New Australian Indigenous Voices 2005

Well-known Australian Aboriginal Actors Rachael Maza, Lisa Maza and Isaac Drandich will appear in:

The Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative, Malthouse Theatre and IIbijerri Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Theatre Cooperative’s:
New Indigenous Voices 2005

Staged Reading Series of new plays by Native American and Aboriginal writers
Post-show discussions with playwrights

My 23, May 27, May 31, June 6

Monday May 23, 7:30pm
The Escape of the Potted Plant by Dawn Jamieson (Cayuga) and Tom Thornton, directed by Henry Akona. An FBI agent and her disabled mother team up to bring down a sinister smuggling ring on the reservation. A comedy.
The Culture Project @ 45 Bleecker: 6 to Bleecker St., F/V/B/D to Broadway/Lafayette, N/R to 8th St. or Prince St.

Friday May 27, 1:00pm
Enuff by John Harding (Ku Ku, Meriam), featuring Lisa Maza (Meriam, Yigingi), directed by Karen Oughtred. Questions how far you can push a race of people before they push back. It serves as a prophecy for non-Indigenous people and governments.
United Nations Headquarters: Reservations CLOSE MAY 19!

Tuesday May 31, 7:30pm
Black Medea by Wesley Enoch (Noonuccal Nuggi, Quandamooka) featuring Rachael Maza (Meriam, Yigingi) directed by Harold Dean James. A love story gone wrong, a tale of revenge and a bold and breathtaking commentary on contemporary Black experience.
Drama Book Shop: 250 W. 40th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.) Reception sponsored by ADVANCE

Monday June 6, 7:30pm
Casting Doubts by Maryanne Sam (Meriam), featuring Isaac Drandich (Noongar), directed by Kaipo Schwab (Native Hawaiian descent). Funny and heart-wrenching story of the intricacies of the casting industry from a Black perspective.
American Indian Community House: 404 Lafayette St., 8th Floor, R to 8th St., 6 to Astor Place, F to Broadway/Lafayette.

For reservations, call AATI at 212.533.0889 or email
Admission to all events is FREE. $10 contribution suggested

Funding is provided by Arts Victoria, Australia Council, Australian Consulate General, American Australian Association, Hotel Chandler, American Indian Community House, Westfield Garden State Plaza, ADVANCE and Yellow Tail.

Karen Oughtred
Artistic Director
Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative
P: 212.533.0889

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