By Elena Carapetis and Alexis West

A raucous and powerful look at our search for identity

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 indigenous and non-indigenous 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) and starring Sharni McDermott and Nadia Rossi (The Memory of Water), the play will speak directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.

Please note, 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”.

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Director Margaret Harvey

Cast: Nadia Rossi, Sharni McDermott

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Sista Girl is available for School Bookings at a cost of $10 per student.

For bookings in Noarlunga, Mt Gambier, Renmark, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Goolwa, Port Lincoln and Tailem Bend please contact [email protected].

For bookings in Ceduna & Keith please contact [email protected]

For bookings in Port Augusta please contact [email protected] or call 8641 9176

You can download the Sista Girl Education Study Notes here.

Sista Girl is sponsored by

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