'In 1845 Christina Smith was a Scottish missionary settled in an isolated port in south-eastern South Australia, dose to present day Mount Gambier, where she was the sole European woman. It was here she encountered the Boandig people, a once powerful and numerous tribe now on the brink of extermination ...
'Was it a settlement or an invasion? Was she a protector or perpetrator? Is it Black or White?
'Octoroon, a term used by colonialists to describe a person with one eighth Aboriginal ancestry, explores themes of belonging, alienation and identity through the kaleidoscope that is our often divisive history.'
Source: La Mama Theatre program.
Produced at La Mama Theatre, 1-3 November 2017.
Directors: Maggie McCormack and Anna Ellis.
Cast: Maggie McCormack and Anna Ellis.
Lighting Designer: Simon Fisher and Annabel Warmington.
Sound Designer: Pippa Deanne Bainbridge.
Additional Vocal: Greg Fryer.