The Baulkham Hills
African Ladies Troupe

Writer & Director Ros Horin

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15 Aug – 15 Sep 2013
  • Duration Approx 1 hr, 45 mins (no interval)

    A co-production with Racing Pulse Productions & Riverside in association with STARTTS

    Yarrie Bangura grew up in a camp in Guinea. She has recently finished her HSC. Aminata Conteh is from Sierra Leone. She is an ambassador for the UNHCR. Big Mama Rosemary Kariuki is from Kenya. She is a community leader and she knows how to live. Yordy Haile-Michael grew up in an army. She has four kids and lives in Lalor Park. They are one half of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe and they would like to welcome you into their worlds.

    In August on our Downstairs stage these marvellous women are going to turn their extraordinary stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity. But this is not just a show about what’s happened to the ladies. With the help of other African women – singers and dancers and actors – they are going to take this great opportunity to be who they want, say what they want, and become as amazing as they can. This is how they celebrate a new beginning in a land of refuge.

    The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a celebration of women, human rights, laughter and resilience. With a bit of sage advice on hair care.


    Writer & Director Ros Horin
    Associate Director/Movement Lucia Mastrantone
    Set Designer Dan Potra
    Video Designer Mic Gruchy
    Associate Designer & Costume Emma Kingsbury
    Songwriter Aminata Doumbia
    Musical Director & Composer Basil Hogios
    Lighting Designer Nicholas Rayment
    Sound Designer & additional music Steve Toulmin
    Filmmaker  Justine Kerrigan
    Dramaturgs Yana Taylor, Natalia Savvides
    Technical Programmer Phil Downing
    Stage Manager Karen Faure
    Assistant Stage Manager Gina Bianco
    Producer Michelle Kotevski


    Performers & Devisors

    The Women
    Yarrie Bangura
    Aminata Conteh-Biger
    Yordanos Haile-Michael
    Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe

    The Actors
    Nancy Denis
    Tariro Mavondo
    Effie Nkrumah

    The Singer
    Aminata Doumbia

    The Dancers
    Eden Dessalegn
    , Lisa Viola

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr
    Production Parramatta season images by Lisa Tomasetti

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