Tasmania, now. Boyd’s got enough on his plate between his responsibilities to land and people.
But something’s happening. Every year more and more folk are claiming to be palawa too. Folk no one’s heard of until now, who haven’t been ‘round before. Are they legit? Or are they ‘tick-a-box’? Who decides? And how?
If Boyd’s going to take everyone forward, they’re all going to have to go back, old mob or new, into the island’s knotty past. And they might not like what they find there.
This ground-breaking production comes to us from Belvoir St Theatre, directed by Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Associate, Isaac Drandic.
It’s an ambitious conversation about identity and history, shared with humour and generosity by pakana playwright Nathan Maynard.
★★★★★ "Finely wrought story and perfectly alive dialogue knit together to ask knotty questions with ferocity and grace in equal turn." — The Sydney Morning Herald
Writer/Associate Director – Nathan Maynard
Director – Isaac Drandic
Set Designer – Jacob Nash
Costume Designer and Set Realiser – Keerthi Subramanyam
Lighting Designer – Chloe Ogilvie
Associate Lighting Designer – Kelsey Lee
Composer – Brendan Boney
Sound Designer – David Bergman
Dramaturgical Consultant – Peter Matheson
Intimacy and Fight Director – Nigel Poulton
Boyd: Luke Carroll
Nala: Sandy Greenwood
Daniel: Ari Maza Long
Gracie: Alex Malone
1 hr 45 min (no interval)
May 25th, 2023
June 10th, 2023
Bille Brown Theatre
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