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Indigenous theatre leaders on stage representation, storytelling and Australian theatre – ABC News

Indigenous theatre makers from leading arts companies tell us about the shifting climate around bringing black stories to the stage and changes they’d like to see in the arts sector.

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Last month, over 300 Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) theatre-makers wrote a letter to “White American Theatre”.
“We see you. We have always seen you. We have watched you pretend not to see us,” the letter reads, before going on to describe systemic racism in theatre programming, representation, decision-making, community engagement, and funding.
Written amidst the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the states, the letter (with demands that followed) was signed by artists suc…

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