Take a look at Andrea’s twenty-something theatre career as she reflects on the highs of lows of making new Blak theatre works and collaborations as a Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai woman currently living and working on Gadigal and Darkinjung land in NSW and the Central Coast. Andrea will deliver some exercises and provocations to assist you to look into and beyond and around and beside your own creative fire.
Andrea James is a Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai woman and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. She was Artistic Director of Melbourne Workers Theatre 2001-2008 where she is best known for her play Yanagai! Yanagai! She co- wrote Coranderrk with Giordano Nanni for LaMama and Ilbijerri, Bright World with Elise Hearst for Arthur Productions and wrote Blacktown Angels for Home Country for Urban Theatre Projects at the Sydney Festival, Bukal for JUTE Theatre and Winyanboga Yurringa for Moogahlin Performing Arts remounted at Belvoir in May 2019. She has produced for Carriageworks, Blacktown Arts Centre and Urban Theatre Projects. Her newest play, Sunshine Super Girl: The Evonne Goolagong Story premiered in Griffith in October 2020 and Sydney Festival in 2021. She is a writer-in-residence at Melbourne Theatre Company and is currently Artistic Associate at Griffin where her play Dogged, written with Cath Ryan, premiered in May 2021.
When: Thursday 29 July 2021
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Online. Please register to receive the Zoom link.