Imagine that you're a Koorie, that you're in your mid-twenties, that your job is to look into the lives of the dead and the process, policy and attitude that killed them.
Jack is employed by Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In his role he listens to the stories of grieving families and re-creates the lives of those who have died. A powerful, savage play which takes you into the aching sorrow of deaths in custody.
Conversations With the Dead is published in Blak Inside, a collection of six plays from Victoria by Aboriginal writers, including:
Enuff, by John Harding
Crow Fire, by Jadah Milroy
Belonging, by Tracey Rigney
Casting Doubts, by Maryanne Sam
I Don’t Wanna Play House, by Tammy Anderson