Presented by Yirra Yaakin

Yirra Yaarnz

Yirra Yaarnz 2020-330

9 & 10 July 2021

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Local stories inspiring the globe

Yirra Yaakin brings you Yirra Yaarnz: two days of play readings from emerging West Australian First Nations playwrights. Held during the 2021 NAIDOC Week celebrations, its focus is on storytelling, new works, new writers and new voices.

Come along to hear readings of selected works by the Yirra Yaakin Writers Group, an intensive playwriting program that guides emerging First Nations writers to turn ideas into scripts. Mentored by award-winning playwrights Hellie Turner, Zac James, Polly Low and Geoff Kelso, this presentation showcases the importance of storytelling and playwriting as it relates to Aboriginal culture.

Program of playwrights to be released soon.

The Yirra Yaakin Writers Group and Yirra Yaarnz are proudly supported by Woodside, Lavan and The Blue Room Theatre.

  • Director

    Zac James

  • Dramaturgs & Facilitators

    Zac James
    Geoff Kelso
    Polly Low
    Hellie Turner

  • Writers Group Coordinator

    Irma Woods

  • Cast

    Bruce Denny
    Marlanie Haerewa
    Bobbi Henry
    Tre Maclou