Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival 2019

Pictured: Louise Corpus in ‘A Little Piece of Ash’ by Megan Wilding, Yellamundie Festival 2017. Image by James Photo.
Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival. Moogahlin Performing Arts in association with Sydney Festival Co-presented with Carriageworks

Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival identifies, develops, and presents new First Peoples writing for the theatre. Yellamundie is a Darug word for ‘Storyteller’.

A showcase for new and distinct voices in Australian theatre, Yellamundie Festival is a biennial celebration of national and international First Peoples playwriting.

Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks since 2013, and taking its name from the Darug word for storyteller, Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival provides a platform for emerging and established playwrights from all over Australia.
Co-presented with Carriageworks.

Moogahlin Performing Arts is delighted to announce the six playwrights selected for the Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival 2019.

Park Days
Jordy Gregg (Murray)
Swim
Ellen van Neerven (Yugambeh)
Eddie
Sonny Dallas Law (Wakka Wakka)
FIFO – ‘Fit In or F**K Off!’
Melody Dia (Nyul Nyul, Kija, Jaru)
At What Cost
Nathan Maynard (trawlwooway, palawa)
Dhinawan Burraalga Yaraay
Donna McLaren (Gamilaraay)

The Yellamundie Festival is a biennial celebration of national and international First Peoples playwriting. A showcase for new and distinct voices in Australian theatre.

Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks and taking its name from the Dharug word for storyteller, Yellamundie has since 2013, provided a platform for emerging and established playwrights from all over Australia. With industry forums, networking opportunities for artists, and readings of new national and international plays, Carriageworks becomes a thriving artistic and cultural meeting place. Take the opportunity to be part of the discovery and championing of First Peoples playwrights.

24 January

6:30pm
Opening Ceremony & Festival Launch

7:00pm
Play Readings 1 & 2
150mins, with interval

Park Days by Jordy Gregg (Murray)
Jeffery isn’t a young kid anymore, and between getting dirt on his knees and learning about the outside world, he encounters some unlikely friends who change his life forever. Without the law or parents to get in the way, who knows what will happen.

Swim by Ellen van Neerven (Yugambeh)
E is 70 percent water and 30 percent confused. Freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, blakstroke. Swim is a performance poem on Australian swimming, the sovereignty of water and the strength of culture and family in keeping us safe, told by a young queer Murri ready to hit the fast lane at the local pool.

Dates

14 - 23 January 2019
Script Development Workshops, Carriageworks
(closed to public)

24 - 26 January 2019
Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, Carriageworks
(open to public)

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This project is supported by Create NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, and the Ministry for the Arts Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund.


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