theatre works presents
by lynden nicholls
3 - 13 MAY | THEATRE WORKS | WITH THEATRE WORKS
by lynden nicholls
Facing Up is truth telling theatre regarding Australian Federal policy and attitudes towards First Nations people from federation to the present. This is juxtaposed by a parallel story of Indigenous protest, a rarely acknowledged historical sequence; the creation of a nation at the expense of the disintegration of many others. Both histories contain direct quotations, summaries of government action and law.
Facing Up is delivered with a lot of emotion and meaning to the actors involved. The combination of officialdom and deeply emotional moments are presented in a rhythmical pattern utilising repetition, symbolism and straight talking.
45 minute show with a 30 minute Q and A session
Facing Up acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, their continuing connections to land, culture and community and the rich diversity that each community holds. Facing Up pays its respects to their Elders past and present.
Facing Up references some incidents in First Nations history that could be upsetting to some.
Suitable for a general audience.
DATES + TIMES
Wednesday 3 May | 8:00pm
Thursday 4 May | 8:00pm
Friday 5 May | 8:00pm
Saturday 6 May | 2:00pm
Saturday 6 May | 8:00pm
Wed 10 May | 8:00pm
Thursday 11 May | 8:00pm
Friday 12 May | 8:00pm
Saturday 13 May | 8:00pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
Trudy Fatnowna Edgeley
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN
Adam (Gus) Powers
EDUCATION PACKAGE Hermione Higgins
Deb Lowah Clark
(available on request)
MEET THE ARTIST -
Lynden has been involved in the arts for decades. First as a dancer and performer, then a choreographer and director. She has performed at the Malthouse, Theatre Works, the National Gallery and has created many theatre works in unusual spaces. Social justice is important to Lynden, as are environmental issues and speaking up for indigenous people and their rights. Lynden has lectured in movement/dance at the University of Melbourne and Federation University for over twenty years. For eighteen years she was the dance/movement specialist at the Melbourne Zoo. Lynden has been on several arts organisations and was a co-producer and presenter of an arts program on community radio.