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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