Indigenous theatre booms with stories to tell

Excavating the untold history of the Stolen Generations is providing a rich seam of stories for Indigenous writers and performers.
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It’s a heady time for Indigenous theatre in Australia. Painful histories are being excavated in big venues and small.

This week, Ilbijerri’s Beautiful One Day opened ​at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane. Based on the notorious events on Palm Island in 2004, the play, which recently showed in London, explores the history and legacy of this community in the wake of the death of Cameron Doomadgee at the hands of a white police officer.  

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Ben Eltham
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Ben Eltham is ArtsHub's industry columnist.