We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders, Ancestors and leaders of the Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is based.
We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, recognising their resilience and ongoing connection to land, water and culture, despite ongoing colonial interruption and genocide.
Always was, always will be, sacred Indigenous land.
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What do you do when you meet your mother for the first time in 26 years? Shake her hand? Give her a hug? Do I show her me footy trophies and me school reports? Will she feel like my mother? I don’t even know what having a mother feels like…
STOLEN told the stories of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. This tender and moving story, awash with the humour of innocents, went further than any previous account to bring the tragic human story of the Stolen Generations to the stage.
Our landmark play, STOLEN has been seen by almost 150,000 people in productions that have toured Australia and the world.
12 to 15 March 2004 - Victorian Tour
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Ballarat)
Westside Performing Arts Centre (Mooroopna)
Frankston Arts Centre
The Paramount Theatre (Echuca)
31 March – 5 April 2003 - Victorian Tour
Frankston Arts Centre
Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (Colac)
The Lighthouse Theatre (Warrnambool)
18 to 28 March 2003 - C.U.B. Malthouse Theatre, Playbox Theatre Company
December 2002 - Tokyo International Festival
26 February to 23 March 2002 - C.U.B. Malthouse Theatre, Playbox Theatre Company
1 to 15 July 2001 - UK Tour (Worcester, Leeds, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Brighton)
16 to 29 July 2000 - Hong Kong Fringe Club
4 to 15 July 2000 - Heads Up Festival, Tricycle Theatre, UK
14 to 17 June 2000 - Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre
10 April to 4 June 2000 - Company B, Belvoir St Theatre
3 to 9 April 2000 - The Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
21 October to 14 November 1998 - Melbourne International Arts Festival, Beckett Theatre
Writer Jane Harrison
Director Rachael Maza
Associate Director Wesley Enoch
Performers Gina Chrisanthopoulos, Lancho Davey, Isaac Drandic, Melodie Reynolds, Lisa Maza, Tammy Anderson, Elliott Maynard, Pauline Whyman, Stan Yarramunua & Tony Briggs
Designer Darryl Cordell
Lighting Designer Michele Preshaw