‘Unflinching … Furber Gillick’s writing is piercing.’
‘An extraordinary talent … an artist with such an original, powerful, political and poetic voice.’
ABOUT THE SHOW
After winning the 2019 Green Room Award for Best Independent Writing, Declan Furber Gillick makes his MTC debut with a hard-hitting and disarmingly funny play about family, love, sex and culture, and the personal and political cost of navigating it all in contemporary Australia.
Jacky is a blackfella with a bright future in the big city. He skilfully negotiates the gig economy, earning his keep as a cultural dancer and sex worker. Glenn is a white middle-aged record dealer, finalising a divorce and indulging a fantasy which leads him straight to Jacky. When Jacky’s brother Keith rolls into town, and Glenn’s ex-wife Linda suddenly needs an Aboriginal dancer, can Jacky keep up with demand?
This NEXT STAGE Original follows Furber Gillick's multi-award winning play Bighouse Dreaming. Featuring Luke Carroll (Black is the New White), Kamil Ellis (Astroman), Greg Stone (A Doll’s House, Part 2) and Alison Whyte (Faith Healer), it’s a whip-smart, moving and eye-opening new play that tackles big ideas as it takes the temperature of the nation.
Supported by MTC's Artistic Director's Circle.
Jacky was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program , supported by the donors, foundations and organisations of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle.
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
by Vision Australia
|Saturday 30 October at 2pm
Tuesday 2 November at 6.30pm
|Saturday 6 November at 2pm|