Event Black Diggers
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2014
First Date 17 January 2014
Opening Date 18 January 2014
Last Date 26 January 2014
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
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.
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
Luke Carroll Actor
David Page Actor
Hunter Page-Lochard Actor
Guy Simon Actor
Colin Smith Actor
Eliah Watego Actor
Tibian Wyles Actor
Wesley Enoch Director
Louise Gough Dramaturg
Ben Hughes Lighting Designer
Tom Wright Playwright
Stephen Curtis Set Designer
Tony Brumpton Sound Designer
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 Sydney Festival 2014 programme
Brochure Sydney Opera House Summer At The House Brochure, Dec 2013/Mar 2014
Event Identifier 108376