Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation

FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off!

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Goolarri Media present the world premiere of FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off! by Melody Dia, running from October 13 – 24 at the Subiaco Arts Centre in Perth, and October 29 – 31 at the Gimme Club in Broome.

The boom went bust, and now Jono’s in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his liyarn. Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey. But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, ‘ain’t what they used to be’. Janey is locked in her house, sliding into stand-up comedic delusion as she awaits her FIFO husband Brad’s return. But where is Brad? And where’s their young daughter Katie? Something’s gotta give, but what will it take to stop the slide into the deepening pit that threatens to engulf them all?

In a country abundant with natural resources, mining is a way of life. This warm, tautly written drama pulls no punches as it explores the impact of mining on two Indigenous families, developed from extensive interviews with miners from across the country and lived experience of the writer. Starting in Broome with Goolarri Media’s Indigenous Writers program, and developing with the support of Yirra Yaakin, Playwriting AustraliaIlbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or F*ck Off! brings us an exciting new voice from the Kimberley, former FIFO worker Melody Dia.

Team

Playwright: Melody Dia

Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Assistant Director: Bruce Denny

Dramaturgy: Mari Lourey & Dot WestCreative

Producers: Jodie Bell, Elinor King & Mari Lourey

Production Manager: Mike Nanning

Stage Manager: Karen Cook

Set & Costume Designer: Neil Sheriff

Sound Designer: Ella Portwine

Lighting Designer: Peter Young

Cast Includes: Bobbi Henry and Trevor Ryan

Season Information:

FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off! is among the first theatre shows to be presented in Perth after the COVID-19 lock down.

Dates: 13- 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (Perth) | Gimme Club (Broome)

Time: Tues – Thurs 7:00pm & Fri – Sat 7:30pm

Matinee Performance: Sat 24 – 2:00pm

Tickets: $26 – $40

Event starts
Tuesday 13 October, 2020
Event ends
Saturday 24 October, 2020
Venue
Subiaco Arts Centre
Venue Address
180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Location

Perth ,

Website
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Category
Performances & Gigs