Melbourne Festival

BlackWrights Showcase

Presented in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company

Saturday 12 October, 2.30pm

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Join us for an ultra-blak invigoration station of deadly inspiration.

3 hours, with breaks

This event is free, but bookings are required.

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Join us for an ultra-blak invigoration station of deadly inspiration.

Be elevated by the presentation of select excerpts from three fresh new scripts by cutting edge First Nations playwrights: Monica Karo, Nazree Dickerson and Blayne Welsh. These daring works have been developed through ILBIJERRI’s BlackWrights Creators Program, an industry incubator empowering artists in the development of new First Nations theatre.

The showcase will also include a line-up of First Nations emerging talent over kai kai (fancy nibbles) and panel yarns with the writers, actors and ILBIJERRI’s Artistic Director Rachael Maza (winner of the 2019 Australia Council Award for Theatre).

BlackWrights was supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program and City of Melbourne.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006