Ngarngk; Giver of Life
Creative Dawn Productions
There is no greater force than a mother with a fight. She will take the risks—even against a world that has pushed her aside—to protect her family.
Ngarngk—meaning ‘giver of life’ in the Nyoongar language—puts women at the front in a powerful story about black motherhood and returning to traditional practices. Will the the Tannin family survive the fight, or will the system win again?
Nyoongar writer NazAree Dickerson hits hard with this matriarchal story—her debut work as a playwright, championing the strength and resilience of her foremothers.
NazAree Dickerson (Nyoongar/Burmese)
Writer/Director/Producer, Creative Dawn Productions: NazAree Dickerson
Producer: Candice Lorrae
Actor: Kristel Kickett
Actor: Carissa Lee
Actor, Nyoongar Language Consultant: Denice Kickett
Daramaturge: Bridget Boyle
Production Design: Bianca Pardo
Stage Manager: Lowana van Dorssen
Contains adult concepts, frequent coarse language and sensitive material relating to themes of Stolen Generations and violence against women. Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636.
Commissioned by YIRRAMBOI Festival.
Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival and La Mama.
Photo by Candice Lorrae.