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Sista Girl

9 - 19 August 2017 Showing at: Subiaco Arts Centre

Sista Girl

9 - 19 August 2017 Showing at: Subiaco Arts Centre Buy tickets

Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre and State Theatre Company of South Australia

Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters.

They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can't say sorry, how do you move on? ‘Sista Girl’ is an exploration of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father. Co-written by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes … of Knowing Home) especially for the brilliant Natasha Wanganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Shadow King) and Nadia Rossi, the play speaks directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.

Age Restrictions: 14+
Warnings: Course language

Cast and Crew

Writers: Elena Carapetis & Alexis West
Director: Kyle J Morrison
Artistic Director: Geordie Brookman
Cast: Natasha Wanganeen & Nadia Rossi
Set & Costume Designer: Miranda Hampton
Lighting Designer: Rick Worringham
Composer/Sound Designer: Andrew Howard
Dramaturg: Nicki Bloom
Stage Manager: Alex Hayley (Adelaide) TBC (Perth)
Assistant Stage manager: Alira McKenzie Williams

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
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