Ngarngk; Giver of Life

La Mama Courthouse
9—14 May $30

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.

Dates & Times

  • Sun 09 May 7pm
  • Mon 10 May 7pm
  • Tue 11 May 1pm
  • Tue 11 May 7pm
  • Wed 12 May 7pm
  • Thu 13 May 7pm
  • Fri 14 May 7pm

Runtime: 1 hr


  • Adult $30
  • Concession $20

Transaction fees may apply

Key Artists

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


Wheelchair Accessible


Contains adult concepts, frequent coarse language and sensitive material relating to themes of Stolen Generations and violence against women. Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636.

Additional Info

Commissioned by YIRRAMBOI Festival.

Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival and La Mama.

Photo by Candice Lorrae.