Yirra Yaarnz 2020
13 & 14 November
Group AFriday 2pm, Saturday 6pm
Group BFriday 6pm, Saturday 3pm
DurationGroup 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