Event The Cake Man
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Venue Black Theatre Arts and Culture Centre, Redfern, NSW
First Date 12 January 1975
Opening Date 12 January 1975
Last Date 1975
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Play in three acts about the story of crushing poverty, courage and despair of the life on a New South Wales Aboriginal mission. This was the first indigenous Australian play to be published, televised and to tour internationally.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Black Theatre
Subjects Family
Indigenous Australian
Racism
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Danny Adcock Actor
Max Cullen Actor
Zac Martin Actor
Lisa Maza Actor
Teddy Phillips Actor
Justine Saunders Actor
Rob Steele Actor
Sandy Gray Designer
Nick Hollo Designer
Bob Maza Director
Robert Merritt Playwright
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Information taken from The Companion to Theatre in Australia, ed. P. Parsons, Currency, 1995, p. 119.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Event Identifier 64788