Event Here Comes the Nigger
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Venue Black Theatre Arts and Culture Centre, Redfern, NSW
First Date 29 October 1976
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "The narrative is about Sam, a young blind Aboriginal man who is tutored by Odette, a young Euro-Australian woman...Bostock's play is the first production of a play by an Aboriginal writer set in an urban environment to achieve any profile outside the Indigenous communities." Casey, Maryrose. Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre 1967-1997. St Lucia: UQP 2004 pg 111.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Subjects Blindness
Indigenous Australian
Indigenous Peoples
Racism
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
John Baylis Actor Ari
Athol Compton Actor Sam
Venieca Doolan Actor Betty
Robert Hensley Actor Bob / Tony
Marcia Langton Actor Verna
Lorraine Mafi Williams Actor Marsha
Julie McGregor Actor Odette
Ron Murray Actor Tim
Kevin Smith Actor
Les Smith Actor Johnny
Kevin Stewart Actor Billy
Bryan Brown Director Neil
Jack Charles Director
Gerry Bostock Writer
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 October 1976, 20
Book Casey, Maryrose. Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre 1967-1997. St Lucia: UQP. 2004
Event Identifier 73767