State Ed

Sista Girl

Season Finished
Space Theatre & Regional Tour
A raucous and powerful look at our search for identity

Presented by State Theatre Company & Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

By Elena Carapetis and Alexis West

Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can’t say sorry, how do you move on?

Sista Girl is an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father. Co-written by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes …. of Knowing Home), the play will speak directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.


This production will also tour to outer metropolitan Adelaide and south Australian regional centres. Click on the ‘Education’ tab above for full dates and details.

Run time: 70 minutes (no interval)

Teachers can download the Sista Girl study guide here.

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Kyle Morrison


Miranda Hampton

Lighting Designer

Rick Worringham

Composer/Sound Designer

Andrew Howard

Cast includes

Sharni McDermott*
Nadia Rossi

*Due to family tragedy, cast member Natasha Wanganeen has had to step away from Sista Girl. We welcome Sharni McDermott who has now stepped into the role of "Nakisha".

Dates & Times

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Opening Night


Sista Girl was developed at Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop 2016.