2014 PRODUCTIONS

With special thanks to our NAIDOC Partner, Georgiou Group, Yirra Yaarnz @NAIDOC celebrates NAIDOC in a theatrical fashion by supporting a number of special events and presentations. Building on our successful 2013 Blue Room Theatre Season, we will be supporting an emerging producer/director/writer team (from our Next Step Program) with an opportunity to independently present an original new work, mentored by members of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

Confessions of a Pyromaniac @ The Blue Room Theatre

SHAKARA WALLEY / IMPRINT PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH YIRRA YAAKIN THEATRE COMPANY

Out in the beyond, Karla is ready for a new beginning. Moving in with her brother Yabu and his girlfriend Brooke might fuel the fresh start she’s been hoping for.

Yabu wants to reconnect with his sister and find out more about the mother he never knew. Brooke wants to ignite her relationship and be an understanding, supportive girlfriend but she continually finds herself lost in translation. Why the need for change? Karla’s a recovering pyromaniac with a twitch, and the community beyond the smoldering black stump desperately want rid of her. This will be a startling and original production about creating a new life to escape a dark past. 

Director & Producer: Shakara Walley

Writer: Mathew Cooper

Performances: 9 – 19 July 2014 @ 7pm

Venue: The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge WA

Tickets available through The Blue Room Theatre: Book Now

Confessions of a Pyromaniac has received support from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company through the Next Step Training Program supported by Development Partner Woodside.

Associated Activities for 2014 NAIDOC WEEK 

1.         Yirra Yaakin in the Community – stallholder presence

2.         NAIDOC Ball@ Perth Convention Centre (Friday 11 July)

3.         Yirra Yaarnz - On Sunday 13 July, Yirra Yaakin will host an evening of short readings from upcoming new works by David Milroy, Zac James and Jub Clerc. Followed by a 20 minute Q&A session with the writers and Artistic Director, Kyle Morrison.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company acknowledges the support of its 2014 partners, Yirra Yaarnz Major Partner Healthway promoting the Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture message, Development Partner Woodside and NAIDOC week program partner the Georgiou Group.