Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Yirra Yaarnz 2020

Yirra Yaarnz 2020

13 & 14 November

  • Group A

    Friday 2pm, Saturday 6pm
  • Group B

    Friday 6pm, Saturday 3pm
  • Duration

    Group A 90 mins, Group B 60 mins

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is committed to sharing stories with our community, created by our community, through theatre.

Yirra Yaarnz is a weekend of play readings from emerging Western Australian Aboriginal playwrights responding to the 2020 National NAIDOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be. Mentored by award-winning playwright Hellie Turner, Polly Low and Geoff Kelso through Yirra Yaakin’s Writers’ Group, an intensive playwriting program that guides emerging Aboriginal writers to turn ideas into scripts, this presentation showcases the importance of storytelling & playwriting as it relates to Aboriginal culture.

Content warnings: These readings contain coarse language and adult themes. They are recommended for patrons aged 12+.

Group A – Friday 2pm & Saturday 6pm

Operation Boomerang by Bruce Denny

Crocodile by Samai King

Perpetuity by Barbara Hostalek

Marlu Man by Zac James

Salted Pretzels by Cezera Critti-Schnaars

Group B – Friday 6pm & Saturday 3pm

Cuckoo in the Nest by Chelinay Gates

Warrior by Declan Taylor

Billy’s Choice by Brodie Murray

Iso Madness by Narelle Thorne

Please note: these programs are subject to change