January 28-29 at 5pm
Presented by Sydney Festival in association with Melbourne Festival
Ilbijerri Theatre Company (Australia)
World Premiere Season
‘History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.' Gary Foley
Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. As activist, academic and actor, the irascible Foley has for 40 years been a key figure in ensuring that the Aboriginal experience is not written out of the Australian story.
Having spent decades spinning the yarns of black Australia, both past and present, he now uses his well-honed skills as troublemaker, teacher and teller of tales to bring his experiences to the stage in an event that weaves his extraordinary life around the major happenings that have shaped modern Australia.
From land rights to native title, from treaty to reconciliation, from the referendum to the embassy, from black power to black arts, Foley brings his usual black humour to this engrossing chronicle of his life and times.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are advised that this event will contain images of people who are now deceased.
Company/production special thanks and acknowledgements
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