are compelling and poignant and a startling reminder that the effects of this country’s treatment of our First Peoples continue to echo in the present.
The subject matter may be harrowing, but there is also humour and hope in the stories told. The result is an enlightening and uplifting theatre experience.
BOOK TICKETS: via the website or in person at our box office in Smith Street mall.
BOOKING INFO – Darwin Festival: 08 8943 4222
Tickets can be collected from any Darwin Festival managed box office, details of locations and opening times are at https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/how-book#accordion-0-2
NOTE: once you purchase your ticket, please advise the box office that you need to see Auslan interpreters and they will place “reserved” signs on the seats (for deaf patrons which are nearest to the interpreter). Please follow directions from the venue staff on the day.