This bold play shares the collective experiences of young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people navigating the confines of their gender roles in post-colonial Australia. “We were interested in exploring how gender constructs, from all communities, impact the experiences of Indigenous youth,” explains Artisitic Director Alethea Beetson.
Like all Digi Youth Arts productions, in-dij-uh-nu s is made for and by indigenous youth. “Our work is always very collaborative. It is important that the stories come from our young people, so a lot of talking and workshopping happened before the words hit the page and then the stage,” says Alethea.
Director of the men’s stories, Tibian Wyles echoed the emphasis on youth-led storytelling. “The most exciting aspect working and creating a production such as this, is that we get to write and talk about our own life experiences and tell our own stories. It’s an opportunity to have our voices heard in this country.”
in-dij-uh-nu s is told with honesty and bravery, with our young people challenging the current state of the world, and calling their audience to action. Join Digi Youth Arts as they conjure their empowering, comedic and often controversial narrative searching for the truth about the past, the realities of the present and the direction of the future.
WHEN: 7.00pm Thursday 28, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 May
2.00pm Saturday 30 May
WHERE: Brisbane Powerhouse
PURCHASE TICKETS for $25 at brisbanepowerhouse.org
CREATIVES: Jeremy Ambrum, Alethea Beetson, Jessica Cross, Leonard Donahue, Latiesha Dunbar, Jade Lomas-Ronan, Benjamin Maza, Chantelle Murray, Valerie Tamwoy, Joshua Thaiday, Georgia Walsh, Emily Wells and Tibian Wyles.