Stories I Meant to Tell You, CAN’s Noongar Performance Project piece, made its debut performance before a select community audience on May 10 at the Narrogin Senior High School Performing Art Centre.
The piece was created and performed by Geri Hayden, Joe Northover, Marcelle Riley, Olman Walley, Connie Yarran and Yolande Yarran and directed by Kylie Farmer [Kaarljilba Kaardn].
Each performance weaved together personal and fictional narratives devised by the group around stories they wanted to share with the community.
The work journeyed through scenes of contemporary cultural traditions, personal and community loss, family histories and anecdotes.
The Noongar Performance Project involved a series of exploratory theatre labs, guided by Director Catherine Simmonds, Perfumer Maitland Schnaars and Actor/Director Kylie Farmer [Kaarljilba Kaardn].
Performer Yolande Yarran takes a moment backstage