About the show
“I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him… He never got rid of me…”
Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away.
HART is a solo theatre piece by Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe award-winner and Noongar man, Ian Michael. Weaving together the real stories of four survivors of the Stolen Generations, Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stores of his country.
– Best Emerging Artist (Adelaide Fringe 2016)
– Best Emerging Indigenous Artist (Melbourne Fringe 2015)
– SA Tour Ready Award (Melbourne Fringe 2015)
– Tiki Tour Ready Award (Melbourne Fringe 2015)
“A brave and quietly devastating performance… Moving theatre that handles some emotionally harrowing material with dignity and grace.”
— Cameron Woodhead, The Age
This performance is followed by a post-show artist Q&A as part of ‘In Conversations’ hosted by Lisa Maza.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this production contains references to and images of people who are deceased.
Photo: Gabi Briggs
Purchase of Tickets
Full priced tickets apply to any person 18 years of age and over who does not comply with any of the conditions relating to persons eligible for a concession ticket.
Concession priced tickets apply to any person 16 years of age or under and/or the holder of one of the following concession cards: secondary student, tertiary student, senior, pensioner or Health Care Card.
Children two (2) years of age and over will require their own seat. Children under two (2) years of age can be seated in the same seat with the parent/guardian. Children 16 years of age and under should be supervised at all times whilst in the venue.
All performances are general admission.
Access and Inclusion
Brimbank City Council supports an accessible and inclusive environment at its venues.
The Bowery / STACC is wheelchair accessible and service dog friendly. There are a number of accessible toilets and ambulant toilets in the centre.
People with a disability and those with specific seating needs are requested contact the venue on 9249 4600 at least 4 days before the performance so that we can accommodate your specific seating requirements.
Seating in the theatre is raked and there are three (3) places that can be reserved for people in wheelchairs to sit in the audience in the front row.
People with hearing and sight impairments can be accommodated in the front rows if desired. The centre has hearing enhancement facilities including audio loops. Braille is used for signage throughout the centre indicating toilet facilities.
A valid Companion Card or valid Companion Card Number must be produced at the time of booking to gain access to the Companion Card program offer. Details of use are contained on the Companion Card website www.companioncard.org.au