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David Milroy David Milroy i(A56043 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Palku ; Aboriginal
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BiographyHistory

David Milroy has been a musician, writer and theatre director. He has worked as a tutor with AbMusic, an Aboriginal Corporation formed in 1986 to support and nurture Aboriginal musicians in Western Australia and was the first Artistic Director of the Yirra Yaakin Nyoongar Theatre from 1995-2003. Milroy's music has featured in films (Blackfellas, Exile and the Kingdom) and as the theme to a number of radio programs (ABC Radio National's Speaking Out program). In Sistergirl and Dead Heart for Black Swan Theatre Company and Perth Theatre Company's production of Wild Cat Falling he provided the musical direction.

Milroy's theatrical involvement has also included writing and directing a number of plays in Perth including including King Hit, 'Runumuk' and One Day in '67.' With Sally Morgan, he co-wrote and directed 'Cruel Wild Woman' and Barking Gecko's production of 'Own Worst Enemy' for the Festival of Perth.

In 2011, David Milroy was nominated for the Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award in the category of Arts, Culture and Entertainment, for his long standing contribution.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 shortlisted Richard Burton Award for New Plays
2002 joint winner Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards Indigenous Facilitator's Prize

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Waltzing the Wilarra 2011 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011 Z1733011 2011 single work musical theatre 'Charlie, Elsa and Fay take you on a musical journey back to 1940's post-war Perth. Against a backdrop of curfews, and the fear of arrest for consorting, white and black manage to form their own club. For a night they can forget their worries and experience rare happy times singing, dancing, listening to music, and with a little luck, romance. Forty years on, as the club faces demolition, our three characters meet once again to stage a musical reunion and protest in an attempt to save their old stomping ground.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 winner Performing Arts WA Awards best new play
2011 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
y separately published work icon Waltzing the Wilarra 2011 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011 Z1733011 2011 single work musical theatre 'Charlie, Elsa and Fay take you on a musical journey back to 1940's post-war Perth. Against a backdrop of curfews, and the fear of arrest for consorting, white and black manage to form their own club. For a night they can forget their worries and experience rare happy times singing, dancing, listening to music, and with a little luck, romance. Forty years on, as the club faces demolition, our three characters meet once again to stage a musical reunion and protest in an attempt to save their old stomping ground.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 winner Performing Arts WA Awards best new play
2011 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
Windmill Baby 2004 single work drama
— Appears in: Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007; (p. [201]-228)
Windmill Baby is the story of Maymay, an old Aboriginal woman who returns to the deserted Kimberley cattle station that was her home 50 years ago. A one-woman redemption piece told through Indigenous voices, with the endearing characters of Wun-man, Two-man, Aunty Darbella and old Maymay, this play is delivered with the poetry of a campfire storyteller.
2007 winner Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award
2006 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score
2005 winner Performing Arts WA Awards Best New Play
2003 winner Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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