Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, rebel, gold-medallist, air-guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement. And now she’s made a show, told through movement and words. She’s drawing on the traditional and the everyday, the political and the personal, to tell a story that’s irreverent, provocative and moving.

A revealing reflection on, and celebration of, cultural inheritance, and an unflinching portrayal of what it’s like to walk a tightrope of politics and family every day.

A co-production with Performing Lines and presented in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Sydney Festival

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation

Please be aware, this production contains occasional coarse language and strobe lighting.


Ghenoa Gela


By Ghenoa Gela
Director Rachael Maza
Dramaturg & Movement Consultant Kate Champion
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Composer Ania Reynolds
Production & Stage Manager Liz Young

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 7pm
Thursday & Friday 8.15pm
Saturday 2.15pm & 8.15pm
Sunday 5.15pm
Please note the performance on Sunday 21 January is on at 3pm

Preview (bookable)
6.30pm, 19 January

Opening Night (invitation only)
6.30pm, 20 January

Running Time
Approx 65 minutes


Single tickets to My Urrwai are now on sale. 

Full Price $49
Subscriber Discount Rate $46
Seniors*/Groups (10 or more) $44
Concession† $35
30-Down# $35
Previews $32
Student Saver# $25

* Seniors prices are available with an Australian Government-issued Seniors Card. Groups (10+) tickets available at same price.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards, and to Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening. 

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.



Audrey | Journal Jason Blake

See My Urrwai … your life will be better for it.

TimeOut Sydney | Cassie Tongue