Black Drop Effect

Bankstown Arts Centre in collaboration with Sydney Festival presents the world premiere of Black Drop Effect, a new theatrical event by Nardi Simpson. ​Bankstown Arts Centre in collaboration with Sydney Festival presents the world premiere of Black Drop Effect, a new theatrical event by Nardi Simpson.  
Black Drop Effect artwork

Bankstown Arts Centre in collaboration with Sydney Festival presents the world premiere of Black Drop Effect, a new play by Nardi Simpson.

SEASON DETAILS

Preview: Tuesday 14 January, 8pm
Thursday 16 January, 8pm (this performance includes Audio-describption and AUSLAN interpretation)
Friday 17 January, 8pm
Saturday 18 January, 8pm

Where: Bankstown Arts Centre
Age: Recommended for 15 years and over
*Tickets: $35, ^concession and preview $30

* Bankstown Arts Centre does not accept cash or over-the-counter payment. Tickets can be purchased online through the booking link below or via Sydney Festival website only.

^ Concession tickets are available for the following: full-time tertiary students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, children 16 years and under, unemployed. Proof of concession must be produced at the events to obtain the concession or child price.

Bankstown Arts Centre supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. The companion ticket must be booked at the same time as the purchased ticket.

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SYNOPSIS

Binno, an Aboriginal elder, once a member of a well-known community dance group, has been asked to present a series of traditional dances for a 26 January celebration. Pip, the organiser, has also booked Andy, a celebrated actor to read extracts from Captain Cook's diaries. Binno is unsure but his sister, the straight-talking Beenie (Venus), convinces him to teach the dances to Max, Charlie Boy and Brayden, three young men seeking connections with culture, country and their place in the world. These young men bring modern complexities to traditional ways and, as they learn the dances and understand their meanings, become part of Binno and Beenie's bigger plan.

 

CAST

Binno William McPherson

Beenie Marlene Cummins

Pip Jane Phegan

Andy Anthony Hunt

Max Googoorewon Knox

Brayden Isaiah Kennedy

Charley Boy Ken Weldon

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Nardi Simpson 

Director Felix Cross   

Producer Katrina Douglas  

Executive Producer Vandana Ram 

Production Manager Amber Silk

Video Designer Mic Gruchy 

Visual Designer Lucy Simpson 

Composer/Sound Designer James Henry

Lighting Designer Karen Norris

Stage Manager Frankie Clarke 

Assistant Production Manager Emjay Matthews

Assistant Stage Manager Bianca Cruse

 

AUDIENCE ADVICE

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that Black Drop Effect may contain images and historic writings that may cause distress and offence.

Black Drop Effect occasionally contains strong language, which may be unsuitable for young people under 15 years. Parental guidance is recommended. 

Black Drop Effect is an outdoor work performed in the courtyard at the Bankstown Arts Centre. Audiences are encouraged to dress appropriately.

 

ACCESS

The Centre is wheelchair accessible, including toilet facilities and a lift to all floors. The theatre has a hearing loop. Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all public spaces at the Arts Centre. Accessible parking is also available at Olympic Parade carpark. The closest accessible train station is Bankstown Train Station (5 minutes).

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Black Drop Effect is proudly supported by Sydney Festival, the Federal Government through Indigenous Language and Arts, and the NSW Government through Create NSW

Bankstown Arts Centre is situated on Dharug Country. City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Hero image designed by Lucy Simpson.

 

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