Ilbijerri is one of Australia's leading theatre companies creating innovative contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists that challenges and connects with our audiences. Ilbijerri believes in the power of Indigenous voices. Our creative processes support the empowerment of Indigenous artists and communities to tell our stories, from our perspective. Ilbijerri productions have toured nationally and internationally being acclaimed by critics and resonating with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences.
Ilbijerri is the longest running Indigenous Theatre company in Australia and the only one in Victoria. In 1990 a group of Melbourne Indigenous artists and community members came together to form a professional theatre company for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Victoria. Since then we have been initiating and developing performances in collaboration with our community and artists.
Our plays explore a range of complex and controversial issues from a uniquely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective. Our plays possess the power to reach out and remind audiences of every person's need for family, history and heritage.' Source: www.ilbijerri.org.au (Sighted 21/04/2008).