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Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever. It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home.
Infused with humour and heart, Which Way Home draws on writer Katie Beckett’s own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father.
Which Way Home premiered at Northcote Town Hall in 2016, just as the country was reeling from the infamous racist cartoon by Bill Leake. The cartoon perpetuated the negative stereotyping of Aboriginal men as bad fathers and bad role models. WHICH WAY HOME’s celebration of Indigenous dads is the perfect antidote. The production proved to be a significant voice in the #IndigenousDads campaign, which Indigenous Australians used to respond to the cartoon with photos and memories of their fathers and loving family lives.
Which Way Home gives profound insight into father–daughter relationships and questions the necessity of gendered roles in parenthood. It is a personal story of resilience, addiction, loss and triumph. Told through the eyes of the daughter, from young girl to woman, we see the changes not only in the landscapes but also in the minds of the characters. The story has the capacity to remind audiences of every person’s need for family, history and heritage.
Following its premiere season at Northcote Town Hall in Melbourne 2016, Which Way Home enjoyed a sell-out, extended season at Sydney Festival 2017, ILBIJERRI's Which Way Home by Katie Beckett will be touring Australia nationally from May to August 2018. Please check ILBIJERRI's website for full dates and booking details: http://ilbijerri.com.au/event/which-way-home
Commissioned and presented by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… “Which Way HomeÂ feels as safe and generous as a tight hug from a loved one.” - Time Out Sydney
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… “Perfectly pitched between humour and pathos” - The Age
“Which Way Home mixes broad comedy with the most touching emotions” - Stage Whispers
“A warmly affirming window on Indigenous family life” – Sydney Morning Herald