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Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company announces upcoming annual Family Picnic

Rhiannon Clarke -
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Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's annual Family Picnic is set to return as the organisation prepares to showcase the vibrant world of contemporary Aboriginal theatre and engage in meaningful conversations. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, taste kangaroo stew and damper samples, and savour complimentary ice cream courtesy of Gather Foods on Thursday, 21 March from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Subiaco Arts Centre.

The entertainment lineup will feature a live performance by Shakara Walley’s band Last Round Aces, which includes playwright Shakara Walley, author of Songbird, the inaugural play in Yirra Yaakin’s 2024 season. 

Additionally, cast member Kira Feeney will showcase a selection of original songs from the production.

Children will have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary face-painting, adding to the fun-filled event.

After the Welcome to Country, Subiaco Mayor David McMullen will deliver a speech, followed by Artistic Director of Yirra Yaakin, Maitland Schnaars. 

Schnaars will provide an overview of the upcoming 2024 season, starting with the highly anticipated production of Songbird. The captivating performance will run from 19 April to 4 May at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, based in Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar Country, is a leading organisation showcasing Aboriginal performing arts.

With a focus on nurturing Aboriginal artists, sharing authentic stories, and engaging with the community, they have produced award-winning and culturally significant theatre for more than 30 years. 

Their commitment to pushing boundaries and promoting Indigenous culture sets us apart as a leader in the industry.

Through productions like Waltzing the Wilarra and One Day in 67, they continue to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre.

Yirra Yaakin Family Picnic 2024

Date: Thursday 21 March, 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Theatre Gardens, Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008

 

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