Seymour Centre presents an ILBIJERRI Theatre Company production

Which Way Home

By Katie Beckett

24 Jul - 4 Aug 2018

“Perfectly pitched between humour and pathos” ★★★★

The Age

 

A road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making.

 

Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.

 

It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home.

 

ILBIJERRI is one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists telling stories about what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today. Infused with humour and heart Which Way Home draws on writer Katie Beckett’s own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father.

 

* Seymour Centre is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health to present their 10th bi-annual Key Thinkers Forum following on from the Tuesday 31 July performance of Which Way Home. See the drop-down menu below for more information. *

 

 

Warning:
Adult themes, coarse language
Recommended for ages 14+

Filming and photography not permitted

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Katie Beckett

Director Rachael Maza

Performers Katie Beckett & Kamahi Djordon King

Sound Designer Mark Coles Smith

Set & Costume Designer Emily Barrie

Lighting Designer Nik Pajanti

Dramaturge Jane Bodie

Stage Manager Kellie Jayne Chambers

POCHE CENTRE KEY THINKERS FORUM

Seymour Centre is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health to present their 10th bi-annual Key Thinkers Forum on the topic of displacement and the importance of family connections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The insightful Q&A panel discussion will follow on from the Tuesday 31st July 2018 theatre production of Which Way Home.

 

The Poche Centre Patron, Prof Tom Calma AO will chair the Key Thinkers Forum discussion following the 65-minute performance of Which Way Home.

 

The panellists include:

  • Katie Beckett, actor and writer of Which Way Home
  • Jeff McMullen, journalist, author and film-maker
  • Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children & Young People (Victoria)
  • Paul Gray, Executive Leader, Strategy, Policy and Engagement AbSec (Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat)

EDUCATION INFORMATION

Tickets: School groups $25 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)

 

Suitable: Years 9 – 12 (Stage 5 – 6 HSC)

 

Teacher resource kits will be available.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Australia Council for the Arts

Creative Victoria

Regional Arts Victoria