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PYT | Fairfield

Presented in Season 2 2017

Victorian Premiere
Presented by Arts House

8.15pm, Thu 20 Jul
8.15pm, Fri 21 Jul
3pm, Sat 22 Jul
8.15pm, Sat 22 Jul
5pm, Sun 23 Jul
70 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

This production contains references to sexual acts and self-harm, which some patrons may find disturbing, as well the use of theatrical haze.  Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander patrons are advised that this production may contain images of deceased people.

Auslan Interpreted performance – 8:15pm, Fri 21 Jul
Wheelchair Accessible

Show Program: 
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TRIBUNAL is a ceremony we are all invited to.

Australia’s history of colonisation and detention will be put on trial when Indigenous elders, artists, human rights activists, refugees, lawyers, young leaders and outlaws come together to create an Australian Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal. This compelling collaborative work addresses Australia’s history by telling the parallel stories of Indigenous Australia and newly arrived refugees.

A truth-telling, a sharing of stories, a celebration of resilience, a way forward – PYT | Fairfield’s profoundly moving and fiercely ambitious verbatim theatre project fuses participatory performance with legal procedure, personal history and intimate conversations to create a parallel democracy for our times.

Concept & Lead Artist:
Karen Therese
Concept & Human Rights Lawyer:
Joe Tan
Creative Collaborators/ Text/Performers:
Rhonda Grovenor Dixon, Mahdi Mohammadi, Karen Therese, Paul Dwyer, Katie Green, Jawad Yaqoubi plus guest speakers
Text Editor:
Paul Dwyer

Outside Eye:
Chris Ryan
Province Studio (Laura Pike and Anne Louise Dadek)
Video Design:
Sean Bacon
Sound Design:
James Brown
Lighting Design:
Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Stage Manager:
Patrick Howard

Supported by – TRIBUNAL is produced by PYT | Fairfield. TRIBUNAL was first presented at Griffin Theatre Company in 2016 with support from the Sidney Myer Fund. PYT | Fairfield acknowledges the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and Fairfield City Council.
Image by – Alex Wisser