By Andrea James
Director Anthea Williams

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 4 – 26 May 2019
  • Duration 1 Hour 40 Minutes

    On the bank of a great river, six Indigenous women gather: a community leader, a city girl, a niece with a bucketload of issues, a woman from a mission town, a park ranger, and the curator of a museum’s Indigenous unit. These women are connected by kinship, but their worlds are far apart, separated by space, opportunity, time…

    They think they’re together for a camping trip, a bit of fishing, a few yarns. But there’s important stuff amongst the hilarity. What it is to be safe. What it is to belong. Who owns stories. Where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. How do you reconnect with community, if you’ve been wrenched away? What hoops do you have to jump through?

    Inspired by the landmark TV series, Women of the Sun, Winyanboga Yurringa (Win-yan-boe-ga Yur-ringga) begins in familiar territory – a gathering, a return. But little by little the play rises to a sublime, surprising act of belonging and remembering. It’s beautiful.

    Presented in association with Moogahlin Performing Arts
    Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


    Cultural Design Advisor Danièle Hromek
    Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson
    Cultural Language Advisor Dr Lou Bennett AM
    Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
    Associate Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis & Brendon Boney
    Associate Director Deborah Brown
    Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
    Assistant Stage Manager Ella Griffin


    Roxanne McDonald
    Tuuli Narkle
    Angeline Penrith
    Tasma Walton
    Dalara Williams
    Dubs Yunupingu



    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
    Production images by Brett Boardman
    • Running Time and Content Warnings

      Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

      Content Warnings: Haze

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    • Podcast

      Writer Andrea James, along with Director Anthea Williams, performer Angeline Penrith, and Cultural Design Consultant Danièle Hromek discuss the play, the importance of Country for Indigenous peoples and the value of the stage in telling one’s stories. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

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