Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
A day of play readings from emerging West Australian Aboriginal playwrights responding to NAIDOC’s theme, Because Of Her We Can.
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.
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Date: Friday 13 July & Saturday 14 July
Where: The Blue Room Theatre
Cost: FREE RSVP is essential, please RSVP via the list below, places are strictly limited.
Coordinator: Irma Woods | Facilitators & Dramaturgs: Hellie Turner, Polly Low, Geoff Kelso
Recommended for ages 15+
Image: Dana Weeks