A theatrical collection of stories and songs from Richard Frankland’s extraordinary life as a child abattoir-worker, a young soldier, a fisherman and a field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. These are Richard’s tales, given universal voice on the stage.
Richard Frankland (Conversations with the Dead) is a Gunditjmara man, an author, and a singer/songwriter. Working on the front line of Indigenous issues for the past twenty-five years, his aim has been to facilitate the voice of Indigenous Australians and bridge the gap between black and white.
Walking into the Bigness is an intimate, emotional and humorous work that will take you through the undulating terrain of a life, to step into the unknown.
Includes a foreword from Wayne Blair and an introduction from Chris Mead.
'I doubt there has been a more potent illustration of the casual as well as entrenched systemic racism in Australia in the 1970s and 80s on our stages.' The Australian