After three years in development between Sydney and Broome we’re excited to share our latest gripping performanceJurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk) with audiences at Broome Civic Centre.
Inspired by Yawuru leader Patrick Dodson’s proposal: “because we lack the ability to straight talk to one another about cultural difference, fear grows in each generation, holding community and society back in multiple ways”, Jurrungu Ngan-ga reflects on the disgracefully disproportionate number of Indigenous Australians in custody and explores testimony from inside Australia’s immigration detention centres.
Through movement, spoken word, installation and a powerful original musical soundscape, our multi-talented cast draw on their intersecting yet distinct cultural and community-informed experiences (Indigenous, immigrant, people seeking asylum, transgender and settler) to ask: who really is in prison here?
Challenging, joyful and deeply affecting — Jurrungu Ngan-ga is a work not to be missed. Experience this powerful work across two nights, 30 April and 1 May.