Ilbijerri Theatre Company | Coranderrk13.06.2017
A co-production by Ilbijerri Theatre Company & Belvoir, CORANDERRK will tour regional NSW from 17 June – 1 July.
CORANDERRK is about what might have been.
In the neglected storehouse of Australian history, this is one of the definitive stories. At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.
CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better compact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants – three dozen of them from 132 years ago, speaking for themselves, directly to us, as though the question at hand remains unanswered today.
CORANDERRK a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
“What ILBIJERRI is able to take from this painful history is a story of resistance and of strength.” ★★★★
– The Age
Written by Andrea James & Giordano Nanni
Directed by Eva Grace Mullally
Set & Costume Design | Ruby Langton-Batty & Ralph Myers
Lighting Design | Damien Cooper
Sound Design | Ben Grant
AV Design | Peter Worland
Starring Trevor Jamieson
Regional NSW Tour Dates
17 June 2017 – Orange Civic Theatre Book Now
20 June 2017 – Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre Book Now
22 June 2017 – Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Book Now
30 June to 1 July 2017 – Northern River Performing Arts, Lismore Book Now