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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be advised that this website may contain images of deceased persons.
BlackStage is a development program offering the opportunity for mentoring in all aspects of theatre production such as set and costume design, lighting, sound, production management, touring and theatre direction.
BlackStage matches emerging First Nations theatre practitioners with an interest in a creative role and/or technical theatre with skilled mentors. Each participant is given a paid position to work on productions, and experiences the creative process firsthand in their chosen discipline.
Kalarni Murray, a proud Anaiwan and Barkindji woman, is the 2022 BlackStage program participant. Kalarni worked on ILBIJERRI's 2022 tour of Heart is a Wasteland, exploring her interest in lighting design, directing and stage management.
Thank you to Linda Herd for her generous support of BlackStage