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Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative

 The Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative presents NEW INDIGENOUS VOICES 2007 Staged Reading Series of new plays by Aboriginal and Native American writers The New York premiere of EPHEMERA: THE RECONCILIATION MONOLOGUES conceived by Liza-Mare Syron (Biripi), and written by the Eora College Theatre students of Aboriginal Studies in Redfern Sydney in 2004, featuring Sonny-Dallas Law (Wakka Wakka) and directed by Kaipo Schwab (Native Hawaiian). Ephemera is a devised production on the way in which the notion of Aboriginality is constructed in Australia. Using dance, music, images and interviews Ephemera presents the imagined, the representational and the interpretational of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous experiences of reconciliation in a theatrical context. Syron was awarded the Phillip Parsons Prize for Performance as Research for Ephemera. Post -Show discussions with the playwright: Tuesday May 22 at 8pmThe Club at La Mama E.T.C.

E. 4th St between 2nd Ave. & the Bowery

Reception sponsored by ADVANCE

Wednesday May 23 at 1:15pm During the sixth session of the annual Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesUnited Nations BuildingReservations are required for this performance and CLOSE MAY 8 FREE with suggested $10 contribution For reservations call 212 533 0889, email: koughtred@aol.com or go to www.aboriginaltheatre.com These performances are made possible in part by LMCC’s Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA and Manhattan Community Arts Fund/DCA. Additional funding and support provided by Australian Consul General, Australia Council, American Australian Association and ADVANCE.

Karen Oughtred
Artistic Director
Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative
www.aboriginaltheatre.com
P: 212.533.0889


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