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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.

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Theatre program at end of playtexts

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press ,Playbox Theatre , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Enuff, John Harding , single work drama (p. 1-35)
Belonging, Tracey Rigney , single work drama
'Follows the taunts and temptations of a school girl, and her personal struggle to remain true to her culture and herself.' Source: Publisher's blurb
(p. 71-106)
I Don't Wanna Play House, Tammy Anderson , single work drama Indigenous story

'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.'

Source: Production blurb.

(p. 88)
Casting Doubts, Maryanne Sam , single work drama (p. 107-167)
Crow Fire, Jadah Milroy , single work drama

'The story of a young, urban Indigenous Australian woman and a man from a desert community lured into the city.'

Source: Australian Plays.

(p. 169-213)
Conversations with the Dead, Richard Frankland , single work drama

'Jack, a young, ambitious Koorie is juggling the contradictions of working in both black and white worlds. How does he stay true to his cultural responsibilities whilst the justice system he works for fails to understand the pain and rage of his people?

'Conversations with the Dead is Richard Frankland’s response to being an investigator during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1987-1991).'

Source: Arts Centre Melbourne (2019 production).

(p. 215-287)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre , 2002 .
      Extent: xiv, 287 p.p.
      Description: ports.
      Reprinted: 2012 2nd ed.
      ISBN: 0868196622, 9780868196626
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Indigenous Stories Told Collectively BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

Untitled Maryrose Casey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , April no. 32 2005;

— Review of Blak Inside : 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria John Harding , Tammy Anderson , Tracey Rigney , Maryanne Sam , Jadah Milroy , Richard Frankland , Playbox Theatre , 2002 anthology drama
Untitled Ben Payne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 41 2002; (p. 134-138)

— Review of Blak Inside : 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria John Harding , Tammy Anderson , Tracey Rigney , Maryanne Sam , Jadah Milroy , Richard Frankland , Playbox Theatre , 2002 anthology drama
Untitled Ben Payne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 41 2002; (p. 134-138)

— Review of Blak Inside : 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria John Harding , Tammy Anderson , Tracey Rigney , Maryanne Sam , Jadah Milroy , Richard Frankland , Playbox Theatre , 2002 anthology drama
Untitled Maryrose Casey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , April no. 32 2005;

— Review of Blak Inside : 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria John Harding , Tammy Anderson , Tracey Rigney , Maryanne Sam , Jadah Milroy , Richard Frankland , Playbox Theatre , 2002 anthology drama
Indigenous Stories Told Collectively BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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