GLOBAL INDIGENOUS VOICES
Global Voices is a theatre project working with international playwrights to share new rehearsed readings. Curated by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, the evening features excerpts from five plays by Indigenous writers from around the world, and a post-performance discussion about the plays and the themes unearthed. GLOBAL INDIGENOUS VOICES expands the reach of ORIGINS to engage with emerging playwrights and distinct new voices; offering a forum for open discussion about current issues and the role of the arts within global debate.
Excerpts from The third country will be presented at the Origins festival, Global indigenous voices, June 13, 7pm 2019, at the British Library. For tickets and infomation click HERE.
NB> The third country was censored from/by the Joy Collective's festival in 2017. Detention centres made the producers uncomfortable
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. Salman Rushdie.
The Third Country:
by Sani Muliaumaseali’i
Amira is a child refugee from Afghanistan held in an Australian detention centre in the Pacific. Alone and afraid, her dream world cant keep her safe forever. Someone is watching. On the mainland the heat gets to Dolores and she wants out. Her decisions unleash repercussions that ignore time and space, but she’s too hot to notice. The Australian governments policy on detaining children in detention centre’s comes under scrutiny in this tale of choice and the states of being human.