Presented by Sabrina Hafid

Not Far from the Tree

Not Far From The Tree by Sabrina Hafid

28 Apr - 6 May 2023

  • AGES


    Approx. 60min

    Wednesday 26 April

    Thursday 27 April

    Thursday 4 May

A crackling radio, warm bread, a revolution

Algeria, 1987- 18-year-old Mohammed carries his radio to the middle of the dirt road in his tiny village; the only spot with reception. The radio crackles as news of Algeria’s civil war fills the airwaves.

Walyalup, 2023- 25-year-old Sahra reluctantly sips her badly burnt, oatmilk latte as she strolls along the beach. She would ask for a refund except she doesn’t want to inconvenience anyone. There are worse things in the world right now than badly burnt coffee, right?

Written by Sabrina Hafid (Passing, Car Rides with Ahmed), and directed by Laura Liu (The Complete Show of Water Skiing), Not Far From the Tree is a semi-autobiographical storytelling experience that invites Boorloo audiences to break bread with a modern day Australian family. A warm and gentle play about family, legacy and identity.

Meet the Artists

Join us on Thursday 4 May for a post-show Q&A, kicking off around 8pm. All welcome.

Download the Program here

Image by Nicolee Fox
  • Writer/Perfomer

    Sabrina Hafid

  • Producer

    Samantha Hortin

  • Director

    Laura Liu

  • Publicist

    Dureshawar Khan

  • Sound Designer

    Kieron Alford

  • Lighting Designer

    Katrina Johnston

  • Set Designer

    Nikita Bernardo

  • Stage Manager

    Ari Rahim