Six Indigenous women gather on country for what seems like a fun camping trip by the river, a chance to get away from the daily grind, a time to natter and laugh.

A photographer, a museum curator, a community leader, a young and troubled niece, a besieged mother and a park ranger — these strikingly different contemporary Aboriginal women joke and bicker, rile each other one minute and comfort each other the next. And when the peace of the campsite is upended, they band together to make it right.

Winyanboga Yurringa weaves through questions about place and trauma, blackness and community, responsibility and ownership.

Inspired by the iconic TV show Women of the Sun, Andrea James’s moving and gently provocative play celebrates the power of kinship and acceptance, and what it really means to be connected to country.

Winyanboga Yurringa is a work of great feeling, fraught with tension, leavened with laughter and racked with gut-felt anger. — Keith Gallasch, RealTime

  • drama
  • 0
  • 6 total
  • 6 female identifying
  • history, gender, people of colour, women
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Currency Press


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