StoryLines 2009

st ignatius' college, riverview

A 3-week festival showcasing the arts from Sydney's asian, muslim, indigenous & african communities.

A trilogy of plays, art exhibitions featuring the work of artists from Souk Collective and Shalom Gamarada, a short film festival and a Forum with Wayne Blair, Bryan Brown and Geraldine Doogue.

The plays.

 

NGARRAPAANA/BUILDING UP

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

A performance piece by Indigenous actor and dancer Cyril Johnson.

Written and Performed by Cyril Johnson; Directed by John Harrison

 

A MODEST AUSSIE COSSIE

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

The explosive story of the woman behind the burkini, in a new Australian play by Alana Valentine.

Written and Directed by Alana Valentine; Assistant Director Dino Dimitriadis; Lighting Design John Harrison

With Andrew Cutcliffe, Jacqui Livingstone, Jarrod Crellin, 

 

A LAND BEYOND THE RIVER

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

A diverse group of students gather together to stage a production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The director has walked off the project and the wheels are starting to come off. If they can all work together they can produce something magical, but deep-seated mistrust and misunderstanding stand in their way. Weaving together the real-life stories of the young African men in the cast with Mockingbird, Justin Fleming's specially commissioned play tackles Australia's response to the refugee crisis head-on.

Written by Justin Fleming; Directed by Suzanne Millar; Lighting John Harrison; Stage Manager Karen Turnbull; Producer John Harrison

With Alex Jalloh, Andrew Cutcliffe, Elijah Williams, Jarrod Crellin, Josh McElroy, Kir Deng


The Art

shalom gamarada

the souk collective

islamic calligraphy


The Events

festival launch

november 7

Launch of the art exhibition from Shalom Gamarad; a welcome to country; music by African drummer Sibo Bangourrah, an exhibition of Islamic calligraphy and a powerhouse performance from the students at NAISDA.

 

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 21

Ancient cultures and new techniques collide as young Australian film-makers present their award-winning short films. With introductions by the directors themselves.

 

Public forum - can a black man's story change a white man's world?

november 29

A discussion of the role of the arts in changing the way our society sees 'the other' and opening us up to genuine understanding. With a panel of special guests including actor and producer Bryan Brown; actor and director Wayne Blair; playwright Justin Fleming; Sudanese refugee and medical student Kir Deng.

HOSTED BY GERALDINE DOOGUE.