Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
Between 1988 and 1991, Richard Frankland, filmmaker, poet, musician and activist was an investigator with the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The experience changed his life. He made the film ‘No Way to Forget’, a triumph in Cannes in 1996, as a way of trying to understand what he had been through.
In ‘Conversations with the Dead’, he had created the tragedy of Jack, a young, ambitious Koori, well-connected in the worlds of black and white politics, whose mission requires him to straddle the contradictions of both worlds. But how can he be true to his brothers and his past, when the white world for which he works doesn’t understand the subtleties, the strengths, the pain and the rage of the people whose deaths he is investigating?
Age Restrictions: 15+
Warnings: Strong Course Language, Adult Themes & Violent Scenes (Fight Scene)
Writer: Richard Frankland MA
Director: James Taylor
Artistic Director: Kyle J Morrison
Cast: Calen Tassone, Maitland Schnaars, Zac James, Alan Little, Nina Torres, Peter Docker & Simone Detourbet
Musical Director: Wayne Freer
Set & Costume Design: Chris Brain
Sound & Lighting Design: Chris “Fatty” Donnelly
Stage Manager: Jenny Poh
Assistant Stage Manager: Erin Coubrough
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