Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company launch season of powerful stories

Sista Girl.
Sista Girl.

YIRRA Yaakin Theatre Company has launched its 2019 program at Subiaco Arts Centre, preparing audiences for a season of powerful stories focusing on contemporary Aboriginal experiences.

“We are about to embark on an ambitious year of new works, collaborations with new artists, as well as new workshops and culturally enriching programs,” artistic director Kyle J Morrison said.

“Yirra Yaakin is well placed to explore tough conversations that are relevant to issues in current Australian society.”

Main stage productions performed at Subiaco Arts Centre will include Cracked by Barbara Hostalek (May 7-18) which examines our criminal justice system.

Ruin: A Hip h’Opera by Morrison, Downsyde, MC Trooth, MC Layla and Zac James (October 15-26) is a new work using the language of hip hop to talk about the use of methamphetamine plaguing every community.

While a remount of Sista Girl by Elena Carapetis and Alexis West (July 30-August 3) will provide theatregoers with a powerful look at our search for identity.

The theatre company will also continue its Noongar Shakespeare Program and present Djinda Kaatijin (Noongar for ‘to understand stars’) by Andrea Fernandez at school incursions.

More at www.yirrayaakin.com.au.