Award-winning play about the stolen generations to be staged at MAC

Published on 13 February 2018

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Mildura Arts Centre will host an impressive Australian play by award-winning Melbourne-based theatre company She Said Theatre early next month, dubbed HART.

A verbatim theatre piece, HART examines the difficult and harrowing history of the stolen generations from the perspectives of four Noongar men spanning three generations – including performer Ian Michael, who won both the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Indigenous Artist award and the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist for his work on HART.

Michael said that for him, HART was much more than simply a performing role.

“As a young Indigenous person and performer, it’s vital to be able to tell the stories and the truth from my people, especially stories of survival and resilience,” he said.

Mildura Rural City Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica described HART as very well written and wonderfully performed, and recommended for everyone over 12-years-old.

“I believe that everyone should go and see HART. It’s relevant for people affected by the stolen generations, interested in Indigenous culture, Australian politics and history, as well as theatre lovers and students studying history, drama and law,” Cr Modica said.

 

HART

She Said Theatre

11am, Thursday 8 March (schools performance)

7.30pm, Thursday 8 March (general performance)  

Tickets: Full $25, Concession $20, Student $15 and Group 5+ $20

Visit http://www.milduraartscentre.com.au/Whats-On/SHOWS/HART.aspx

 

For more information, interview requests and images contact Helen Piscioneri at Mildura Arts Centre at helen.piscioneri@mildura.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5018 8330.