Event My Homeland
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Venue Old Mildura Homestead, Mildura, VIC
First Date 19 March 2009
Opening Date 19 March 2009
Last Date 22 March 2009
Dates Estimated No
Status Community
World Premiere No
Description Inside an old farm building, a German immigrant woman is singing to a child the songs of Schumann, of her homeland. She hears the sounds of strange whisperings in a language that is foreign to her: handfuls of pebbles scattering off the tin roof, footsteps running in the darkness and the building throb of didgeridoo. Very gradually we come to realise that the child she sings to, is not her own, nor a foundling, but a child her husband has fathered on one of the nameless women outside and taken from her.
The child she holds is a result of rape, and the woman keening outside is its mother.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Jade Bellamy Actor
Tracy Bourne Actor
Billie Brims Actor
Kristy Brims Actor
Sheree Caldow Actor
Kayleen Campbell Actor
Sharni Carpany Actor
Letictia Carr Actor
Eli Clark Actor
Enoch Clark Actor
Gloria Clark Actor
Elise Clarke Actor
Jemmes Clarke Actor
Katrina Dodan Actor
Gorja Dowdy Actor
Jemmas Handy Actor
Lorna Horvath Actor
Ivan Johnson Actor
Tylah Kelly Actor
Harley Kirby Actor
James Kirby Actor
Joe Koroi Actor
Netani Koroi Actor
Mary Ann Marton Actor
Shirley O'Donnell Actor
LeRoy Parsons Actor
Peter Peterson Actor
Belinda Philip Actor
Simone Philip Actor
Beltana Thomas Actor
Peggy Thomas Actor
Taya Thomas Actor
Zakiya Thomas Actor
Jacob Boehme Choreographer
Fiona Blair Director
Rob Irwin Lighting Designer
Tracy Bourne Writer
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web http://www.theoldvan.com/pages/homeland.html
Event Identifier 95395