Event Slow Down Cuz
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Venue Victoria, VIC
First Date 27 May 1997
Last Date 12 June 1997
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description The play followed the same characters that had been introduced in The Kangaroo Tale, Nindara, Jenali who with Shove and Brandy are now grown into teenagers and transported from the Dreamtime into contemporary Aboriginal society. Its themes again explored youth sexuality but in Slow Down Cuz, they were directly focused on the possibilities and perils of STDs, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, peer pressure and life's choices. Puppets and animated objects became a Chorus for the play sometimes portraying the Gods of the Dreamtime and able to represented taboos and awkward topics - penises, co
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Indigenous
Visual Theatre
Subjects Indigenous Australian
Sexually transmitted diseases
Name Function Notes
Joanne Dwyer Assistant Director
Alison Bogg Designer
Annie Wylie Director
Alan Brown Jr. Performer
Liss Gabb Performer
Hank Kerr Performer
Robert Nelson Performer
Rachel Stuart Performer
Naomi Thorpe Performer
Mikkel Mynster Production Manager
Katrina Gaskell Puppet Designer
David Hope Puppet Designer
Michele Spooner Puppet Designer
Joanne Dwyer Writer
Gilly Farrelly Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Performed at The Advancement League, Northlands Secondary College, Preston Kurnai College KODE, Bairnsdale, Orbost, Worowa College, Geelong, Echuca Mooroopna Secondary College, Wodonga Secondary College, Swan Hill, Robinvale, Mildura, Heywood and Warrnambool
Data Source
Source Description
Web www.handspantheatre.com.au
Event Identifier 126535