ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HISTORIES AND CULTURES
Australian Plays Transform believes that the recognition of the ancient sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is necessary for a full expression of Australia’s nationhood. We believe that it is critical that full opportunities be created for all people to encounter, engage with and be transformed by that story. We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural resurgence and self-determination as part of the shaping of our national narrative, and as an example to the world.
The following scripts are offered to teachers and students as one way to explore aspects of the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including important historic and contemporary issues. It is the beginning of a series of scripts APT is bringing together to support this curriculum priority in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playwrights
Many of the plays have been written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers and teachers are strongly encouraged to consider the exploration of these scripts in conjunction with State/Territory based protocols and frameworks for teaching this priority.