ILBIJERRI Theatre Company x Melbourne Theatre Company
In 2024 we’re proud to be joining forces with the longest established First Peoples theatre company in Australia to bring you something new, led by the planet’s oldest continuing storytellers.
Blak in the Room sees ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company team up to present a series of fresh, unheard stories that illustrate a vast diversity of First Peoples voices, cultures and experiences.
Grounded in Blak ways of working and the deep, rigorous approach to storytelling that has been developed across countless generations, Blak in the Room showcases new works that have evolved through ILBIJERRI’s BlakWrights Program, a sustained exploration of the future of theatre and its significance for First Peoples.
Through residencies, commissions, workshops and other collaborations, these works will be exclusively co-designed with First Peoples artists and creatives.
Blak in the Room is your opportunity to bear witness to the creation of new First Peoples stories for the stage.
The full program of works, schedule and ticket details will be announced in 2024.
Header Image Illustration: Natasha Carter, Murrupuk Art
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$29 Blaktix are discount tickets available for people who identify as being of First Nations descent, supporting our commitment to equity and access.