Winyanboga Yurringa - Playreading
Comissioned artwork for the development of Winyanboga Yurringa playreading. Carriageworks, 2014.
Seven Aboriginal Women. On Country. Their attempts to connect with land and each other; thwarted by arguments about identity, beauty, boyfriends and a cyber invasion by race hate bloggers. Guided by their Auntie/Sister/Cousin Neecy, the women eventually discover that this isn’t any old camping trip and that their connection to country and each other runs deeper than they could ever have imagined. Inspired by Hyllus Maris and Sonia Borg’s iconic Women of the Sun, Winyanboga Yurringa is to Black Women, what Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls was for White Women – without the dining table. Written by Andrea James, this playreading features Christine Anu, Elaine Crombie, Kylie Farmer, Angeline Penrith, Miranda Tapsell, Tessa Rose and Ursula Yovich. Directed by Susie Dee, dramaturgy by Patricia Cornelius, sound/media by Naretha Williams and visual art by Nicole Foreshew.