Imprint Productions returns to The Blue Room Theatre to present its second new work, Songbird, to premiere during NAIDOC week.

Michael, Brooke and Leon grew up together and have been best friends their entire lives. They were inseparable, until Michael’s untimely death drove them apart. Five years later, Leon meets Brooke in the pub of their old country town in an effort to discover why Michael died… But does he really want to uncover the truth? From the creators of Confessions of a Pyromaniac comes a play about music, tragedy and love. Featuring live music and songs, Songbird is a naturalistic drama of shared memories and a battle between forgiveness and sorrow.

In the tradition of theatrical realism, Songbird is a heartfelt story about how the past is always with us – no matter what we do. Following up from her exciting directorial debut with Confessions of a Pyromaniac, emerging theatre-maker Shakara Walley makes her writing debut with Songbird. She is joined by frequent collaborators Ian Wilkes as director and designer Patrick Howe who is fresh from Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Songbird is made possible through Yirra Yaakin’s Next Step program which addreses the need for further training, development and capacity building for Aboriginal theatre workers to engage in the professional theatre sector.

Where

The Blue Room Theatre

Perth Cultural Centre, 53 James Street, Perth WA 6000

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