Sista Girl

Sista Girl by Yirra Yaakin
August 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Subiaco Arts Centre

Two young women (a first nations woman and an Italian-Australian woman) meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can’t say sorry, how do you move on?

Sista Girl is an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal migrant Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father. Co-written by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes …. of Knowing Home), this play is a raucous and powerful look at our search for identity.