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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 Theatre Company tells 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.
60mins (no interval)
WHICH WAY HOME is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Originally developed with the support of the City of Darebin, The Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Government Indigenous Languages & Arts Program & Playwriting Australia.
“Which Way Home feels as safe and generous as a tight hug from a loved one.” ★★★★ – Time Out Sydney
“Perfectly pitched between humour and pathos” ★★★★ – The Age
“Which Way Home mixes broad comedy with the most touching emotions” – Stage Whispers
“A warmly affirming window on Indigenous family life” – Sydney Morning Herald
11 January – 5 February 2017, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Festival
24 August – 3 September 2016, Northcote Town Hall
We have created Teacher Resources to accompany the production. This resource aims to provide teachers with links to the Victorian Curriculum. It also includes some preliminary and post-show ideas and activities as to how to extend the experience of WHICH WAY HOME.
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
Production Managers Nick Glen & Jake Jobling
Stage Manager Brock Brocklesby
25 – 26 May 2018, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray VIC Buy Tickets
30 May 2018, Riverlinks Westside, Shepparton VIC Buy Tickets
31 May 2018, Altona Theatre, Altona VIC Buy Tickets
1 June 2018, The Bowery Theatre, St Albans VIC Buy Tickets
5 June 2018, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC Buy Tickets
6 June 2018, Esso BHP Billiton Entertainment Centre, Sale VIC Buy Tickets
7 June 2018, Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, Bairnsdale VIC Buy Tickets
13 June 2018, Capital Theatre, Bendigo VIC Buy Tickets
14 June 2018, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston VIC Buy Tickets
15 June 2018, Bunjil Place Theatre, Narre Warren VIC Buy Tickets
16 June 2018, The Potato Shed, Drysdale VIC Buy Tickets
19 – 20 June 2018, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park VIC Buy Tickets
21 June 2018, Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds VIC Buy Tickets
23 June 2018, The Lighthouse, Warrnambool VIC Buy Tickets
7 July 2018, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC Buy Tickets
29 June 2018, Centenary Hall, Goolwa SA Buy Tickets
30 June 2018, Chaffey Theatre, Renmark SA Buy Tickets
3 July 2018, Nautilus Theatre, Port Lincoln SA Buy Tickets
5 July 2018, Marion Cultural Centre, Marion SA Buy Tickets
6 July 2018, The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, Onkaparinga SA Buy Tickets
11 July 2018, Cummins Theatre, Merredin WA Buy Tickets
13 July 2018, Bunbury Entertainment Centre WA Buy Tickets
14 July 2018, Albany Entertainment Centre WA Buy Tickets
Australian Capital Territory
18 July 2018, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT Buy Tickets
New South Wales
19 July 2018, Orange Civic Playhouse, Orange NSW Buy Tickets
21 July 2018, Newcastle Civic Playhouse, Newcastle NSW Buy Tickets
24 July – 4 August 2018, Seymour Centre, Sydney NSW Buy Tickets
8 – 11 August 2018, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD Buy Tickets
14 August 2018, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD Buy Tickets
16 August 2018, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg QLD Buy Tickets
18 August 2018, Maleny Community Centre, Maleny QLD Buy Tickets