BlackWrights: Stories Unfolding
Don’t miss this rare public opportunity to witness the work-in-development of four of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s BlackWrights Program participants, via a series of live readings and a post-reading yarn about the script development process. Gain insights into what it means to be nurtured through the creative process from story concept to first draft.
BlackWrights is ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s writers’ and dramaturg development program aimed at bringing new First Nations work to the stages of Australia. Under the leadership of Creative Associate, Amy Sole, four playwrights have been selected to access to a seed commission, one-on-one dramaturgy sessions and story-circles over 2022 and 2023.
The four successful applicants, Dalara Williams, Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Melodie Reynolds, and Jackie Sheppard, have taken part in workshop sessions providing dramaturgical tools and theory. Over six months, ILBIJERRI has provided space and practical opportunities to upskill in their First Nations storytelling and playwriting practice. Hear first hand about what it has meant to them.
Sun 7 May
Performance start: 2pm
Fringe Common Rooms
Level 1, 54 Victoria St,
Carlton VIC 305
Accessible Bathrooms (on ground floor and level 1, adjacent to elevator)
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Assistant Animal Friendly
YIRRAMBOI Fan : $30
All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating)
Companion cards accepted
DURATION: 2 hours
CONTENT WARNINGS: Adult content
LATECOMER POLICY: Latecomers will be admitted between play readings
PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: No photography or filming permitted
ACCESS TO VENUE:
Melbourne Central Station is 800m away, services all metro lines.
Stop #119 Russell Street/La Trobe Street is 270m away, services route 12, 30 & 35.
There is an on street accessible parking bay outside the Lygon Street entrance and one on Victoria Street.
Lygon Street car park located at 204 – 218 Lygon Street. Maximum clearance is 2.25m.
ACCESSIBLE DROP OFF
Bus zone on Lygon Street adjacent to Trades Hall entrance.
There is a wheelchair lift to traverse the steps at the Lygon Street entrance.