By David Milroy with Derek Nannup
Yirra Yaakin for the Awesome Festival
Directed by Derek Nannup
Performed by Shakara Walley, Ian Wilkes and Amy Smith
Until October 14
The Noongar word kaatijin means "learning", or "knowledge", and
there's no doubt Yirra Yaakin, WA's indigenous theatre company, believes
teaching its audiences is a critical part of its purpose. Just as
impressive is how adept the company is at learning from those audiences.
see it in the growing impact and enjoyment of their series of
Aboriginal stories for adults at the Blue Room. And much the same
development is evident in the origin stories they tell for children at
the Awesome Festival.
This year's, Kep
Kaatijin, has much to recommend it, and promises even more for Indigenous
theatre for children in the future.
Link here to the complete review in The West Australian