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Contemporary Indigenous Plays  

Bitin' Back / Black Medea / King Hit / Rainbow's End / Windmill Baby

Contemporary Indigenous Plays $31.81 ex GST
$34.99 inc GST
Reprinting: ETA to warehouse late-March 2015

Five plays from around the country which illustrate that the rich tradition of indigenous storytelling is flourishing in contemporary Australian theatre. 

‘Each play is a durable, resilient stone that both builds upon Indigenous traditions but also lays the foundation for the generations that will follow.’ - Professor Larissa Behrendt, from her Introduction.

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Bitin’ Back, by Vivienne Cleven
Adapted from her award-winning novel, this is a ‘zany and uproarious black farce’ -  National Indigenous Times


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Black Medea, by Wesley Enoch
A richly poetic adaptation of Euripides Medea that blends the cultures of Ancient Greek and indigenous storytelling to weave a bold and breathtaking commentary on contemporary experience.

Review
A visceral impact and lasting, disturbing imagery -  SMH


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King Hit, by David Milroy and Geoffrey Narkle
Strikes at the very heart of the Stolen Generations, exploring the impact on an individual and a culture when relationships are brutally broken.


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Rainbow’s End, by Jane Harrison 
Set in the 1950s on the fringe of a country town, this is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful snapshot of a Koori family which dramatises the struggle for decent housing, meaningful education, jobs and community acceptance.


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Windmill Baby, by David Milroy
Set on an abandoned cattle station in the Kimberley landscape, this one woman play combines the poetry of a campfire story with the comedy of a great yarn.

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Cast : Bitin' Back 5M, 3F (doubling required) / Black Medea - 2M, 2F, including 1 boy / King Hit - 3M, 1F / Rainbow's End - 1M, 3F / Windmill Baby 1F
Performance Rights : Bitin' Back, Rainbow's End & Windmill Baby - www.currency.com.au/performancerights.aspx / Black Medea and King Hit - www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-795-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB

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