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Yirra Yaarnz

8 July 2017

PRICE Free. RSVP essential.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

A day of play readings from emerging West Australian Aboriginal playwrights responding to NAIDOC’s theme, Our Language Matters.

Mentored by award-winning playwrights Hellie Turner, Polly Low and Geoff Kelso through Yirra Yaakin’s Wrtiers’ Group, these artists showcase the importance of storytelling and playwriting as it relates to Aboriginal culture.

Yirra Yaakin’s Writers’ Group is an intensive playwriting program that guides writers through craft and writing sessions aimed at turning ideas into scripts. At the culmination of the program, six writers will be selected for one-on-one mentoring to help them prepare their scripts for public reading.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and The Blue Room Theatre are combining dedicated resources to nurture new and emerging Aboriginal playwrights.

Readings will take place on Saturday 8 July. Further details will be announced closer to the date.


Coordinator: Irma Woods | Facilitators & Dramaturgs: Hellie Turner, Polly Low, Geoff Kelso


Recommended for ages 15+

Image: Eva Fernandez