My Urrwai

7.30pm. Duration approx 60 Minutes (no interval), 31 July 2019


My Urrwai


CREATOR/PERFORMER Ghenoa Gela

 DIRECTOR Rachael Maza

 DRAMATURG Kate Champion

 COMPOSER Ania Reynolds

 LIGHTING DESIGNER Niklas Pajanti

 SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Michael Hankin


Produced by Performing Lines supported by ILBIJERRI Theatre


Originally presented by Belvoir & Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre & Sydney Festival


Ghenoa Gela - little sister, daughter, granddaughter, Rockhampton born and bred comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show. This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day.


 A Koedal (Crocodile) and Waumer (Frigate Bird) woman, Ghenoa Gela is a strong Torres Strait Islander from Rockhampton. She is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.


 My Urrwai is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.


Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.


Some coarse language. Suitable for ages 12+.


 Please note that the performance will be held at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre auditorium.


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 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE


There will be a special secondary school performance on Wednesday 31 July at 1pm followed by a Q&A. Prices for that performance will be $15 for students and $25 for accompanying teachers. Bookings for My Urrwai can be made via the online form HERE.


Some coarse language. Suitable for ages 12+.


Please note that the performance will be held at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre auditorium.


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