Healing Scars



  • 19-20 Jan 24 Downstairs Theatre


Sydney Festival 2024

By Warren Mason

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 19-20 Jan 24
  • Presented by
  • In association with
    • Yellamundie Festival
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  • Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by
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An intricate tapestry of First Nations expression

Yuwalaaraay/Yorta Yorta composer and performer Warren Mason of Tin Camp Studios loops the natural sounds of his homeland, haunting tune of his guitar, the spoken word of multiple languages and singing styles of his old people. Creating an intricate tapestry of sound interwoven with movement choreography by Jasmine Gulash (Gubbi Gubbi), performed by senior dance women Jo Clancy (Wiradjuri) and Aunty Bronwyn Spearim-Hoy (Gomeroi), tracing tracks leading back from the past.

Healing Scars is an in-development expression of the self-healing journey First People take in reconciling the grief of loss from injustice crossing multiple lifetimes, performed as part of Yellamundie Festival.

Yellamundie Festival

Taking its name from the Darug word for storyteller, Yellamundie Festival identifies, develops and presents new First Peoples stories for the stage – providing a range of development opportunities for playwrights, composers and movement directors. 

Since its inception in 2013, Yellamundie Festival has become an international showcase for First Peoples talent. From a national call for submissions, six new works undergo two weeks of development and are presented in a three-day festival of public showings, yaans and events in Sydney.  


  • Full Price $15


This showing of the Yellamundie Festival 2023 work-in-progress Healing Scars by Warren Mason is presented as part of Sydney Festival’s 2024 Blak Out program.

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