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Foley single work   drama  
Note: Written by Gary Foley, performed by Gary Foley and co-devised with Jon Hawkes and Tony Birch..
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Foley
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. From the frontlines of black activism to the halls of mainstream culture, he presents a colourful personal history and a dissident narrative of an Australian half-century. For more than forty years, Gary Foley has been deeply involved in the continuing struggle against foreign invasion. As activist, academic and actor, he's been one of the key figures in ensuring that the Aboriginal experience is not written out of this land's history.

Having spent decades spinning the yarns of black Australia, both past and present, he now uses his well-honed skills as troublemaker, teacher and teller of tales to bring his experiences to the stage, in an explosive event that weaves his extraordinary life around the major happenings that have shaped modern Australia. Entertaining and challenging, Foley is as much a personal narrative as it is an account of an untold Australian history. From land rights to native title, from treaty to reconciliation, from the referendum to the embassy, from black power to black pride, Foley, with characteristic dark humour, chronicles his life and times in what promises to be an engrossing tale of resistance and tenacity.' Source: http://ilbijerri.com.au/ (Sighted 11/10/2011).

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Supported by Australia Council, Arts Victoria, City of Melbourne and Artshouse, Office for the Arts.

Production Details

  • Presented by the 2011 Melbourne Festival in association with Sydney Festival and the Ilbijerri Theatre Company at the Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 7th - 15th October 2011. Director: Rachael Maza Long .
  • Sydney Opera House Playhouse from January 24 to 29 for Sydney Festival.

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Works about this Work

Fighting the Powers That Be Adam Fulton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 January 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
Not Quite Legit Agitprop Elly Varrenti , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
Fire Still Burning for a Champion of the Aboriginal Story Martin Flanagan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
Fire Still Burning for a Champion of the Aboriginal Story Martin Flanagan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
Not Quite Legit Agitprop Elly Varrenti , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
Fighting the Powers That Be Adam Fulton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 January 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Foley Gary Foley , 2011 single work drama
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