‘Do you have anything at all that’s actually yours? That’s actually real?’
Jacky is a smart, enterprising young blackfella in the big city. He skilfully negotiates the gig economy, skipping neatly from office internships to cultural performances to sex work. When his unemployable little brother Keith rolls into town, Jacky’s carefully compartmentalised lives are set to collide.
Declan Furber Gillick is an Arrernte writer and artist from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) with a practice spanning theatre, television, poetry, music, rap and visual arts. In 2018 he took up a residency with Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEXT STAGE Program. Jacky is Declan’s debut with the company.