The Storyteller is sad to announce the postponement of their production of An Indigenous Trilogy that was scheduled to be presented by La Mama theatre in November.
The production has taken the difficult step to postpone the season due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 lockdowns and the impact this may have on rehearsals. This precious story has been in development for over 20 years, and they intend to give the work its best possible life.
Although a disappointing development, we are confident in the new dates secured for May 2022.
Little does he know, Peter’s life is just about to take a different direction when Hope steps off the train.
An Aboriginal worker from the stolen generation now finds himself living as a recluse in the middle of the desert. The issues from his work as a juvenile justice worker has impacted his life to the point where he has lost everything. He is battling his demons and believes he is of no value and wants to die alone drinking and trying to paint his Masterpiece. Little does he know, his life is just about to take a different direction when Hope steps off the train.
“The contrasting Masterpiece, while a thriller set in a remote location, is at the same time both lyrical and richly layered. Telling a story of Aboriginal trauma and resilience at a time of potential change, hope emerges with the realisation that the “masterpiece” is not a painting but rather the immediate image as it is reflected in a mirror.”
– Vanessa Cartwright, South Sydney Herald, 2015
Also a part of the DURATIONAL PERFORMANCES: Thurs 2nd Dec, Sat 4th Dec & Sun 5th Dec from 2 pm.
Content warning: *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this trilogy contains adult themes, references to deaths in custody of First Nations people and some coarse language.
Written, Directed & Produced by Glenn Shea
Produced by Tessa Spooner
Performed by Leroy Parsons, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra and Norbert Williams
Narration by Uncle Jack Charles
Image by Crystal Itjuwalyi Napangarti Butcher 2021