HART is a very personal and moving examination of the contemporary effects of Australia’s forcible separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Young Noongar man Ian Michael and his co-writer Seanna van Helten developed HART through testimonials and interviews with four Noongar men spanning three generations – including Ian himself.
Using the poignant words of these resilient men, HART illuminates the ongoing after-effects and inter-generational cycle of trauma experienced by Indigenous Australians. The show is intimate, warm and often very funny, and gently invites audiences to listen in on Australia’s silenced stories, and deepen their understanding of a difficult and defining part of Australian history.
Join us for Ian Michael’s very special HART, during National Reconciliation week. Your ticket includes the show, a light pre-show supper, live ambient music, and a complimentary glass of locally produced wine.
Our season opens with a very special Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service event on Friday 26 May, recognising the 20th anniversary of Bringing Them Home: the ‘Stolen Children’ Report.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons.