Brothers Wreck

By Jada Alberts
Director Leah Purcell

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 24 May – 22 June 2014
  • Supported By

Nominated for the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards –
Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting

Mob can’t survive like that, you can’t survive like that. We gotta talk to each other, as hard as it is, ’cause I guarantee you, that phone will ring and you’ll have to say goodbye again.

This beautiful little play is about life.

It begins with a death: on a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe hanging from the rafters. What follows is the story of a family, buffeted by constant tragedy, holding itself together – as their people have done generation after generation. This play asks us: how do we deal with death? And how many other people does it take for each of us to live? Little by little, Ruben’s family brings him back from the edge.

Jada Alberts hails from Australia’s top end – Larrakia, Yanuwa, Bardi and Wardaman country. She is a recipient of The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award and is a commanding voice in the new generation of Australian theatre.

Acclaimed director/actor/writer Leah Purcell directs this intelligent, moving production.

Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


By Jada Alberts
Director Leah Purcell
Set & Costume Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer Luiz Pampolha
Composer & Sound Designer Brendan O’Brien
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Keiren Smith


Cramer Cain
Lisa Flanagan
Rarriwuy Hick
Hunter Page-Lochard
Bjorn Stewart

Production images by Brett Boardman
Rehearsal Images images by Brett Boardman

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