Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival 2017

Moogahlin Performing Arts is delighted to announce the six playwrights selected for the Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival 2017.

Henrietta Baird
The Weekend
Ken Canning
Forty Nine Days A Week
Andrea Fernandez
Bollywood Dreaming
Maryanne Sam
Coconut Woman
Glenn Shea
Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret
Megan Wilding
A Little Piece of Ash

Yellamundie [a Darug word meaning storyteller] is a celebration of First Peoples cultural arts, discovering, developing and promoting First Peoples new writing for the theatre.  Since its inception in 2013, this biannual festival has developed 12 new scripts from beginner, mid-career and established playwrights from regional, remote and urban areas. 16 scripts in total have had public readings; with 7 scripts selected for further creative development and 3 new works produced professionally.

In 2017 the Festival program will expand to include international collaboration, exchange, and script readings with other First Peoples from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Turtle Island (Canada), as well as public Talks.

Thank you to all of the writers who sent in their scripts. Moogahlin received over 22 submissions, reflecting the rising interest in storytelling for the theatre from First People from all around our Great South Land.

This project is supported by Carriageworks, Arts NSW, the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund, Australia Council for the Arts and Sydney Festival.


27 - 29 January 2017
Yellamundie Festival,

Project Team

Artistic Director: Frederick Copperwaite
Producer: Lily Shearer
Assistant Producer: Ali Murphy-Oates
Image Credit: Zan Wimberley

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