My Urrwai | Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre present ‘My Urrwai’ at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 10-11 April 2019.
Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show.
This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day.
Ghenoa is a recipient of both the renowned ‘Keir Choreographic’ Award and the ‘Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award’. Laughter and deep reflection go hand-in-hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.
My Urrwai, supported by a stellar team including director Rachael Maza and dramaturg Kate Champion, is a revealing reflection on, and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.