Event Black Diggers
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Venue Playhouse, South Bank, QLD
Umbrella Event Brisbane Festival 2014
First Date 24 September 2014
Opening Date 25 September 2014
Last Date 12 October 2014
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, Black Diggers explores the untold and exceptional stories of Indigenous Australian soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth.
Shunned and downtrodden in their own country and banned from serving in the military, Aboriginal men stepped up to enlist and take up arms to defend the free world in its greatest time of need.
Directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright, Black Diggers uncovers the fearless contribution these Aboriginal men made to Australian history and follows their journeys from their homelands to the battlefields of Gallipoli, Palestine and Flanders.
Grand in scale and scope and drawing upon new research and extensive consultation with veterans, black Diggers’ families, historians and academics, this all-male, all-Indigenous cast will evoke these heroic men, largely unknown to history. Don't miss this uplifting landmark theatre event.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Indigenous
Storytelling
Subjects Anzac
Indigenous Australian
War memorials
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
George Bostock Actor Ensemble
Luke Carroll Actor Ensemble
David Page Actor Ensemble
Hunter Page-Lochard Actor Ensemble
Guy Simon Actor Ensemble
Colin Smith Actor Ensemble
Eliah Watego Actor Ensemble
Tibian Wyles Actor Ensemble
Ashlee Hints Assistant Stage Manager
Ruby Langton-Batty Costume Designer
Wesley Enoch Director
Louise Gough Dramaturg
Niki-J Price Fight Director
Ben Hughes Lighting Designer
Tom Wright Playwright
Stephen Curtis Set Designer
Tony Brumpton Sound Designer
Peter Sutherland Stage Manager
Melissa Agnew Voice Coach
Jason Klarwein
Megan Shorey
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This production has been assisted by the Australia Governments’ Major Festival initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival and Brisbane Festival.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Brisbane Festival 2014 programme
Web Brisbane Festival Website and QTC Website
Event Identifier 105572