Art of the Impossible: MATRIARCH

A one-woman show telling the story of the massacre of a family at Red Rock, the struggle to find stolen children, intergenerational trauma, with the question still remaining 'When does it end?'.

Fringe 2020: Art of the Impossible

This documentary celebrates the highlights of a Festival that took an impossible situation and turned it on its head. 


Duration
1 hour

Matriarch, by Sandy Greenwood, is an original and dynamic one-woman show celebrating the strength and resilience of four Gumbaynggirr women, spanning over 100 years of Australian history.  

 A hit show at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney Fringe Festivals, nominated for a Green Room award for best writing and winning best performer in Theatre, Sandy Greenwood’s production vividly brings to life the matriarchs of her own family: herself, her mother, her grandmother, and her great-grandmother. 

Through a combination of drama, dance, and music, Matriarch explores cultural identity, the effects of intergenerational trauma, and what it means to be a fair skin goori woman in modern Australia. 

Credits

Written and performed by Sandy Greenwood, directed by John Merkel.

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