I Don't Wanna Play House single work   drama   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Notes

  • One woman show. Performed by Tammy Anderson.

Production Details

  • Tammy Anderson, a proud Palawa woman, presents a critically acclaimed one woman show based on her childhood, growing up in Tasmania & Victoria. A mixture of monologue, movement & song, the show is often heartbreaking as Anderson relives the abuse she & her family endured.
  • First produced at CUB Malthouse, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, by Playbox Theatre Company, 25 April - 5 May 2001. Directed by John Bolton. Subsequently performed in seasons both in Australia and overseas.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2001
  • Appears in:
    y Blak Inside : 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria John Harding , Tammy Anderson , Tracey Rigney , Maryanne Sam , Jadah Milroy , Richard Frankland , Playbox Theatre , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press Playbox Theatre , 2002 Z950463 2002 anthology drama (taught in 1 units)

    Contains six plays.

    Enuff by John Harding is a frightening and funny play about an Australian future where black patience has run out. A violent uprising is planned for Reconciliation Day – will retribution or forgiveness prevail?

    I Don't wanna Play House by Tammy Anderson is the moving story of her childhood. A truly remarkable account of the triumph of the human spirit.

    Belonging by Tracey Rigney recounts the taunts and temptations of a school girl, and her personal struggle to remain true to her culture, and herself.

    Casting Doubts by Maryanne Sam is a funny, and at times heart-wrenching, play about an actors' casting agency with more colour charts than a paint shop, and the problems that Indigenous actors face.

    Crowfire by Jadah Milroy is the story of a young, urban Indigenous Australian woman, and a man from a desert community lured into the city. The moving story of a search for identity and the need for reconciliation.

    Conservations with the Dead by Richard J Frankland is a poetic and savage play that takes you into the aching sorrow of deaths in custody.

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press Playbox Theatre , 2002
    pg. 88

Works about this Work

Whatchaupto? Tammy Anderson Tammy Anderson , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: RealTime , October-November no. 111 2012; (p. 24)
One-Woman Show Faces up to a Nomadic Childhood's Dark Past Jacqueline Williams , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2010; (p. 3)
A Compelling Tour de Force Peter Wilkins , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 2010; (p. 4)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson 2001 single work drama
One Woman Show Takes Off 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 June no. 479 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson 2001 single work drama
'Almost a decade on from the shows first sold-out premiere season in Melbourne, I Don't Wanna Play House... is continuing to pack a punch with audiences across Australia.' Source: Koori Mail 30 June 2010, no. 479
Presenting the Past : Historiography in Aboriginal Theatre of the 80s and 90s K. G. Naga Radhika , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 144-162)
Brutality and Sexuality in I Don't Wanna Play House Khairul Chowdhury , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Empowering and Disempowering Indigenes : Staging Australian Aboriginal Experience 2010; (p. 172-179)
Telling It Like It Is Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 February no. 444 2009; (p. 59)
A Compelling Tour de Force Peter Wilkins , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 2010; (p. 4)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson 2001 single work drama
One Woman Show Takes Off 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 June no. 479 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of I Don't Wanna Play House Tammy Anderson 2001 single work drama
'Almost a decade on from the shows first sold-out premiere season in Melbourne, I Don't Wanna Play House... is continuing to pack a punch with audiences across Australia.' Source: Koori Mail 30 June 2010, no. 479
Telling It Like It Is Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 February no. 444 2009; (p. 59)
One-Woman Show Faces up to a Nomadic Childhood's Dark Past Jacqueline Williams , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2010; (p. 3)
Presenting the Past : Historiography in Aboriginal Theatre of the 80s and 90s K. G. Naga Radhika , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 144-162)
Brutality and Sexuality in I Don't Wanna Play House Khairul Chowdhury , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Empowering and Disempowering Indigenes : Staging Australian Aboriginal Experience 2010; (p. 172-179)
Whatchaupto? Tammy Anderson Tammy Anderson , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: RealTime , October-November no. 111 2012; (p. 24)
Last amended 30 Jun 2010 16:13:34
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