“I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him. Tucked under his arm, or if I knew he was going I’d hide in the back of the car and wait for him to drive off and pop up when he was halfway there or something. He never got rid of me…” — Ian Michael
Between the years 1900–1970, an unknown number of Indigenous Australian children were forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away.
Using testimonials from survivors of the Stolen Generation, Melbourne Fringe Festival award winner and Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country.
Concept & Performed by Ian Michael
Text by Ian Michael and Seanna van Helten
Directed by Penny Harpham
Produced by Anna Kennedy
Lighting Design & Technical Management by Shannah McDonald
Composition & Sound Design by Raya Slavin
Set & Costume Design by Casey-Scott Corless
Photography & Graphic Design by Gabi Briggs
WHEN: Saturday 16 January, 6:30pm – 8pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: By Donation
Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre and She Said Theatre as part of Wominjeka Festival 2016
1- Image courtesy of the Artist