*This is an Auslan interpreted performance (see Notes for more details) with a Q&A session following its conclusion
*Pensioner, Child, Unemployed, Full-time Student, Health Care Card Holder, VIC Carer Card Holder, MEAA member
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Between school, court, family dramas and stints in The Bighouse, will Chris ever make it as a rapper?
In a troubled regional town, young Aboriginal defendant Chris’ rap aspirations compete for time with his court appearances and meetings with lawyers, psychologists and social workers.
Combining the rhythm and cultural force of hip hop with theatre, Bighouse Dreaming is a provocative and urgent performance that holds an unflinching lens to the justice system, youth prisons and Australian masculinity – black and white.
Bighouse Dreaming is a multi-award winning work from Arrernte writer-performer Declan Furber Gillick.
2018 Green Room Awards: Best Ensemble
2018 Green Room Awards: Best Writing
2018 Melbourne Fringe Awards: Best Performance
2018 Melbourne Fringe Awards: Melbourne Festival Discovery Award
2018 Melbourne Fringe Awards: Best Emerging Indigenous Artist Award
This project has been generously supported by Linda Herd and Recovery Fund donors.
Bighouse Dreaming was developed with the support of Deadly Fringe, a collaborative initiative between ILBIJERRI and Melbourne Fringe.
Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants.
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